Natayle’s Addiction: Shanghai Tang Eyewear

November 25, 2008 • Accessories


I don’t fall in love often, but when I fall . . .I fall hard! This is now the case with my new addiction—Shanghai Tang sunglasses (and optical glasses)! I know what you’re thinking ‘they’re just sunglasses.’ But you’re wrong; they are so much more than that. Not since my first pair of designer shades have I found a pair of glasses that fill me with as much excitement as these.

To start, the craftsmanship is superb and something I haven’t seen since I landed a 3006_bkl
pair of vintage Christian Dior glasses. Secondly, each pair of glasses embodies opulence and luxury by synthesizing ancient Chinese motifs onto the frames which feature real jade. Select models also have real silk woven into the frames, for a stunning and unique effect.

It is the belief of the Chinese that by layering their lives with lucky images and 8035_blk_3
objects, they are increasing their chances of happiness and prosperity. By adding classic Chinese symbols like the Lotus flower, Phoenix and gold coins to these ever so chic modern frames; the juxtaposition of the classic with the modern offers every wearer an extraordinary fashion experience reminiscent of Chinese royalty and nobility.

I can’t imagine wearing any other line at this point. It literally transforms outfits and can make you look great even on your worst day. I promise, once you go Shanghai Tang, you won’t go back!

Want a chance to snag a pair of these fabulous shades? Sign up for our November giveaway where you have the opportunity to win 2 pairs of Shanghai Tang sunglasses!

Where to buy:


HL Purdy Inc
501 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 688-8050

Manhattan Grand Optical
203 Grand St. #1
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-8050


Optical World
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(908) 685-0033


Optical World
160 N. Gulph Rd. #5205a
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 265-1919


Glasses Limited
49 E. Oak St.
Chicago, IL 60611-1201
(312) 944-6876

San Francisco:

San Francisco Optics
2248 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 922-7500

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– Natayle Henry, Beauty Editor

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One Response to Natayle’s Addiction: Shanghai Tang Eyewear

  1. Alex Feldman says:

    Hey Natayle, I’m Alex from San Francisco Optics on Chestnut. I wanted to second your thoughts on Shanghai Tang Eyewear. We had a beautiful reception for the launching of the line, and so far our customers are responding great to it! I remember when I first saw the line, I was very impressed with the look and colors, as well as all the details put into it. The frames also felt great (excellent quality).
    You can learn a little more about the line on our website and contact us for ordering.

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