8 Affordable Sunglasses Brands To Shop This Summer

Fashion
By Astrid Carter | 13th July 2023

If you’re in the market for a pair of sunglasses with a realistic price tag – neither cheap as chips or equal to half a month’s rent – then these cool and contemporary brands are worth checking out. From the Aussie brand giving Celine a run for its money to the high street find that creates fun, trend-led frames, we’ve rounded up eight of the best affordable sunglasses brands to dress your peepers with this summer.

Le Specs

When it comes to boho beach dresses, cool swimwear and on-trend sunglasses, the Australian brands are where it’s at. Le Specs is no exception. The Aussie brand was founded in the 1970s, relaunched to a new audience in 2006, and offers some of the best sunglasses on the market for their price point right now. Top tip: their D Frame sunnies are a great Celine Dupe for a fraction of the price.

Look to them for chunky styles inspired by New York street style and the Stockholm music scene, as well as some epic collaborations with the likes of Solid + Striped and Christopher Kane’s ‘More Joy’ campaign – great for hiding under when you’ve had less than your eight hours.

Shop online at NET-A-PORTER.com

Jeepers Peepers

If you’re a regular ASOS scroller you’ll have come across Jeepers Peepers, the young, fun sunglasses brand known for bold colours and statement shapes. Ideal if you want something on trend but don’t want to spend a fortune, Jeepers Peepers do everything from bright green square frames to classic cat eyes.

Shop online at JeepersPeepers.com

From lemon sherbet shades to jet black cat eye shapes, Jeepers Peepers is the brand for sunnies under £20.

Cubitts

Created in 2013 by Tom Broughton in his flat on Cubitt Street, Cubitts is a glasses brand dedicated to quality and creating a long lasting product. Each pair is handmade by master craftsmen in their London studio, and is even able to be customised to match your exact facial measurements. They also offer clip-on sunglasses that are compatible with their existing eyeglasses collections. With lots of sleek and classic frames available, you’ll be sure to find a pair that won’t go out of style and will last.

Shop online at Cubitts.com

Ace & Tate

Ace & Tate is leading the way when it comes to affordable eyewear that doesn’t look like you picked it up at the chemist.

Its range of unisex sunglasses is just as good with shapes ranging from the cool clear curves of the Monty to the extra large, dark shades of the Hudson.

Shop online at aceandtate.com

This is a brand leading the way when it comes to affordable eyewear that doesn’t look like you picked it up at the chemist.

Jimmy Fairly

Jimmy Fairly is the brand on the lips of London’s style set right now. Not only thanks to the impossibly cool frames, but the brand’s dedication to a more conscience, ethical future too – they have promised to make their much-loved frames with Bio Acetate, a biodegradable composition, going forward.

Plus, for every pair of Jimmy Fairly sold, one pair will be donated. Their  solidarity program started 10 years ago and so far they have given away over 600,000th pairs of glasses.

Add to that an adorable kids’ line and realistic price points – it’s safe to say we’re big fans.

Shop online at jimmyfairly.co.uk

IZIPIZI

Paris-based IZIPIZI specialise in stylish frames at frugal price points. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re after quirky colourways or chic black frames. Plus, everything’s available with prescription lenses if need be.

It’s worth checking out their children’s and babies’ lines too for all their best shapes shrunk down into adorable mini me sizes.

Shop online at izipizi.com

Poppy Lissiman

If you love the mini sunglasses look, then you have Australian designer Poppy Lissiman to thank. Her famous “Le Skinny” design is often credited with popularising the trend, and is loved by celebs such as Bella Hadid and Karlie Kloss. 

Even if the micro sunnies aren’t your thing, Poppy’s eye-catching designs and vibrant colours will give you plenty of options to choose from. The brand also uses cruelty-free faux leather materials and recycled post-consumer plastics, so you can be eco-friendly while still looking chic. 

Shop online at uk.poppylissiman.com

Spitfire

Spitfire is the brand to check out if you are searching for some fun new shades, but at a reasonable price. The London-based brand has lots of trendy looks like the curved frame Flixton, as well as great classic pairs including the Teddy Boy. Their collection is sure to include your new go-to sunnies for the summer. 

Shop online at Spitfire.com

 

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