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BEST Sunglasses

2014 BEST Sunglasses

Warby Parker


Styled to look like a library, this eyewear company’s bustling Newbury Street store carries flattering, affordable shades for men and women (all available with prescription lenses). And while Warby Parker is based in New York, the buzzy brand has New… read more»

2013 BEST Sunglasses

Lunette Optic


A good pair of sunglasses possesses a strange power to make you look and feel glamorous, even when you’re slumming it in sweats. Lunette Optic has long been our trusted guide to finding such shades. Pros whisk you from case… read more»

2012 BEST Sunglasses

Vizio Optic


What do Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s have in common? Killer shades, of course. Get your own movie-star-worthy lenses at Vizio, where you can try on pair after designer pair without… read more»

2010 BEST Sunglasses

Saks Fifth Avenue


Good shades can turn an ugly duckling into a red-carpet darling in seconds. But finding the right pair isn’t always so simple. At Saks, men and women can choose from among hundreds of designer frames both timeless and trendy. And… read more»

2009 BEST Sunglasses

Saks Fifth Avenue


Whether required for stalking an ex, masking last night’s excesses, or just plain blocking the sun, sunglasses are a very personal accessory—they’re the shades on the windows to one’s soul, after all. Eyewear emporium Robert Marc gets top marks for… read more»

2007 BEST Sunglasses

Saks Fifth Avenue


Saks’s recently overhauled first floor made room for an unparalleled lineup of shades, ranging from affordable (Armani, Blinde) to splurge (Chanel, Fendi). read more»

1983 BEST Sunglasses



In this case, bigger is better. read more»

1982 BEST Sunglasses, Selection

High Society


Lots of Claire McCardell glasses for $8 a pair. Even in the middle of winter. read more»