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Best Vacation Frames

Planning a memorable summer trip? make sure you've got picture-perfect frames for the occasion.

With COVID rates dropping and many parts of the country returning to a new normal, many are planning a well-deserved summer trip with family and friends. Whether you plan on escaping to the mountains, the beach, or indulging in the best city-life has to offer, Black Optical has you covered with the best options for a frame (and lenses!) that will get you through your summer vacation looking and feeling your best. 

Below, we've featured a selection of some of our favorite frames depending upon your travel plans. Shop our vacation editorial below.

01 For the beach - lapima

LAPIMA was founded in 2016 by Gisela and Gustavo Assis. Their frames are a reflection of features and colors of Brazil’s landscapes. Each of their frames are handmade utilizing both state-of-the-art machinery and handmade craftsmanship. The final products are refined pieces that play with volume, light, and shadow.

The shapes and colors of a LAPIMA frame makes them a perfect accessory for a seaside getaway. Their hand sculpted acetate is a great companion for sunbathing or a mojito in the pool. Shop our favorite LAPIMA frames below.

02 for the city - vada

VADA is a fine jewelry & eyewear line founded in 2013 by Katie Caplener. Based in Austin, Texas, their eyewear has quickly become a favorite of celebrities and eyewear collectors alike. While their eyewear is designed in Texas, all VADA frames are handmade in Japan using traditional, time-honored techniques, utilizing the finest cellulose acetate, with all custom tooling and unique frame shapes.

Earlier this year, VADA chose to release a frame they created in collaboration with model, actress, and designer, Erin Wasson, exclusively through Black Optical. Their frames are sure to turn heads for a city vacation with friends or loved ones. Shop our favorite VADA frames below.


District Vision has a unique focus on developing tools for mindful athletes, creating eyewear that's equally function-first and performance enhancing. They began making eyewear in 2013, testing in small batches with runners and athletes. 

Their focus on creating performance Japanese engineered eyewear makes them the perfect choice for hiking and trail running for a trip to the mountains. Each of their frames are exceedingly lightweight, and comfortable during even the most sweat-inducing activity. Shop our favorite District Vision frames below.





04 for all around - jacques marie mage 

It's no secret that we here at Black Optical are big fans of Jacques Marie Mage. Founded in 2015 in L.A., the brand has built a cult following by creating classic, yet, unique frames featuring a quality surpassed only by their designs.

Each of their frames take approximately 18-months to produce, and it shows in the quality and finish of their eyewear. JMM frames are a surefire option that can elevate your summer vacation experience, from road-tripping to jet-setting and everything in between. Shop our favorite Jacques Marie Mage frames below.

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