521 N. Charles Street , Baltimore, MD | Directions 2120139.295887 -76.615431
Monday and Evening Hours By Appointment
awesome sunglass selection and "extra mile" service. – First let me say that I don't wear eyeglasses so I can't speak on that subject, but they seem to have an impressive selection. The sunglasses, however are out of this world. Every brand I can imagine from Prada to Armani to Paul Smith to Oakley...all of it. I was actually looking for an older Chanel model for my girlfriend which was not in stock. The sales person went out of her way to check inventory online and then to special order the model for me. They even had it shipped so it would arrive in plenty of time for Christmas. Then, because of work commitments I was unable to pick it up before they closed for the holiday. I called Saturday in a panic and Jordan, the owner, agreed to meet me on a Sunday (his day off) in Owings Mills near my house and deliver them to me. Needless to say he saved Christmas for me...and my girlfriend is thrilled. Paris West Optical now has a customer for life. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!
Editorial Review – Paris West Optical offers a wide selection of designer frames for a stylish or modern look.
Excellent selection of frames. Very fine customer service - cooperative and helpful. – When I first moved to Baltimore a friend introduced our family to Paris West. We have bought glasses and have had prescriptions filled there since 2000. The selection of fashionable frames is excellent ( I always shop styles in the various places I travel - U.S. and abroad). The care and cooperation ,while going through the adjustment traumas of eye surgery, has been patient and considerate. And, very importantly ,the cost is reasonable for this level of quality and service.
great customer service...great selection on frames! – My husband and I went to Paris West to get glasses based on it's city search review based on its overview rating. Let us just tell you, it's the best place to get glasses in baltimore. The decor of the store is really chic and modern. There are so many displays but the owner, Jordan will just show you what you are looking for. He went out of his way to get us our glasses in 2 days because we are going on an international trip for 1 month! Jordan is really passionate about his profession and one can tell from the way he is with his clients. He really knows his stuff. We had a great time shopping there...
paris west is nice. – i read the negative feedback from a previous reviewer, and had to respond. i went to paris west for the first time a few months back, and everything went just swimmingly. the optician and the sales staff were friendly and knowledgable. the frame selection was not as large as other places i have been (outside downtown baltimore) but it was diverse. i must have tried on nearly every pair of spectacles before finding my oh-so-glamourous miu miu frames, and the staff couldn't have been more pleasant or patient, even though i am far from what one would normally consider your average bougie charles village shopper. i constantly get complimented on my glasses, and cheerfully turn others on to paris west every time. and as a city-dweller with no automobile, the location is perfect! i can't wait to return for sunglasses this spring!
Worth the Trip – I'm shocked by the previous "bad" review. I've been a customer there for 11 years. I'm in a highly visible field and regularly get compliments on the glasses from Paris West. I'm hard on my glasses and, though I do not have optical insurance, buy at least a pair a year. I have purchased from the chains and have shopped other boutiques, Jordan (the owner) always has the latest styles and in the end his glasses are, for me, better value than what I've seen or bought elsewhere. Additionally, when I've had a problem, he's gotten it fixed without any fuss. I've reccommended this place to plenty of satisfied friends.
WOW! – Not quite sure what the other reviewer was looking for but I was overwhelmed by the huge selection of designer eyewear I found when I visited. Every designer from Armani to Prada and unique products that I have never seen before. I wear progressive lenses and the price I received was over $90 less than I had previously paid 2 years ago. Thanks to the staff, highly recommended.
Bad Selection and Bad Service – Do not waste your time visiting this place. The selection is not as advertised and the service is less than desired. The person who assisted me had the audacity to "bad mouth" a competitor in Owings Mills who is known for having the best service and selection in the area. I left the store immediately and went to this competitor and bought 2 pairs of glasses several months ago. I am going back next week to this competior to pick up another 3 pairs I just ordered. Thank you Paris West for showing your true colors before I wasted my money at your store.
If you click on the reviewers name you can see his "other" review. Neither I, nor any member of our staff has ever bad mouthed any competitor, certainly not one more than 30 minutes away. Besides, if this reviewer was so happy at said competitor why would he even be in our shop just 3 months later? I mean if you've already found the "mecca" of eyewear why drive all the way downtown to look further? I guess someone has too much free time. Lame. See Baltimore magazines review of our shop in its "Best of Baltimore" Issue. Or better yet, stop in and see our selection and service for yourself.
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