Sunglasses are one of the most eye-catching ways to accessorize. With so many different styles and features to choose from, you can go from a retro cat-eye one day to an athleisure-worthy wrap shade the next, depending on your mood and OOTD. No matter what frame we’re feeling, we always turn to Amazon when we need a new pair.
Not only is the marketplace one of the best places to find trendy sunglasses at more budget-friendly prices, but it’s home to some of the best designer sunglasses, too. After spending so much time spent scrolling for sunnies on the Amazon app and tapping stylist Samantha Brown for her sunglasses shopping expertise, we figure it’s about time we share our shady secrets.
Keep reading for Byrdie’s picks of the best sunglasses brands on Amazon.
Amazon is home to some of the best sunglasses for any budget. But, if you’re looking for a true classic—and want to invest a little more—we love Ray-Ban. When shopping for Ray-Ban sunglasses on Amazon, you can get timeless styles like the Original Wayfarer with one-day Prime shipping, which feels like a luxury. Another perk to shopping for Ray-Bans on Amazon is that the brand participates in the Try Before You Buy initiative, so you can order multiple sunglasses and give them each a test drive before investing.
What makes Ray-Ban stand out is the level of quality in their shades. We’ve worn Ray-Ban styles for years and can attest to their durability and style longevity. The best part about buying a pair of sunnies from a classic brand like Ray-Ban is that they are always on-trend. Some of the shade styles we wear the most are the Round Metal Sunglasses, the Round Sunglasses in Light Havana, and the Clubmaster Square Sunglasses—and we have our eyes on the Cats 5000 Aviator Sunglasses, too.
If you want a trendy pair of sunglasses without a major investment, SOJOS is a fantastic place to find the best sunglasses on Amazon. We have hit “add to cart” on many of the brand’s top styles, which cost around $15 a pair, with the Retro Round Polarized Sunglasses, the Retro Vintage Narrow Cat Eye Sunglasses, and the Vintage Oversized Square Sunglasses as clear favorites. We also love the Retro Square Polarized Aviator Sunglasses in black with yellow tint for a wallet-friendly spin on one of this year’s most viral sunglasses trends.
When we first discovered SOJOS, we showed up for the price point. But, several pairs later, we always come back for the quality and style options.
Dollger is another affordable sunglasses brand on Amazon that we love. Right now, we are obsessed with the brand’s chunky rectangle silhouettes, which, by the way, are available in value packs. Another reason to love Dollger is because of all of the extras that ship with your sunglasses. When you purchase a pair of shades from the Amazon seller, you also get a case, cleaning cloth, and a tool to tighten the sunglasses as needed—all of which help you keep your sunglasses in tip-top shape. The sunglasses are also durable and have a luxe feel, despite the more budget-friendly price point.
WearMe Pro is another sunglasses brand that makes our sun-loving hearts skip a beat. The sunglasses are a little more of an investment compared to some of the budget-friendly options on this list, but for around $30, you get a pair of ultra-high-quality sunnies. What we love about this brand is the variety of styles and durability—let’s just say these sunglasses have a long lifespan. From classic styles like these Cat Eye Mirrored Reflective Sunglasses to more trendy and futuristic designs like the Flat Full Mirrored Oversized Square Sunglasses, there’s something for everyone within WearMe Pro's selection.
If sporty shades are more your thing (à la the Kardashians and Bella Hadid), you can order a pair of Oakley sunglasses. The brand has everything from the iconic Unstoppable Rectangular Sunglasses to the Half Jacket Sunglasses available for Prime shipping, as well as Try Before You Buy. Oakley is historically a favorite among everyone, from professional athletes to the Kardashian sisters, for its sporty style, functionality, and quality. But, in addition to the brand’s legendary sport sunglasses, the brand’s virtual Amazon shelves also feature some more lifestyle-driven designs, including the Feedback Aviator Sunglasses and the Sideswept Square Sunglasses.
For a good pair of round sunglasses—or a couple of pairs, in this case—KALIYADI is one of our favorites on Amazon. The brand is known for its polarized Circle Sunglasses, which come in various lens and frame colors, as well as two packs for just $4 more than a single pair. Aside from their affordability, KALIYADI sunnies have great value. When we lost our favorite pair of Ray-Ban Round Metal Sunglasses, we quickly (thank you, Prime shipping) replaced them with the KALIYADI Circle Sunglasses and were pleasantly surprised by how well they held up compared to their designer counterpart. On top of being our go-to for these shades, the brand has other styles like oversize sunnies, aviators, and Wayfarer-style shades, too.
Kate Spade New York
We are long-time Kate Spade New York fans—so we were extra excited to see all of the brand’s sunglasses offerings on Amazon. The designer brand has one of the most universal sunglasses collections on Amazon, with styles ranging from classic to trendy to funky and fun. We especially love the brand's Fenton Square sunglasses, which come in gray, brown, pink, and more.
Retro sunglass styles are a fun way to spice up any look. And, when we look to add some flair to our style, we turn to MEETSUN. The brand has some statement-making styles such as these Steampunk Sunglasses, these vintage-inspired Goggle Sunglasses, and these Small Oval Sunglasses (we love the purple). While the sunglasses aren’t polarized, they do offer some UV protection, which makes them functional in addition to fashionable.
Sporty strikes again with Under Armour’s virtual Amazon store. While the brand doesn’t have a ton of styles to choose from, one of its most coveted designs—the wrap sunglasses—is available on Amazon Prime, so you can get your sport on in a pinch. We love the Propel Wrap Sunglasses and the Octane Wrap Sunglasses, which come in fun lens colors like pink, orange, and blue, as well as black. Under Armour sunglasses are built to last with regular wear and tear, which makes them one of the most high-quality choices on our list.
When it comes to sunglasses, Michael Kors knows its way around oversize aviators and cat-eye frames better than anyone, and there are plenty to shop from on its Amazon storefront. Whether you wholly lean into Barbiecore with pink shades or have your Anna Wintour moment sporting a retro pair of round frames, the styles are wide-ranging. We also like that you can snag some pairs for under $50, which is more affordable for a designer brand.
Costa Del Mar
If sand, surf, or any outdoor adventures are in your future, Costa Del Mar has you covered with its protective sunglasses that keep your eyes safe and look good while doing it. Can’t you see these '70s-style specs making an appearance in one of the ultra-stylish outfits on "Daisy Jones & The Six"?
On the pricey side, the brand makes durable options that will withstand a rigorous sunrise hike or intense volleyball match while offering 100 percent UV protection. Their standout quality, however, is the patented and scratch-resistant 580 lenses that block harsh lights without impacting their clarity.
In the race to master every sunglasses trend, Feisedy is a clear winner. We’re eager to punch up our looks with the bedazzled sides on these futuristic wraparound glasses and suspect its selection of teeny, tiny rectangular specs would be Hailey Bieber-approved. Even its more simple designs, such as a pair of oversize thick sunglasses, offer additional interest by carrying the styles in several colors. And, since many of the shades are around $15, we have more room in our budgets to find the ones that work best for us.
Interested in stealing some style inspo from celebrities like Lady Gaga and Beyoncé? Look no further than Le Specs—we’ve spotted the Australian-born brand on plenty of celebs, and with cool girl styles like the Outta Love Sunglasses, it’s clear why. We’re daydreaming about elevating our looks with their sleek, minimalist silhouettes that pair well with waterfront dining and international trips. Whether you opt for a cat eye or aviator design, many of its sunglasses come in several colors like tortoiseshell and transparent hues to present an option for every aesthetic.
There’s nothing better than when a dupe not only looks like the product we desire, but boasts quality too, and Mosanana effectively pulls off both feats. Its trendy frames offer 100 percent UV protection, so while you're recreating Kendall Jenner’s off-duty model look with small oval-shaped lenses, you’re saving your peepers from sun damage. Each pair also comes with a case and cleaning cloth to keep your frames in shape and ready for every outing.
What to Look for When Buying Sunglasses on Amazon
Amazon is home to trendy and classic sunglasses styles and many budget-friendly options, too. As with any online retailer, quality is important. To find out if a pair of sunglasses is up to your standards, celebrity stylist Samantha Brown says to “always read reviews on Amazon to get an idea of the quality.”
“I love using Amazon for trend items like sunglasses in ‘of the moment’ shapes and colors,” says Brown. “It’s a great way to participate in a trend without investing.”
Style may be your M.O. when hunting for a new pair of shades, but how much protection they provide your eyes is equally important. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), you should look for sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection or ones labeled with “UV absorption up to 400nm.” Not only does this level shield you against cancer-causing and vision-impairing UVA and UVB rays, but it can also help prevent wrinkles and fine lines from appearing around the eyes.
The AAO also notes that darker shades don’t necessarily mean they’re safer for your eyes, so you can still sport those trendy color-tinted lenses as long as they have the maximum amount of UV protection. Brands such as Costa Del Mar and Kate Spade carry many stylish options that fall into this category.
What's the difference between cheap and expensive sunglasses?
“The main difference between cheap and expensive sunglasses is the quality of the lenses,” says Brown. “One thing to keep in mind is that high-quality, polarized lenses provide sun protection for the eye area, including your eyeballs.” Inexpensive sunglasses, on the other hand, might not provide the best protection from UV rays and are better for style versus function.
What are polarized sunglasses?
“Polarized sunglasses only allow certain light to penetrate the lenses,” says Brown. Sunglasses with polarization help prevent glare from the sun, which is beneficial for everyday use, especially while driving.
What is Amazon's return policy?
If an item was shipped from Amazon’s warehouse or Amazon.com, it falls under Amazon’s return policy, which is 30 days from delivery. Many sellers separate from Amazon offer a similar return policy, but it can vary depending on the brand and product. Before clicking "add to cart," we recommend double-checking the return policy on the product page.
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Irene Richardson updated this article. She writes on fashion and beauty for Byrdie, InStyle, Brides, and Travel + Leisure.
Contributing writer Jessie Quinn has a bachelor’s degree in fashion journalism. From working in the fashion closet and interviewing designers at NYLON to now writing about the best style trends for various publications, Jessie researches and sources the best fashion finds. Sunglasses are one of her favorite accessories, and she researches shades in various shapes and styles regularly for her own wardrobe. For this story, Jessie used her experience shopping for sunnies on Amazon to inform her research and requirements.