Glasses and sunglasses designer brands overview
The following provides a list of the key designer glasses brands and designer sunglasses brands with links to products and further information about each brand and it's history.
Designer glasses and designer sunglasses are funny terms. They have traditionally referred to the most sought after designs by the top world designers who are usually famous for their eye for, and designs in, fashion. It seems these days that in all fashion, what makes something ‘designer’ has lost clarity. Perhaps this is because you can legitimately call anything ‘designer’ if it has been designed. Given that everything has been designed somewhere somehow, or even copied through design, it is understandable that the term does not always reflect new and unique designs by the leading fashion designers of the day. This applies to designer glasses and designer sunglasses as well as clothing.
What is clear, consumers are rarely fooled, and can recognise the hierarchy of real designer brands quite easily. The more fashion conscious consumers have a very good understanding of this and appreciate that Chanel, Christian Dior, Tag Heuer, Prada, Giorgio Armaniand Gucci, for example, are all premium designer brands. In fact, most of the other brands you see above sold on eyebuddy are also well known designer brands which are often recognised not just for fashion and design, but for technology, such as Oakley and Ray-ban.
When it comes to cheaper 'designer' brands, you can get solid looking frames, whether full-rimmed, semi-rimmed (or Supra) or rimless glasses, at attractive prices with less well known and respected generic brands. This is the affordable option and provides excellent value for money providing you are still getting quality, which, with eyebuddy, you are. However, typically when it comes to designer glasses and designer sunglasses, you get what you pay for even if some of it is for the advertising of the brand. The bigger the name, usually the bigger the price tag, but the higher the quality, and more fashionable the design. Perhaps the big exception to this is Ray-ban, which although not exactly budget, are remarkably fashionable, and technologically advanced, at very reasonable prices. What’s more, their designs appear to be timeless designs, which perhaps explains how they are able to keep their prices very competitive.
Designer sunglasses are not just for fashion – maximise your protection from the sun
Sunglasses are an essential part of any wardrobe. Largely sales are through a fashion motive but we can't forget their real purpose as protection eyewear. Climate is constantly changing and the public's awareness of damaging UV radiation is increasing.
Sunglasses with authentic lenses actually stop 100% of damaging UV radiation through a protective coating; this is not the tint 'colour' itself. So you need to ensure you always buy your sunglasses from a reputable seller, as many fake/replica sunglasses have a fashionable tint without the UV protection! There have been a number of cases of people getting UV damage to their eyes from not wearing suitable sunglasses that conform to British standards. Increasingly, sellers of sunglasses are being asked about the lenses and their protection rather than what style to choose. With manufactures becoming more aware of this trend, you will see increased numbers of sunglasses on the market providing polarised and blue light protection. These are not essential and are in addition to your UV protection but help to ensure the wearer is more comfortable in their sunglasses, with less squinting. eyebuddy recommend polarised sunglasses, such as by Maui Jim. Ask most people if they have heard of this sunglass brand and the reply would probably be no, unless they have a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses! In these cases the reply would be "wouldn't leave the house without them!" These brands sell through word of mouth, so their sunglasses have to deliver on quality and protection. Ray-ban also offer excellent polarised lenses which were originally designer for the US Air force in the form of the iconic Ray-ban Aviator.
Genuine designer brands at eyebuddy at the most attractive prices
With our designer glasses and designer sunglasses you get the same quality designer products as on the high street, as we only sell genuine products and do not deal in any grey imports. We are a official suppliers of designer brands like Chanel, Ray Ban, Oakley sunglasses, Prada plus many more top designer brand names; so you're sure to get your designer glasses and sunglasses at the lowest prices at eyebuddy. This is guaranteed.