Longs Drug Store 5100 Broadway, Oakland, 510-654-1556 Longs.com
How many of you have lost a pair of $50 sunglasses and vowed to never, ever, pay so much for a pair of freakin' shades again? And why is it that you always lose said pair of sunglasses on the night before a weekend snowboarding trip? (And really, how dopey do you feel, shivering in a podunk gas station in Truckee at 7 a.m., perusing the shades selection, and then forking over fifteen bucks for a pair of -- cough cough -- "Ray's Bans"? Answer: Pretty freakin' dopey.) So put the shame to rest, friends, and indulge in the East Bay's largest selection of cheap shades. Oh, the Longs on Broadway at Pleasant Valley Road has it all. Twirl the plastic pillars and have at it. The Terminator wraparounds that can survive a day on the slopes? Pick your color. The gay-cop mirror shades? By the dozen. The Sweet Home Alabama Oakley blades in hunter orange? Yup, sure 'nuff. The formidable selection, friends, is truly a sight for sore eyes.