SPECTACLE18 Rack House, 416-363-5300, spectaclelovesyou.com
If you visited the Distillery District over the summer, you know the neighbourhood is on the grow, with new condo towers climbing to the sky and a fresh batch of restaurants and shops filling the retail spaces in their glass podiums. One of the most recent openings is Spectacle, which moved from its original spot on the main Trinity Street drag to an airy storefront around the corner on Rack House Mews.
The upsized square footage is reflected in the frame selection, with over 1,000 pairs of optical and sunglasses on display alongside a collection of vintage optician instruments and signage. Peep the Rolf line of wooden pieces that come packed in geometric veneer cases, or Grey Ant’s awesome statement styles.
The store also carries the Rudy Projects line of sport eyewear for cyclists.
Spectacle picks: The St. Germain model from the in-house Taru & Koli collection has a rounded, vintage shape, $385 we’re mad for Moscot’s khaki and black sunnies, $295 a classic pick is Ray-Ban’s Clubmaster in black or tortoise, $180 to $182.
Look for: An eye doctor’s office opening inside the store this month.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 11 am and 7 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.