The following is a list of well known leading designer Sunglasses with a description of each.
Adidas: – The leading brand for sportswear with models designed especially for your sporting needs. The brand also features a selection of lightweight robust frames and goggles suitable for clear or UV filtering prescription lenses to correct visual impairment.
Alexander McQueen: – The collection consists of eight styles of sun glasses and six optical frames, all highly individual and manufactured from a variety of rich materials from hi-tec lightweight titanium to natural wood.
Blumarine: – High fashion Italian designed sunglasses from the famous Anna Molinari fashion house. Not cheap but very classy.
Bolle: – Favored by US sports stars, the brand features a Sport collection, Performance collection, Fusion Metal collection, Fusion Plastic collection and a Dirty 8 collection!! All have shatterproof lenses and tough flexible frames. Introduced this year six new innovative unisex frames for prescription lenses.
Bottega Veneta :- High end fashion collection of top of the range sunglasses with an emphasis on style and inspiration.
Burberry :- Sunglasses are stylish fashion accessory from this traditional, but in vogue, British fashion house and London store. All models feature the well known Burberry logo on the frames.
Bvlgari:- This famous Italian design house features over fifty spectacularly designed sunglasses, some featuring Swarovski inserts. You could hardly fail to find a model that would not enhance your look.
Calvin Klein :- One the best of the universally known world wide fashion brands produces well designed and functional sunglasses that perform amongst the best and are affordable.
Chanel: – This most famous of perfumery brands and fashion houses has created a truly spectacular range of sunglasses. It would be hard to belief that it’s worldwide leader in design, Karl Lagerfeld has not inspired this exciting range. Not inexpensive but good value when compared to competitive brands.
Christian Dior: – With Prices ranging from US$ 350.00 upwards this designer has created a functional, high quality range of sunglasses which will appeal to those who do not want a lot of fussy detail and aspire to a modern, today look.
D&G: – The less expensive end of the well known Dolce & Gabbana label. Known for contemporary fashion inspired by today’s pop and street culture. Well worth investigating if you are looking for sunglasses that are inspired and perhaps a little out of the ordinary.
Diesel: – A nice but limited range of slightly lower than mid priced sunglasses with some models featuring a very ‘eye fetching’ logo on the earpieces. The designs are mostly O.K. and will clearly suit many that are happy to get good value for money.
Dolce & Gabbana: – The top end of the label. Stunning designs in the 2006 collection ranging in price from US$ 309.00 to US$ 559.99.
Emporio Armani: – Better known as simply Armani. An excellent and varied range of creatively designed and affordable sunglasses from US$200.00 upwards. A ‘must look at’ range.
Fendi: – An eclective collection of designer sunglasses ranging from modest prices upwards to a retail price of US$1400.00. Well worth a look as some of the designs look inspirational and there are plenty of selective discounts on this brand to seek out on line.
Gianni Versace:- The Versace brand speaks for itself. One of the best known fashion brands of all time has not let its reputation down with the 2006 range of sunglasses. The large choice of models is unfussy and have an up to date appeal. Check out some special offers on models that are being discontinued – they look good value from this high quality designer.
Giorgio Armani: – Off we go with this ‘up market’ range from this universally known and respected brand name. A super collection of models with retail prices starting at US$350.00 upwards there is bound to be a design that will appeal to the most discerning of buyers but do check out for special offer discounts. The easiest way to do this is on line.
Givens: – We like the clean cut lines of the range offered by this well known Fashion Designer Company. The models have that cool refreshing look that suits warm and sunny climates and also with their large wrap around frames they are going to be very practical.
Gucci: – Highly creative, fabulous designs, good quality, some mid priced models otherwise at the upper end price wise. Favored by the Beckhams. Not a lot more to say but if you look around there are some attractive designs on offer ‘til stocks clear. Nice eye catching logo.
La Perla: – Very feminine designs with the usual inspired creativity we have come to expect from the Italian fashion scene.
Marc Jacobs :- A compact but attractive and clean cut range from U.S. based fashion impresario. All models retail at US$ 400.00 but as with most brands good discounts are available to online shoppers.
Missoni :- Established for nearly fifty years this Milanese design company has won numerous awards for it’s outstanding collections and needless to say their top fashion sunglasses maintain these high standards. There are deals to be found from around US$250.00 – US$350.00 if you search hard but it will be worth it!
Nike :- As you would expect from this world wide brand name their sunglasses, prescription glasses and tinted soft contact lenses for men and women are designed with sport in mind. At the same time they have not forgotten that eyewear should make a fashion statement and clearly they have made a success of combining sport with fashion to produce a winning range.
Persol :- Have been producing handcrafted sunglasses in Turin since 1917. This is a specialist manufacturer with an emphasis on technically advanced glasses for comfort, protection and optimum vision. Look out for the ‘Arrow’ hinge.
Police :- George Clooney and David Beckham have been photographed wearing this brands sunglasses. Sharp modern designs with a stylish mix of colors give a casual sporty image to the range which is best described as Unisex.
Prada :- A respected brand well known for its designer bags and other accessories, has a superb range of fashion sunglasses and optical eye wear to suit just about every occasion. Top quality and a recognized design innovator. Most models feature the unmistakable Prada red stripe.
Ralph Lauren :- The 2006 range features both frames and lenses in an exciting mix of colors and styles. Retail prices on this extensive collection are between US$350.00 – US$400.00 with one exception at US$500.00. but shop around. These designs are a must see !
Ray Ban :- An established brand with a reputation for quality and superior lenses. Their extensive current range as usual combines attractive styling and comfort to keep them amongst the market leaders. Look at Ray Ban Junior for smart but sturdy styles for kids.
Richmond :- Sunglasses with attitude ! Innovative in design and as the brand says ‘real rock star material’. The futuristic designs combine glam, rock and punk details to give an impressive effect.
Roberto Cavalli :- The summer 2006 designs are an impressive and varied collection of glamorous and colorful quality shades with that vital look that appeals to the young at heart.
Romeo Gigli :- Designed and manufactured in Italy these sunglasses are true representatives of the craftsmanship and flair for which this country is justly renowned. High end prices but what a fabulous collection.
Salvatore Ferragamo :- A name synonymous with fashion shoes since the nineteen twenties, their advance into designer accessories has only added to their prestige. The collection of sunglasses and ophthalmic frames combines all that is best in design and quality.
Stella McCartney :- A limited range of no particular merit around about mid price for a 2006 designer collection. Needs some inspiration or at least some continuity in styling. Lets hope that the 2007 collection will justify her reputation.
Valentino :– The Valentino Fashion Group employs over 9000 people and the extensive range of truly exciting eyewear designs reflects the talented resources that The Valentino Group can draw upon. With a good mix of prices and great designs with some models that can best be described as spectacular – no pun intended – this collection is truly ground breaking.
Vogue :- Italian made with pricing at the lower end of the designer sunglasses market. A large range with an excellent choice of colorful frames and lenses. Nice clean cut designs. It is hard to imagine that there would not be a model to suit even the most discerning buyer.
Yves Saint Laurent :- As you would expect from a world class fashion leader, this extensive collection unites styling of the highest quality with a timeless elegance. The sensible pricing structure allows an excellent choice for the budget conscious as well as catering for the needs of ultra fashion buyers. All models come in cases embossed with the great YSL logo.