Because You Can Never Have Too Many Shades, 18 Sunglasses Brands to Know and Shop

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Sunglasses are the happiest accessory. Not only do they protect our eyes from the sun’s glaring rays but the best sunglasses brands also help to anchor your look, no matter what it is. A cat-eye pair will lend a vintage vibe, and steel-rimmed aviators will give you a dose of Americana, while round, colored glasses can instantly make you look more artistic. To put it simply, every outfit looks better when finished off with a pair of sunnies.

And with the many brands that offer sunglasses, it’s not hard to find a really great pair. But what about those labels that specialize in making eyewear? Think the Warby Parkers of the world and the ever-enduring label Le Specs, which was founded in 1979. Expertly crafted shades are at the core of what they do. Some of the brands have been around for decades (hello, Ray-Bans), while others are blossoming newbies that deserve a spot in your summer collection.

And because you can never have too many pairs, we’ve rounded up the best sunglasses brands to help you expand your growing collection.

Le Specs

Since the late ’70s, this brand has been creating undeniably chic shades at approachable price points. You’ve probably seen several celebrities wearing the label’s designs, from Kendall Jenner to Solange.

Le Specs Air Heart cat-eye sunglasses

$60.00, NET-A-PORTER

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Le Specs Caliente cat-eye sunglasses

$95.00, NET-A-PORTER

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Pawaka

If you’re looking for subtly unique silhouettes, Pawaka checks all the boxes with its handmade-in-Japan sunglasses.

Pawaka Delapanbelas sunglasses

$350.00, SSENSE

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Pawaka Dualima sunglasses

$350.00, SSENSE

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Raen

Here’s a label that leans into the mod trend with ’60s-inspired frames made in collaboration with surfing legend Alex Knost.

Raen Vine 54mm polarized square sunglasses

$175.00, NORDSTROM

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Raen x Alex Knost Luxury Wig flatscreen 49mm square sunglasses

$150.00, NORDSTROM

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Aperçu

The beautiful frames from this brand have the power to make even a pair of denim cutoff shorts look glamorous. Here, you’ll also find cool collaborations with Cipriana and TK Quann.

Aperçue Quann sunglasses

$229.00, APERÇUE

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Aperçue Alyssa sunglasses

$189.00, APERÇUE

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Illesteva

Classic silhouettes get a modern update in Illesteva’s collection of frames, which are handmade in Italy.

Illesteva Bowery flat mirror sunglasses

$200.00, SHOPBOP

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Illesteva Mykonos II sunglasses

$195.00, SHOPBOP

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Coco and Breezy

For more than a decade, the Coco and Breezy line has been creating sharp, detail-focused designs perfect for wearing year-round.

Coco and Breezy Peyton 53mm gradient oval sunglasses

$225.00, NORDSTROM

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Coco and Breezy Zen 61mm navigator sunglasses

$285.00, NORDSTROM

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Bôhten

Here’s a Ghana-based label that prioritizes the use of sustainable materials in each one of its designs.

Bôhten Estel sunglasses

$150.00, BÔHTEN

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Bôhten Legend sunglasses

$200.00, BÔHTEN

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Nroda

Nroda brings on the ritz and glitz with crystal-embellished frames perfect for special occasions.

Nroda The Perfect aviator

$68.00, NRODA

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Nroda More Than Enough sunglasses

$308.00, NRODA

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Ray-Ban

If you’re looking for retro-style frames, Ray-Ban is a timeless brand to rely on.

Ray-Ban Rb3025 classic gradient sunglasses

$176.00, AMAZON

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Ray-Ban Rb4125 Cats 5000 aviator sunglasses

$176.00, AMAZON

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Krewe

With roots in New Orleans and designs inspired by the city’s spirit, Krewe’s vacation-worthy shades definitely deserve a spot in that carry-on.

Krewe Poydras round sunglasses

$355.00, NEIMAN MARCUS

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Krewe St. Louis round sunglasses

$295.00, NEIMAN MARCUS

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Garrett Leight

Minimalists, meet Garrett Leight sunglasses. Here, you’ll find sleek, classic designs that can be worn over and over again.

Garrett Leight unisex Hampton X round sunglassess

$395.00, BLOOMINGDALE'S

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Garrett Leight unisex square sunglasses

$360.00, BLOOMINGDALE'S

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Jacques Marie Mage

Quality is of the utmost importance in all of the sunglasses by Jacques Marie Mage. That’s why the label uses precious materials like 18-karat gold in its frames.

Jacques Marie Mage Devaux square sunglasses

$623.00, MATCHESFASHION.COM

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Jacques Marie Mage Ascari rectangle sunglasses

$611.00, MATCHESFASHION.COM

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Lapima

Even if you don’t have any travel plans this summer, you’ll feel like you’ve escaped to paradise while wearing Lapima’s sunglasses, which are made from materials sourced from around the world and crafted by artisans in Campinas, Brazil.

Lapima Tessa cat-eye sunglasses

$485.00, MATCHESFASHION.COM

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Lapima Catarina oversized square sunglasses

$485.00, MATCHESFASHION.COM

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Bonnie Clyde

Here you’ll find playful frames topped off with colorful lenses, like the blue pairs below or the pink and yellow ones on the brand’s website.

Bonnie Clyde Godspeed 58mm aviator sunglasses

$98.00, NORDSTROM

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Bonnie Clyde Shy Guy sunglasses

$138.00, BONNIE CLYDE

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Christian Roth

Your sunglasses won’t feel like an afterthought when you’re wearing a museum-worthy pair by Christian Roth.

Christian Roth gradient oversized frame sunglasses

$468.00, FARFETCH

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Christian Roth gradient cat-eye frame sunglasses

$504.00, FARFETCH

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Linda Farrow

Opulence at its best is the name of the game for Linda Farrow, from its ’70s-inspired silhouettes to the gold-trimmed aviators (yes, real gold).

Linda Farrow Renata square sunglasses

$373.00, MATCHESFASHION.COM

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Linda Farrow Asher aviator sunglasses

$801.00, MATCHESFASHION.COM

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Port Tanger

Here’s a label that celebrates the beauty of Tangier, Morocco, with vibrant colors and chic silhouettes.

Port Tanger Mauretania sunglasses

$350.00, FIVESTORY NY

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Port Tanger Leila sunglasses

$350.00, SSENSE

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Warby Parker

You’ll find a timeless selection of sunglasses on Warby Parker’s website. Plus, the label gets bonus points for the ability to customize frames and lenses.

Warby Parker Wright sugnlasses

$95.00, WARBY PARKER

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Warby Parker Leta sunglasses

$95.00, WARBY PARKER

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Originally Appeared on Vogue