Whether being worn for protecting the eyes or as a fashion statement, sunglasses remain one of the most difficult accessories to buy when it comes to narrowing down on one that suits our look, budget and purpose.
Where the decision in the yesteryears wasn’t that difficult with Ray-ban ruling the market, today with a plethora of brands joining the bandwagon offering mindless options in colours and styles, the buying has just got so much more tough!
We take a look at some of the most popular sunglasses brands in India you can rely on for both looks and quality.
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Ray-Ban is an image of an airplane pilot in his white crisp uniform sporting a pair of Ray-ban’s, isn’t it?
Born in America, Ray-Ban’s carved a niche for itself with their Wayfarer and Aviator lines of sunglasses. Originally owned by Baush & Lomb, the brand now belongs to the Italian eyewear conglomerate – Luxottica Group.
Ray-Ban Gradient Aviator Men’s Sunglasses
If it is Ray-ban then you cannot not have a pair of their Aviator’s. We simply love this one from them that comes with sky blue lens and a silver metal frame.
Understated yet gorgeous! Perfect for everyday wear and they are a must carry for your holidays too!
And for women, we love the Blaze RB4380N
With a matte transparent frame, this round frame sunglasses will highlight your facial features no matter what you choose to wear.
They are apt to go with ethnic as well as western wear and are good to be carried to work or on a holiday alike!
You can buy them here.
If you are into sports or have an active outdoor life, this is the brand for you.
Oakley holds more than 850 patents and the brand is known for its innovative lens technology, including PRIZMTM. This American brand is especially designed for people on the go!
Our pick is this bold pair that would surely turn quite a few heads all wanting to give you second glance. The lens is in a combination of blue, green and red and it comes with 100% UV protection.
Light in weight, the frame is half rim and made of a material that is handcrafted and offers excellent resistance to corrosion.
From the house of the Tata Group from the Titan family, Fastrack true to its name offers fast fashion accessories – from sunglasses to watches to bags.
Their eyewear collection is a hit with the youth in India as it is not only easy on the pocket but offers the latest in terms of design and style.
Rectangle Matt Blue
With temple finish in matt and sporting a navy blue colour, these sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection are ideal for evening and nigh wear. Its squarish round frame shape adds to its aesthetic appeal and its polycarbonate lens material makes it durable and light in weight.
Clean lines, bold shape and sturdy shapes define Polaroid brand. They have been leaders when it comes to polarized lens technology.
Their range of sunglasses offers a perfect combination of technical performance and design and at a price that doesn’t pinch your pocket!
Women Butterfly Sunglasses
With black frame and full rim plastic frame, these are perfect for women with an oval face structure. Wear it for an afternoon outdoor lunch or a casual evening out with friends, they are sure to give you a glamorous look while taking care of your eyes as well!
A relatively new entrant in the category of sunglasses, they have been slowly and surely capturing the market with their affordable price range and features akin to renowned brands like Ray-Bans.
Available through major eCommerce shopping portals, they have a fantastic range for kids as well! Be it Aviators, Browline, Retro Square, Round, Wayfarers, Club Masters, Wrap Around, Cat-Eye or Oversized sunglasses, they have it all!
Velocity Black Polarized Sunglasses for Kids
Why should adults have all the fun! These lovely pair of sunglasses for the tiny tots are perfect to be worn by both girls and boys!
From the character or Roary the Racing Car on it to its packaging, they are designed to win over the little ones compelling them to wear when they step out thus relieving you of worrying about the harmful sunrays hurting their delicate eyes.
The brand is known for its breath-taking collection of handbags for men and women but as part of their brand extension, they also offer an equally breath-taking collection of sunglasses.
Neatly packaged, the range can be picked up from their online store as well as from their offline stores. You can even pick up Hidesign sunglasses from all major eCommerce shopping portals.
Macau Sunglasses, Gold
These classic aviators are made using eco friendly material/ With leather detailing, the sunglasses are polarized and have UB protected lenses. The golden frame gives it a royal look, perfect to set that lovely first impression.
7. Idee Eyewear
This is a Bangalore based brand that has Bollywood youth icon Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan as its brand ambassadors.
Unisex in appeal, their chic collection is targeted to win over India’s youth with a collection that is affordable, chic and trendy.
Round Sunglasses Pink (for women)
With a golden violet frame colour and lens in a shade of pink, they are the prettiest pair of sunglasses you would ever own. And for the price at which its are being offered, we would call it a complete steal!
The round frame has been given a twist in its shape with some edges being highlighted and the lens mirror is quite attractive as well. We are totally head over heels in love with it!
8. Vogue Eyewear
If fashion is what drives you and Vogue is the brand for you! Launched in 1973 under the same name as the fashion magazine, Vogue Eyewear was acquired by the Luxotticca Group in 1990.
Since then the brand has undergone a series of transformation making it one of the most fashionable sunglass brand in the world.
What sets it apart is their ability to reflect the dominant fashion trend of the moment and offer it at an affordable price.
Designed for women, these aviators comes with lace detailing design on the rims giving them a classic feminine touch.
The grey lens colour compliments the gold tones frame that is square in shape. Team it up with your ethnic or western wear and it will simply add a touch of magic to your overall look for the day!
One of the most coveted sunglass brand in the world, Police is known to use the finest quality of lenses and like Ray-Ban they have gone ahead to create a niche for themselves when it comes to maintaining their design sensibilities.
Born in Italy, the brand has a strong patronage and those who are used to wearing Police are hard to be convinced to try another brand.
Police Men’s Brown Wayfarer Sunglasses
Wayfarers are apt to be worn with casuals and this pair from Police can be your companion for life. The polycarbonate lens with acetate frame gives this pair durability and comfort to be worn all day long.
With just a few months for summer to set in, it is best you pick up a pair of sunglasses for yourself at the earliest. And with the above names to guide you, there is hardly an excuse you have to delay your shopping!