The Affordable Sunglasses Brands to Know

Sunglasses are the easiest way to add impact to an edit, but this summer you don’t need to spend a fortune on big designer names to update your collection. These six brands are making high-end styles far more affordable…

Brand: Ace & Tate 

STYLE: Modern fashion
STOCKED AT: Online at 

For a minimal alternative, Amsterdam’s Ace & Tate are a need-to-know. Offering delicate, barely-there structures and modern transparent frames in classic shapes, the sub-£100 price tag gives the brand even more appeal.   



STYLE: Subtle cool
STOCKED AT: Bailey Nelson at Covent Garden and Old Spitalfields Market

Bailey Nelson is the brand delivering on fashion-forward circular and hexagonal shapes in a tortoiseshell finish – we love retro-inspired aviators for easy cool. The best bit? The brand also does killer spectacles, making it a one-stop shop for stylish eyewear.



STYLE: Fashion girl  
STOCKED AT: Online at Net-a-Porter and Browns Fashion

For a seriously directional look, turn to Chimi, the Scandi brand nailing the cat-eye design. A dramatic finishing touch guaranteed to make a statement, all offerings are 100% UV protective, making them a practical investment with a fashion-forward edge.



STYLE: Parisian Chic
STOCKET AT: Selfridges

French eyewear brand Izipizi is a go-to for Parisian style. All designs are under £35, but still offer full protection, making them another easy win – for a subtle statement, we love the blue tortoiseshell print.


BRAND: Le Specs

STYLE: Feminine cool
STOCKED AT: Selfridges and online at Net-a-Porter

Le Specs have long been a fashion girl favourite for designer-style eyewear at more affordable prices. This season's pastel pink and lilac hue offerings in directional shapes have the perfect balance between cool and feminine.



STYLE: Aussie glam
STOCKED AT: Topshop and online at ASOS

If trend-led designs are a little much, look to Aussie label Quay for oversized blackout styles that still bring the glamour. An influencer favourite, and now with easy access on the UK high street at Topshop, it’s our go-to brand for summer luxe.



STYLE: Classic
STOCKET AT: Online at Warby Parker

It’s easy to get distracted by showstopping eyewear trends, but if you’re after something more traditional, turn to US label Warby Parker. Its classically styled collection in neutral tones is a failsafe option for eyewear that won’t date.



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