There are dozens of sunglasses brands in the market. But obviously, not all of them are really worth your time and money. Focus on the brands that not only bring you style and quality, but will also make you happy to own. Whether you prefer a company with a luxurious appeal or one with a more eco-friendly mindset, you’ll find that this list comprises of the best of both.
Let’s start off with one of the more affordable sunglasses brands in the market. Warby Parker is an American manufacturer of sunglasses first established in 2010. It’s a newbie compared to the other brands on this list. Founded by David Gilboa, Neil Blumenthal, Andrew Hunt, and, Jeffrey Raider, Warby Parker primarily sells its products online.
The brand is notable for its selection of affordable and stylish sunglasses. People looking for sunglasses which offer excellent value for their price should definitely include Warby Parker on their list of brands to check out. Warby Parker is also known for its “buy one, give one” business model. Basically, every time someone buys a pair, the company pays to have another one created and then donates it to a non-profit organization.
Oliver Peoples is the first of three brands owned by Luxottica on this list. You can probably already guess the other two. Oliver Peoples is an American eyewear brand. It was founded in 1987 and is currently headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
The brand was bought by Oakley in 2006 and later became a part of Luxottica when the Italian eyewear giant bought Oakley in 2007. Oliver Peoples sunglasses are known for their detailing and distinct frames. All the products come with outstanding quality, courtesy of the materials used by the company. The sunglasses are expensive, though, with some models easily sailing past $400.
Mykita is an award-winning German eyewear manufacturer. The company was founded by Harald Gottschling, Daniel Haffmans, Philipp Haffmans, and Moritz Kruger in 2003. Currently operating from Berlin, Mykita is known for producing hand-assembled sunglasses.
Mykita sunglasses aren’t really the most accessible sunglasses available in the market – they are super-expensive, with some models even going for more than $800. The “cheapest” sunglasses in the catalog are around $300. But you do get what you pay for. Mykita sunglasses are renowned for their top-notch quality. If you can afford a pair, expect it to last for several years.