Finding your next set of spectacles or just a sweet pair of summer shades doesn't need to involve a trip to the mall. The new collection from Steven Alan Optical ($145-$245) includes 20 different frame designs, each available in a variety of colors and finishes, giving you a huge assortment to choose from. In addition, four of the frames are available as sunglasses, and each pair of prescription glasses includes lenses. But the best part is the Home Trial Kit, which lets you select up to six frames to be shipped to you for free so you can try them out for a week and decide which one best suits you before you buy — removing the chance of accidentally ordering a pair that makes you look like a distant cousin of Steve Urkel.
The last time we heard from Shwood, they were making some pretty amazing wooden sunglasses. Now the company is moving to another natural element. Shwood's Stone Collection ($295+) includes two styles — the Wayfarer-esque Canby and the vintage-y Belmont — that are made with real slate stone that's fused with birch wood to create a pair of shades that can truly be called ruggedly handsome. They're limited to 200 pairs, and ship in a few weeks.