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Get Your Sunglasses on 17th Ave

If this gorgeous sunshine we received this week is any indication of the type of weather we are getting this Summer, then we will be spending plenty of time outdoors strolling and shopping on 17th and relaxing on patios, basking in the warm weather. Make sure you’re prepared with a fresh pair of sunglasses to not only protect those peepers from the bright Calgary sunshine, but also to up your style game. Check out the retail spots on 17th Ave below to pick out the perfect pair of sunnies and your go-to summer accessory. 

Ollie Quinn 

This adorable 17th Ave boutique is your one-stop-shop for all of your optical needs this summer. Whether you’re looking to update your current sunnies to protect you from the Calgary sunshine, you’re needing an eye exam or information on optical health, Ollie Quinn has you covered. Their quality sunglasses are polarised and offer complete UVA and UVB protection – plus, they’re really cute! 

829 17 Ave SW, olliequinn.ca

Photo Credit: Eye Candy

Eye Candy 

Browse designer brand sunglasses such as Prada, Tom Ford Ted Baker and more at Eye Candy Optical, where in addition to their wide selection of frames, you can also stop by for vision testing, contact lenses and frame repair! 

1301 17 Ave SW, eyecandyeyewear.com

Brass Monocle 

The Brass Monocle sources frames and sunglasses  from all over the world – think Europe, Asia and North America – to provide quality, eye-catching styles at their 17th Ave location. Shop their trendy collections like Kirk&kirk, and Matsuda, and up your optical game with their unique selection of eyewear and sunglasses. 

806 16 Ave SW, brassmonocle.com

Sol Optix 

Sol Optix boasts one of the largest collections of eyewear in Calgary – find prescription glasses, sunglasses, specialty eyewear and frames from brands like Kate Spade and Burberry. Their extensive selection of sunglasses basically guarantees that you’ll find a style that not only suits you, but also protects your eyes from the elements. Sol Optix also offers numerous different optical services including eye exams, dry eye care, lasik consultation and more. Be sure to stop by and say “Hello!” to their amazing staff.

628B 17 Ave SW, soloptixonline.com


You may know gravitypope for their excellent selection of shoes, but they also house tons of unique accessories, clothing and, yep, you guessed it, sunglasses! Find sleek frames and quirky styles from brands such as CHIMI, Sun Buddies and more. There, now you have another reason to go to gravitypope! 

1126 17 Ave SW, gravitypope.com

Kate Hewko 

You can always expect bold and bright styles from Kate Hewko and her selection of sunnies is nothing short of that. Find your next statement pair of sunglasses at this beloved 17th Ave boutique, where you can choose from cat-eye frames, oversized styles, retro looks and so much more. 

908 17 Ave SW #1, katehewko.com

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