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10 Best Designer Sunglasses You Should Buy for Summer

Woman posing in cat-eye sunglasses

Now that it’s officially summer, it means it’s time to break out your sunnies once again. Whether you want to look like a celeb fleeing the paps in style or simply want to frame a round face while protecting your eyes, we’ve picked the 10 best designer sunglasses. These shades will have you looking cute whether you’re wearing them at the beach, to a patio, or to hang out in a park with friends. Some are from Canadian-owned businesses and others you can grab on Amazon. Either way, all this designer eyewear will have you looking cool, even as the temps rise.

Bôhten Eyewear

Bhoten sunglasses
Bôhten Eyewear
BhotenExstel Blanc$185

This Black-owned Canadian business is bringing a whole new meaning to sustainable fashion. Founded by Nana Boateng Osei and Nana Kwadwo Osei, the chic eyewear company is socially responsible, using reclaimed materials such as bamboo and redwood harvested in Ghana. These shades feature reclaimed walnut and maple temples!

Related: The most stylish fashion from TikTok for spring/summer 2021.


Lennon round sunglasses
KraywoodsLennon sunglasses$112

Designed and assembled in Montreal, Kraywoods offers some gorgeous high-end wooden sunglasses that look great with every outfit. With every pair of eco-friendly shades sold, a tree is planted to combat deforestation. These retro sunglasses are made with zebra wood and they are also sweat- and water-resistant.

Related: Indigenous-owned businesses to support across Canada.


prada sunglasses
PradaPR01OS Ue00a6 55-17$236.82

If your summer goal is to channel a stylish celeb, these tortoiseshell shades from Prada have got you covered. Lounge by the pool or get a tan on your balcony while keeping your eyes safe with these gradient sunnies.

Related: Then and now: 10 drastic celeb style changes.


Oxford & Kin

Vecchio sunglasses in black
Oxford & Kin
Oxford & KinVecchio Sunglasses in Black$195

You can look good and do good by purchasing some eyewear from Vancouver’s Oxford & Kin. With every pair of handmade shades sold, a person in need receives an eye exam and a pair of glasses.

Related: Ethical fashion picks for 2021.


Ray bans in gold
Ray-BanUnisex Rb3025 Classic Sunglasses$198

You can never go wrong with some classic golden Bans. These aviators truly go with everything and the glimmer of gold makes them look extra bougie!

Related: The sexiest plus-size clothing to wow this spring/summer 2021.

Kate Spade

Kate Spade oversized sunglasses
Kate SpadeWomen's Daesha Polarized Round Sunglasses$202

These funky floral sunnies are chic on the outside and a party on the inside of the frames. The bright pattern is a standout from a sea of neutral shades so you’ll wow at a party or picnic with ease.

Related: How to throw the perfect event in lockdown.

Canadian Sunglasses

Rainbow mirror aviator sunglasses
Canadian Sunglasses
Canadian SunglassesRainbow - Gold$200

These cute rainbow aviators are from aptly-named Canadian brand, Canadian Sunglasses. Made in P.E.I. using heritage materials, they’ll give you that effortless vintage vibe that always looks classic.

Related: Everything you wanted to know about sunblock but were too shy to ask.

Matt & Nat

Chunky green sunglasses from Matt and Nat
Matt & Nat
Matt & NatTito Sunglasses$65

These green shades from Montreal’s Matt & Nat have polarized lenses and come with reusable recycled PVB embossed logo pouch.

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Ollie Quinn

Reagan polarized sunglasses
Ollie Quinn
Ollie QuinnReagan$155

These simple shades from Canadian-English brand Ollie Quinn will frame anyone’s face. These cute sunglasses are anti-reflection, anti-glare, and will survive getting scratched up inside your backpack or purse.

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Silver Marsquest glasses

These light silvery sunglasses from Toronto’s MARSQUEST have five-star reviews on the brand’s site. They’re chic and lowkey, so they’ll look sleek whether you’re wearing a swimsuit, or a cute outfit.

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