With high-end shades replacing handbags and shoes as the new luxury wardrobe staple – as reported by today's New York Times – it's hard to sift through all the designer labels to truly find the best of the best. After all, if you're going to shell out your hard-earned dollars for a pair of sunglasses, you should be buying the chicest pair on the block. Below are our favorite designer sunglasses of the season – some are under $100!
The big, movie-star look of these Fabien Baron sunglasses ($345) lets you go incognito. But the brown tortoise plastic frames are friendlier than the stay-away black, ensuring the cutie down the bar will stay to say hi.
Get ahead of fall’s futuristic trend in a frameless version of the classic wraparound. The gunmetal or gold shield lenses of these Mallory sunglasses ($98) embody urban luxury.
Like a spa for your eyes, these aviator influenced Zeal Entice sunglasses ($109) will go from your urban commute to the rooftop party and on to the tennis courts. Who said sport and functional had to be boring?
And check out the new line of shades from design duo Proenza Schouler – a bit pricey, but kinda worth it.
While you're at it, shop our Celeb Sunglasses Guide to see what the stars are sporting these days.