There’s a new spot on Queen West for chic shades that won’t break the bank

There’s a new spot on Queen West for chic shades that won’t break the bank

Aussie import Bailey Nelson has arrived on Queen West, bringing its brand of stylish, mid-range specs and shades to Toronto shoppers. Originally an online-only venture (it’s still simple to order from the web if you can’t make it to the shop), this is the company’s second location in Canada (Vancouver had the first). In a world where there seems to be zero middle ground between $20 cheapies and expensive designer frames, the company’s fairly priced prescription glasses, sunglasses and polarised lenses are something we can get behind. Compared to neighbouring stores (especially Cutler and Gross, whose sunglasses go for upwards of $400), Bailey Nelson’s frames are a relative bargain at around $145. Plus, they come in super-chic styles: customers can choose from retro-glam looks, Lennon-inspired lenses or a range of rectangular classics. We recommend ditching last season’s popular tortoiseshell pattern in favour of a bold burnt orange or rich mahogany.

387 Queen St. W., 647-346-0387, baileynelson.ca