The Most Recommended Sunglasses

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“Never look at the sun!” is something we all heard growing up and with summer in full force, it’s more important than ever to protect your eyes.

From price point to the not-so-exact science of complimenting your face shape, it can be overwhelming to figure out your right sunglass fit. Sunglasses come in many shapes and sizes (literally!) and they can be a long term investment or merely a summer fling. They help protect your eyes from the sun and allegedly prevent wrinkles, but they are also a crucial addition to the summer accessory rotation. So whether you’re looking for cat-eye or round, the women featured on Passerbuys have narrowed it down for you. And while you’re looking into ways to beat the summer sun, we also have you covered with the most recommended sunscreen brands on Passerbuys.



Recommended by rian fossett, Eden Grinshpan Nivron, donna baxter, jessica comingore, nicole najafi, soraya ahoubim, holly mitchell, kaylan rexer and adette contreras

There’s not much new to say about Ray-Ban, possibly the brand most synonymous with eyewear on the planet which is unsurprisingly the most popular amongst passersby. If you’re on the market for a classic pair of sunglasses consider the wayfarer, aviator or clubmaster design.

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Le Specs

Recommended by beata kanter, sara radin, hallie gould, mo mullen, marjon carlos, domino kirke and Verena Von Pfetten

Le Specs are the ultimate '“cheap/chic” sunglasses, says co-founder and creative director of Maak Hau, Beata Kanter. With over 200 pairs on their site, one of their pairs is bound to hit the bullseye. They’re well known for their recent Adam Selman x Le Specs collaboration which has been worn by the likes of Rihanna, Sofia Richie and the Hadid sisters.

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Warby Parker

Recommended by rachel nguyen, janelle anne, stephanie danler, alex vaughn, sara radin and sandi marx

Warby Parker is reliable and affordable. From home try-on to an online sunglasses quiz to find your perfect pair, this is a great option if you’re uncertain of your sunglass style or just not ready to invest in a pricey pair. Rachel Nguyen’s favorite pair is from the Warby Parker x Off-White collaboration. You can also check out one of their many physical locations, where, “the sales people are always adorable” according to Sandi Marx.

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Crap Eyewear

Recommended by sara radin, rachael yaeger, sue williamson and hallie gould

This LA based brand is relatively affordable with all pairs on their site coming in below $100. “As someone who often loses her sunglasses, this is key” says writer and editor Hallie Gould. Or if you simply like having multiple pairs of sunglasses in rotation without breaking the bank.

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Recommended by Rachel nguyen, beverly nguyen, marie k, janelle anne and julia corsaro

“They have the best shapes,” says Rachel Nguyen of Celine’s signature chunky sunglasses. Their distinctive chunky frame have helped make Celine the luxury fashion house most frequently associated with eyewear. Rachel advises scouting for Celine glasses on sites like The Real Real where you can find a a wider variety of styles and sizes for much less.

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Recommended by katy hallowell, abby bencie, claire macdonald and dianna cohen

Designed and produced in Italy, retrosuperfuture is undoubtedly one of the most cutting-edge eyewear brands as illustrated by their impressive flagship store on Howard St in Soho. Marketer Dianna Cohen specifically recommends Strand, her current “daily pair.”

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The Row x Oliver Peoples

Recommended by Rachel nguyen, beata kanter and katy hallowell

The Olsen twins’ sportswear brand has collaborated with eyewear designer Oliver Peoples to produce two 90’s inspired sunglass collections. Rachel Nguyen and Katy Hallowell specifically recommend the Parquet model. Full disclosure, these sunnies are on the pricier end of the spectrum with the Parquet pair going for $425

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Sun Buddies

Recommended by georgia greville and ariel roman

This Swedish eyewear line’s original frame was inspired by sunglasses worn by actress Bibi Andersson in Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film, Persona. From collaborations with Eckhaus Latta and Opening Ceremony to being featured at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art (seriously), this brand is undeniably and certifiably cool

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Garrett Leight

recommended by dianna Cohen and eden grinshpan nivron

A timeless aesthetic with a California touch. Their brick and mortar stores also offer optical services to ensure looking your best doesn’t compromise seeing your best.

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Other recommendations include Quay Australia (as recommended by Sara Radin), Velvet Canyon (as recommended by Puno Dostres), Carla Colour (as recommended by Jill Lindsay), Linda Farrow (as recommended by Holly Liss), Have a Look (as recommended by Jill Singer), Miu Miu (as recommended by Crystal Moselle), RAEN (as recommended by Hallie Gould), Komono (as recommended by Caitlin Mcmullen), AJ Morgan (as recommended by Jill Singer) and Article One (as recommended by Caitlin Mcmullen)


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