This year’s sunglasses let you stand out at any price point
Wed, Aug 4, 2010 (7 p.m.)
1. Modern Luxury
Tom Ford Lilliana sunglasses. $360
Tom Ford is the best thing to happen to Las Vegas fashion since Barney’s. The Lilliana is a low-profile update to Tom Ford’s iconic Whitney sunglasses, with oversized thin metal frames and cutout lenses. saksfifthavenue.com and Tom Ford at Crystals CityCenter.
2. Pop star
Sabre Kozoi. $110
A modern-retro hybrid, made famous by Lady Gaga, these unisex shades are oversized and accented with raised pyramids. They feature handmade acetate metal frames, French hinges and polarized lenses. revolveclothing.com.
3. Cheap fun
American Apparel pastel sunglasses. $25
Part toy, part optical quality shades, these frosted pastel frames change color when exposed to sunlight. Americanapparel.com.
John Varvatos curved aviator sunglasses. $350
A distinct combination of masculine materials and modest branding, these modern aviators are constructed from titanium gunmetal frames. neimanmarcus.com.
Von Zipper Stache. $110
An elongated modern wrap with handtooled acetate frame, impact-resistant lenses and stainless steel hinges, this pair is beach chic even in the desert. tactics.com.
6. Functional value
Surfrider foldable sunglasses. $9.99
These affordable, plastic-frame sunglasses fold into quarters for space efficiency. Storage problems solved. Tillys.com.