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Unique, Chic Sunglasses for Every Budget

The sun’s finally peeping through the clouds, giving us an excuse to wear our new shades pretty much all the time. After all, squinting deepens those fine lines. So grab a new pair of sunglasses and prevent wrinkles! But please avoid the junky stuff on sidewalk tables. Sure, they’re cheap, but so’s the quality. Instead, we found affordable (and some pricier options, for you show-offs) that are chic and available in actual stores with air-conditioning. Need we say more? We handpicked 120 glasses, from aviators to Wayfarers to sporty wraparounds for men and women, at all price levels in our latest Shop-A-Matic, so you’ve got no excuse to go without. Here are a few of our favorites:

Top, from left: Phoenix Aviators by Urban Outfitters, Legend by Lucky Brand, Hippie-de-Luxe by Christian Roth; bottom, from left: Men’s Aviators by Levi’s, Corner Office by Linda Farrow, and Chait by Ksubi.

Phoenix Aviators from Urban Outfitters
Price: $16
Why we like it: These shades come in five colors: mustard yellow, light blue (shown), red, white, and hot purple. At $16 per pair, they’re cheap enough to buy more than one.

Hippie-de-Luxe by Christian Roth
Price: $345
Why we like it: The design on the clear-and-black plastic arms of these oversize round frames will fancy up any summer outfit, from the beach to the bar. The price is high, but this brand is top dog.

Aviators by Levi’s
Price: $30
Why we like it: We love the look of men in aviators, and this pair is affordable and durable. The dark tint provides ample UV protection.

Corner Office by Linda Farrow for Jeremy Scott
Price: $300
Why we like it: Because they’re different! Just look at the wraparound white mesh contrasting with the dark rectangular lenses — a perfect way to shake up your style.

Legend by Lucky Brand
Price: $77
Why we like it: The faded rectangular plastic frames go from dark to light with a hint of red.

Chait by Ksubi
Price: $210
Why we like it: Checkerboard wraparounds remind us of the eighties, in the best way possible. — Sharon Clott

Unique, Chic Sunglasses for Every Budget