Choosing your shades for the summer can be tricky. What with so many factors to consider (design, materials, fit, brand, and price) it’s not easy finding the right pair that will not only suit you but also last you for seasons to come. Because let’s be honest, who really wants to splurge on sunnies that won’t be worn for more than one summer?
We’ve reviewed numerous eyewear brands out on the market and have narrowed down our top picks based on the above criteria. Below are the three brands that got it just right – #1 will surprise you!
1. MessyWeekend Copenhagen
Our #1 pick for the top three sunglass brands to rock this summer is the Danish brand MessyWeekend. Founded in 2018 by two guys frustrated about price tags of quality-shades, this is by far the youngest brand on our list. But don’t let that discourage you. This company knows what they’re doing! The cool urban Scandinavian brand combines winning designs with high-quality materials, free shipping, 30-days free returns, AND a two-year warranty! And with a starting price of just 60€, it’s hard to argue against the price to quality ratio!
Not only that, but for each pair sold, MessyWeekend donates part of the revenue to ReSea Project and the NGO Plastic Change to remove plastic pollution from our oceans. Look good, save money, and do good with one purchase. Win-win!
This New York City-based company has been family owned for over 100 years. They are currently in their 5th generation of eyewear specialists.
Inspired by the streets of downtown New York City, their sunglasses are all designed in-house and known for their durability. Moscot prides itself on its craftsmanship, and we can see why, but you’re gonna have to pay a pretty penny for a pair of these shades. Their sunglasses range from 250€-400€ a pair. Check them out here.
Retrosuperfuture was founded in Italy in 2007 by Daniel Beckerman. They only produce handmade acetate sunglasses, all in bold, eclectic styles. So while you can get some really cool shades, if metal frames are what you want, this isn’t the brand for you. But they have done a ton of pretty cool collabs with some big international brands, including Vault by Vans, United Standard, and J. Crew.
The original idea behind the brand was affordability, and while they are priced lower than other brands on this list, they don’t quite beat out our #1 pick in terms of the quality-to-price ratio. Check them out here.