It’s time to invest in a solid pair of sunglasses. Start here.
Depending on your depth of sunglass knowledge, shopping for a new pair can either be fresh and exciting or completely overwhelming. That’s because there are a ton of options out there when it comes to brands, shapes, sizes, and prices. What’s worth the money, and what’s just gimmicky? It can be hard to tell the difference. So, we did the sifting for you. If you’re going to finally dive in and get a solid pair of frames, start with these 12 brands that make high-quality, well-fitting sunglasses every single time. (And for more information on the best frames for your face, start here.)
Warby Parker is the holy grail of accessible, well-made sunglasses. This is a great starter place for if you’re finally ready to spend more than $25 on sunglasses, but you’re not trying to go all-out. The brand has a solid selection of timeless shapes, sprinkled with a few trendier options.
Carrera is an old-school classic, and you can expect those kind of frames from the label. Head here for your beach- and weekend-type sunglasses.
Ray-Ban always has been good, and Ray-Ban always will be good. Come here to finally get the everyday pair that you’ve needed. It’s got everything, from aviators to Wayfarers and everything in between.
If you like variety when it comes to shapes, sizes, and colors, Raen has a plethora of options. It’s a great place for trying something a little edgier or trendier but without having to go full high-fashion prices
John Varvatos makes only a handful of frames and he makes them well. They’re simple, universally flattering shapes in classic colors. If you want good frames without any of the guesswork, head here
Illesteva is cool. And not just because it’s name is…illest…eva. More because where some other sunglass brands are either way too simple or way too trendy, Illesteva is right in the middle. Come here for your fun pair of frames
Persol sunglasses were meant to be worn on vacation and while doing beach-adjacent activities. They’ll be good for a lifetime.
Tom Ford does basically everything well, including sunglasses. His frames have a refined feel to them, naturally, and they pair well with everything from suits to leather jackets.
Oliver Peoples, on the other hand, makes frames with a sportier feel to them. These are great for if you like chunkier, weightier frames but want them to be as indestructible as possible.
Aeronaut Aviator-Style Sunglasses
Head to Barton Perreira when you know exactly what kind of frame you like best and wear most often. Then get one pair and wear