The Redline Sunglass Cart on the Santa Monica Pier sells a wide selection of sunglasses and fashion frames year-round. The retail cart has a pair of sunglasses for every shopper, with hundreds of styles to choose from at an inexpensive price.
The sun shines bright on the Santa Monica Pier where you can experience over 300 days of sunshine throughout the year! Protect your eyes from UV rays by wearing sunglasses as eye protection. You can also glam it up in your Instagram selfies with fun, fashionable frames in a wide variety of colors and styles. Sunglasses from California make a functional souvenir that can be enjoyed during your trip and on sunny days back at home.
Sunglasses originated in prehistoric times with the Iniut tribe, who pierced slits into flattened pieces of ivory and covered their eyes to block the sun hitting the ice and snow. Back in the Roman empire, emperor Nero watched gladiator fights through polished gems. Most credit English optician James Ayscough as being the modern sunglasses pioneer in the 1700s. Ayscough experimented with using tinted lenses to treat vision problems. Sunglasses didn’t pick up popularity with the general public until the 1900s when Hollywood movie stars began wearing them out, especially when visiting the La Monica Ballroom at the Santa Monica Pier. Sunglasses are now regarded as an every day accessory essential for both eye protection and to look cool when strolling along the boardwalk.
The Redline Sunglass retail cart is located on the Santa Monica Pier boardwalk, across from Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. They are open most days of the week.