Designer/owner Sheila Vance has been serving her optical empire of A-list fans since 1997; she says her company maxim is "fashion with a cause." A portion of Sama profits benefit the Sam Vance Foundation, an organization named after her son that helps young adults overcome drug problems. Like every successful designer, Vance reaches for inspiration in very unique facets; for instance, her "1,001 Nights" collection is inspired by "The Fable of Scheherazade." Her attention from the film industry includes the distinct honor of being handpicked to design the Governator's shades in his third Terminator role and the continuing adoration of celebrities. Of course, the boutique does cater to "regular" folks, but we suggest dressing fabulous to peruse this upscale eyewear. We didn't, and felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Lien Ta

Address: 8460 Santa Monica Blvd.
Cross Street: Alfred St.
Phone: (323) 822-3955
Phone: (323) 822-3955
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-5:30pm
Parking: Street
Tip: The Beverly Hills location is open weekends.
Contact Info: Manager, (323) 822-3955