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Sun-tastic Sunglasses - Designer Sunglasses Style Buying Guide

Updated on April 8, 2015

A guide to cool shades and sunglass surface styles

Because you want the latest in designer sunglasses you should check out these Designer Ed Hardy sunglasses. Ed Hardy glasses are the rage right now (and certainly unique and sweet-o-licious)Whether you are looking to buy a pair of Bolle sunglasses, a super hot pair of vintage Revo sunglasses, some slick aviators, or you want to make sure you grab the best vintage Ed Hardy sunglasses; this guide is your source for the hottest designer sunglasses for sale on the market.

Below you'll find designer sunglass buying guides and the latest deals to satisfy your sunglass craving - pull up a chair and have some fun finding your next pair of hot sunglasses.

What are the best designer sunglasses on the market - Bolle, Ray Ban, D&G, Oakley, Ed Hardy, and more

Yes I know there are a billion hot sunglasses out there but from this little list what are your favorite sunglass brands. If I missed your favorite let me know in the comments section and I'll include it in the next poll.

What are your favorite designer sunglasses?

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Sunglass Lens Surface Styles - A brief guide to sunglass lens surfaces

The color and degree of darkness of a lens doesn't tell you anything about sunglasses' ability to block UV rays which can harm your eyes, according to the American Academy of Opthalmology. If you are concerned with protection look for sunglasses that block at least 99% of harmful UV rays

  1. Mirrored - Thin layer of metallic applied to lens that may reduce visible light to reach eyes, but not UV rays according to the American Academy of Opthalmology.
  2. Gradient - A tinted lens that is darker on the top fading to no tint on the bottom.
  3. Polarized - Cuts the glare from smooth surfaces such as water, snow or pavement.
  4. Photochromic - These lenses are sun-sensitive and transition from light to dark shade according to light conditions.
  5. Tints - A color called neutral density gray will shade but not change your color perception.

Ryders Sunglasses

Purchase these Ryders Defcon Polar Photo Sunglasses on Amazon
Purchase these Ryders Defcon Polar Photo Sunglasses on Amazon

Ryders Defcon Sunglasses - The Ultimate in Lens Technology

PolarPhoto Lenses: The Best Sunglasses for Changing Light

I had the opportunity to try out these new Ryders Defcon PolarPhoto sunglasses and I have to say the lens technology blew me away. I've had polarized lenses before but the clarity and sharpness you get with the PolarPhoto lenses is quite stunning. Not only are they polarized but the Photochromic feature of these lenses adjusts to the current light levels, getting lighter or darker depending upon the strength of light you encounter. You'll enjoy this feature if you use these sunglasses in variable light conditions as they adjust quickly so you aren't blinded or left in the dark - crucial for intense sports, hunting or adventure activities.

The fit of the Ryders Defcon sunglasses in snug and comfortable - another feature you'll be very pleased with is the comfortable temple tips and nose pads. For me the nose pads were a huge improvement over my former sunglasses as I would always get unsightly (and sore) indentations on the bridge of my nose with my former sunglasses.

Ryders Defcon Sunglasses Photochromic Lens - These Defcon sunglasses change the tint of the lens based on the ambient light

Ryders Eyewear Defcon Photochromic Sunglasses, Red, Orange
Ryders Eyewear Defcon Photochromic Sunglasses, Red, Orange

-Polarized technology eliminates glare from roads, trails and water allows for better sharper vision when you need it

-Photochromic lenses adjust to current light levels, getting lighter or darker making sure you can see quicking in changing light conditions

-Shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses with 100% UVA, UVB + UVC protection

-TR90 frame (extremely durable and flexible) so that your sunglasses hold up under the stress and strain of heavy use

-Hydrophilic (anti-slip), hypoallergenic, temple tips and nose pads that provide cushion and prevent painful indentations


Ryders Hex Sunglasses with Interchangeable Tinted Lenses - Best sunglasses for running in various light conditions

Ryders Eyewear Hex Interchangeable Sunglasses (Black/Grey)
Ryders Eyewear Hex Interchangeable Sunglasses (Black/Grey)

From a former competitive runner: "I used these for training to reduce eye strain and protect my eyes from foreign objects like bugs, pebbles, dust, etc.. It has helped me evaluate fatigue more accurately by allowing my face to relax on bright days and shift my focus on my legs/ form. The clear lenses were great for night workouts and I liked the yellows a lot because it could make gloomy/ cloudy days appear to be sunny. The black lenses were nice for sunny days."


Ed Hardy Sunglasses

Vintage Ed Hardy Sunglasses for Sale - Stay Cool this summer with some unique Ed Hardy shades

Ever since I saw my first pair of Ed Hardy sunglasses on vacation in Miami Florida I was hooked. I had heard about the famous tattoo artist Ed Hardy and seen some of his tattoo designs, but I hadn't really looked into his clothing line, much less his line of fantastic sunglasses!

Well, if you haven't heard of Ed Hardy sunglasses take a quick peek at the featured pair above and you'll soon see why they are getting so much attention these days in Miami and around the World.

Nour Noushi Crystal Mystery Sunglasses for Sale
Nour Noushi Crystal Mystery Sunglasses for Sale

Hot Designer Sunglasses by Nour

Designer Sunglasses for the fashion conscious

Vintage oversized sunglasses are really hot among the celebrity crowd these days. But Nour takes vintage one step further (does that make them modern?) and adds a touch of hip and lip and a whole lot of dip, I don't know what I was saying either. All I'm getting at is that I dig these designer Nour Sunglasses! (and here's a little tip these designer sunglasses are raging overseas according to my friends in the United Kingdom who know their designer sunglasses)

Take a ride back to those carefree good 'ol days with a pair of vintage Noushi Crystal Mystery Sunglasses by Nour. I just love the purple lenses in these wicked cool Nour's - Add a touch of world class fashion to your spiffy new outfit by sporting a pair of these babies to your next trip to the beach.

Designed by Mersedeh Nourbakhsh, former consultant to brands Kate Spade and Coach, these Nour sunglasses infuse a touch of sophistication with a playful air. In vintage terms they look pretty chic.

Sunglass Buying Guides

make sure you find the real designer sunglasses

Ever had that sick to the stomach feeling when you buy a pair of designer sunglasses only to realize they are fake? eBay is a deal lover's paradise but when dealing with expensive designer sunglasses how can you tell the real deal from the fakes?

Below are some of the designer sunglasses buying guides that may help you find the great deals when buying your designer sunglasses online.

Designer Sunglass Buying Guides:

Authentic Designer Sunglasses
Identifying Fake Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Authentic Chanel Sunglasses Buying Guide
Your Guide to Buying Gucci Sunglasses

Vintage Revo Sunglasses

Sunglass Styles - Pick the style that is right for you

Sunglass trends have taken their cue from runway and street fashion. Retro looks like aviators and oversized, "Jackie O" frames along with sleek, futuristic shield shapes typical of Oakley sunglasses compliment what's going on in fashion.

In general, you should choose a pair of sunglasses in a shape that is the opposite of your face shape. For example, a rounder face can carry off geometric shapes, ovals, wraps and shields. More angular or thin faces look better in rounder frames, and oval faces look good in almost any style.

  • Aviators - Shaped like a teardrop, metal-rimmed aviators have enjoyed waves of trendiness since WWII when pilots favored this style.
  • Shields - One-piece shields have a modern look and are often partially rimmed or rimless and come in a wide range of tints.
  • Wraps - Extending past the eye to the temple, this style "wraps" around the face.
  • Clip-ons - An easy way to convert prescription eyeglasses to sunwear, clip-on shades can attach with either clips or magnets.

Ultimate Sunglass Buying Guide

Let the eBay experts be your guide

If you didn't find what you were looking for here check out the very comprehensive Ultimate eBay Sunglass Buying Guide for in depth pointers for finding the right pair of sunglasses for you. Everything from sunglass styles, features, construction, and the best style to fit your face, as well as eBay buying advice for those of you new to the exciting world of eBay buying.

Designer Sunglass Trend Setters - you pick the next hot trend in eyewear

Here is your chance to tell everyone what's hot. Vote for your favorite designer sunglasses or add your own with Amazon Plexo. Each of these fine sunglasses are for sale through by simple clicking the link below. You can also "grab this list" and stick it on your site or blog how sweet is that?

Here's your chance to predict the next trend in designer sunglasses, or just say a quick how's it going to all the party peeps that happen upon this page.

What's the next trend? - What do you think the next hot craze will be in designer sunglasses

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      7 years ago

      nice sunglasses, excellent!

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      7 years ago

      Mmm... I guess that I have a problem because I like all these sunglasses. However, I don't have any problem to Ray Ban Sunglasses because it is the best option. Thanks for sharing this.

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      7 years ago

      Great lens, very informative, We think that the next trend in designer sunglasses is what we offer, Liquid Polarized Eyewear!

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      8 years ago

      Great lens! Getting a nice pair of sunglasses is not only stylish, but also good for the eyes.

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      8 years ago

      Cool lens. Cheers

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      8 years ago

      Nice article, you might be interested in my article about protecting your eyes with sunglasses.


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      8 years ago

      My faves will always be Oakley. Nice lens!

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      9 years ago

      That's all great, but for those of us who are not big spenders, cheaper $10 frames work just as well as $300 frames. Yes, the truth hurts, but if you're not big into style, consider getting cheaper frames. They really do the same job.


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      9 years ago

      Great posting, two thumbs up. I love my designer Versace glasses that I got for free from a internet company called I was sceptical, but I DID get 2 pairs of Designer Glasses for Free within a week in the mail via Fedex. If you want more details or want to get some yourself. Check out this blogâ¦.Get Free Sunglasses from

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      9 years ago

      Great lens! Personally, I'm a big fan of funky sunglasses :)

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      John M. White 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      I love the "Revo" look, particularly the aviator style of sunglasses.

      The cool blue ones by Ed Hardy would look great on any pilot.


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      9 years ago

      Wow, your writing style is really cool! great lens, can you please gimme any suggestions or tips on how to improve my first lens? I'm a newbie..

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      10 years ago offers prescription glasses online. Buy cheap prescription glasses online, prescription sunglasses and spectacles from £15 including free lenses.100% money back guarantee. Friendly UK service.

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      11 years ago

      Nice Lens! Welcome to the "SHOP AT HOME" group! Faith

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      11 years ago from Montreal

      Nice job on your lens, picking the right pair of designer sunglasses is very important!

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      12 years ago

      I invite you to add your store link to the new Shopping Mall lens!


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      12 years ago

      gorgeous! perfect for summer. ^_^ Hope to see you again on my lens, pls stop by sometimes. take care!

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      12 years ago

      What a great lens! Thank you from Maui Jim Sunglasses

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      12 years ago

      Hi Rusty-Quill, this would make a great SUMMER lens! Come join us:


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