Best of Boston

2022 Best Sunglasses

Soma Optical

The future of Soma Optical is so bright, you better, well, wear shades. Home to exclusive sunglasses from around the world — some of them handmade and some you won’t find elsewhere in the area — the sleek South End shop is the passion project of married couple Alissa and Christos Karabelas, who are so knowledgeable about their inventory that just trying sunnies on with them is a treat. But wearing a pair home just might make your summer.

8 Union Park St., Boston, 857-220-7662,