The Sunglasses Brands We’re Shopping (and Wearing) This Summer

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Whether you’re into the drama of an oversize shape, love the nostalgia of micro-mini frames, or can’t quit the classics, you can never have too many sunglasses. From Gucci’s take on the ‘70s to Instagram’s hottest indie labels, discover the 23 hottest sunglasses brands for summer, below.

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Chisa 52MM Rectangular Sunglasses
Barton Perreira

Made in Japan, Barton Perreira’s riffs on classic silhouettes are sure to garner compliments. And if that’s not compelling enough for you, Daniel Craig wears the brand’s shades as James Bond in No Time To Die.

There are few It sunglasses that clock in under $80, but Le Specs consistently churns them out. And with fans ranging from Gigi Hadid to Meghan Markle, there’s a pair for everyone.

Gregory Peck Sun
Oliver Peoples

Oliver Peoples is a brand you and your S.O. can share (so you can basically cut the price in half). Many of its unisex styles are inspired by late and great Hollywood actors, like Gregory Peck and Cary Grant. Swoon.

09 Tortoise
Chimi Eyewear

Count Chimi Eyewear as one of our favorite rising brands releasing styles that are slight upgrades to the classics you already own. Take this pair as a prime example—it makes the cat-eye silhouette seem refreshingly contemporary.

Violet Magnolia with Polished Gold
Warby Parker

Warby Parker revolutionized the industry when it launched its DTC, buy-one-share-one altruistic business model. The brand is still going strong, and its sunglasses stand the test of time.

Rectangular Sunglasses With Chain

Gucci has a way of making ‘70s-inspired clothing feel both retro and modern at the same time. From slanted frames to those styled with its own earrings, you’ll find an out-there pair that works for you.

Everyday 99MM Geometric Cat Eye Sunglasses

Make like Kim Kardashian and put on a pair of Balenciaga sunglasses. Per her recent Oscars ensemble, you can even wear them in the middle of the night.

All My Stripes Sunglasses

Some people like simple black sunglasses; others simply cannot deal. The latter should choose Nroda, a brand that creates statement pieces that come with a surprisingly affordable price tag.

Panthère de Cartier Sunglasses

Cartier isn’t the first brand that comes to mind when you think of sunglasses, but it should be. Its ultra-luxurious styles follow the same formula of its beautifully crafted jewels, like the iconic Panthère featured here on the hinges.

Apercue is like a crowdsourced sunglasses brand⁠—if the crowd were made up of your favorite fashion creators. It partners with influencers to design beautiful sunglasses (previous collabs include Marie Jedig and this perfect pink pair made with Avry Danielle).

No list of the best sunglasses brands is complete without Ray-Bans. You’ll own yours for life.

Coco and Breezy

Twin founders Corianna and Brianna Dotson are the masterminds behind Coco and Breezy, and also the brains behind Prince’s third-eye sunnies. Need we say more?

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent has been leading the charge for the return of oversized sunglasses, and we’re a devout follower.

Paula Natural White Vintage

Lapima tops our list as one of the most unique yet timeless sunglass brands on the market. These frames make you feel like you’re either on the set of a 1960s space film or a stunt double for Willy Wonka. (We mean that in the best way possible.)

The Love Hangover
Crap Eyewear

Crap Eyewear is anything but. We could go on for hours about why we love this brand’s on-trend eyewear, but this is what will really convince you to test them out: Rihanna is a fan.

Manyara Mahogany Sun Polarized

In an industry dominated by acetate or metal frames, it’s always refreshing to see some designers stepping out of the box. Bohten looks to its Ghanaian heritage by implementing natural materials, as with these beautiful wooden frames.

Gradient Butterfly Sunglasses

While Hedi Slimane currently helms Celine, styles of shades from Phoebe Philo’s era are still offered, peacefully co-existing on shelves. Thanks to that, you can get the best of both worlds: his sleek Parisian bent and Philo’s alluring minimalist-maximalist designs.

After Hours 50mm Polarized Square Sunglasses
Quay Australia

This is one of Nordstrom’s most beloved pairs of sunglasses. With a ton of raving reviews, look to Quay for both simple silhouettes and wackier styles (or opt for its collaborations with JLo or Paris Hilton).

60MM Aviator Sunglasses

Go bold with Balmain. The Olivier Rousteing-designed brand is known for its eyewear that’s made to be seen in.

The Kahlo Sun
Etnia Barcelona

If you want a pair of sunnies that can’t be duped, try Etnia Barcelona. The brand offers unique styles—like this amazing pair of checkerboard acetates—that you won’t see anywhere else.

Black · Sunglow
Bonnie Clyde

Bonne Clyde is one of our new fave brands, creating playful styles made to be Instagrammed. It also focuses on producing environmentally aware products by using plant-based acetate.

The Edoardo Sun
OPR Eyewear

Just because a brand is sustainable doesn’t mean it’s granola. OPR Eyewear is mastering the art of making eco-friendly sunglasses look elevated, with styles handmade in Italy using plant-based cellulose acetate.

Shield Sunglasses

No matter if you opt for a trendy style or a classic pair, all Chanel glasses stand the test of time. We’re particularly fond of this one, which marries futurism with Chanel’s iconic quilted texture.

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