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