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6 Designer Glasses Brands to Know about

Phoebe Jade

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Phoebe Jade

Updated: 23 July 2024 •  
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Designer eyewear brands have always been popular – with many folks choosing to up their style with fancy frames.
 
However, finding the right brand to fit your aesthetic can be challenging – especially if you don’t want to spend a fortune! Thankfully, there are a ton of options you can explore.
 
You should also remember that designer isn’t the only way to go.
 
Trends can catch on anywhere, whether it’s a expensive designer name or a more affordable alternative that still scratches that style itch.
 
Let’s explore some of these choices today.

1. Versace – bold and glamorous

woman wears versace designer glasses frames

Versace glasses are refined, stylish, and suitable for any occasion. Source: Versace

 
The legendary Milan fashion house has been pushing the boundaries of popular fashion since 1978.
 
Their designer glasses are stylish and suitable for any occasion.
 
A pair of Versace’s exist for everything from the mall to the office or a night on the town.
 
Versace frames are high-quality; even their rimless frames have strong metal temples that won’t disappoint.
 
The secret?
 
Monel metal – a lightweight, comfortable material that stands up to extreme temperatures and keeps its shape, no matter what.
 
Prices range from $175 to over $650 for a premium pair with high-end features.
 

2. Dolce & Gabbana – luxury and glam

man and woman wear dolce gabbana designer glasses frames

D&G crafts luxury glasses in a range of styles. Source: Dolce & Gabbana

 
Dolce & Gabbana built its line of glasses to reflect the same bold, expressive style in their clothing collections.
 
Every inch of their frames comes across with the same polish and allure. Yet thor glasses don’t come off as mere fashion accessories.
 
Infusions of reason, like using durable plastic and strong metal alloys, help D&G glasses align with the brand’s legacy of well-defined products.
 
D&G couture frames will generally make a statement but don’t expect them to come cheap.
 
That’s especially true if you customize your look with different frame styles, lens types, and add-ons.
 

3. Prada – minimalist and modern

woman wears prada designer glasses frames

A pair of Pradas can come across as streamlined, but they need the right fit. Source: Prada

 
As a global icon of Italian luxury, Prada refuses to let tradition hold it back, offering boundary-pushing interpretations of fashion that represent the future.
 
The frames are titanium and flexible, durable, and hypoallergenic.
 
The attention to detail in every pair of Prada eyewear is nothing short of breathtaking, from the sleek logo branding to the unique color combinations and intricate embellishments.
 
Despite the minimalistic look, Pradas often support those trying to make a bold statement.
 
While Prada eyewear is undoubtedly a statement piece, it may not be within everyone’s budget.
 

4. Bvlgari – sophistication redefined

woman wears bvlgari designer glasses frames

Bvlgari frames exudes sophistication at every turn. Source: Bvlgari

 
Bvlgari (Pronounced “Bulgari”) is the epitome of luxury.
 
Its design exudes sophistication at every turn.
 
You can see some Greco-Roman influence in their eyewear collection, where they merge impactful shapes with stunning embellishments.
 
Look closely, and you’ll spot some precious gemstones and Austrian crystals beautifully accenting each piece.
 
Imagine stepping out into the sunshine, slipping on a pair of Bvlgari shades, and instantly feeling like a celebrity.
 
With various designs, including classic aviators, modern cat-eye frames, and bold geometric shapes, Bvlgari’s eyewear blends timeless elegance and cutting-edge fashion.
 

5. Cartier – timeless design

woman wears cartier designer glasses frames

Cartier’s thin golden frame makes an impact statement. Source: Cartier

 
If you’re curious why these glasses cost a pretty penny, they don’t just put on a logo and call it good.
 
They pour a lot of attention and effort into designing each pair. Think jewelry design elements and exquisite craft.
 
The eye-catching frames include classic metals like titanium and steel, precious materials like solid gold, and unique materials like Bubinga wood, Buffalo horn, leather, carbon, and even Onyx.
 
Be warned, though, that Cartier eyewear can also significantly impact your wallet.
 
These beauties don’t come cheap, with prices ranging from $500 to over $11,000.
 

6. Matsuda – unique innovation

woman wears matsuda designer glasses frames

Each pair of Matsudas are handcrafted to perfection. Source: The Eyewear Forum

 
Founded in 1967 by Mitsuhiro Matsuda, the brand has become a favorite among fashion-forward individuals who appreciate high-quality, timeless eyewear.
 
They are often made from the finest materials, including titanium, acetate, and precious metals.
 
Yet, Matsudas aren’t perfect and can often come across as looking fragile and old-school.
 
Despite being carefully crafted by skilled artisans using traditional Japanese techniques, Matusa frames have a distinctive retro vibe.
 
Matsuda glasses come in various designs, including aviators, round frames, and classic rectangular shapes.
 

Chic doesn’t always come at steep prices

Eyewear isn’t just about a logo imprint or brand history but is deeply personal.
 
There’s no guarantee that the most expensive (or cheapest) glasses fit you best. Besides, affordable eyewear today has come a long way. There are also so many styles, designs, and technologies to consider.
 
Here at Mouqy, we’ve gathered some of the best glasses for men and women.
 
Be it bifocals (for seeing objects near and far), progressive (for seeing objects at near, intermediate, and far distances), reading, and blue light-blocking (to protect eyes from blue light) – almost anything is available on our site.
 

 

 

While not exactly Versace or Cartier, our frames present a potent combination of style and function.
 
Most importantly, you don’t need to give up a kidney to afford one (or many!) From vintage and minimalist to modern and bold, there’s something for everyone.
 

 

 

Aside from a broad range of frames, we also have the lens technologies to cater to different lifestyles and visual needs, you’ll find everything from clear lenses to impact-resistant lenses to stylishly thin high-index lenses, prescription and non-prescription.
 

 

We have glasses that will fit every face shape.
 
For example, there are geometric specs for round and oval faces, oval frames for square and diamond-shaped faces, and browline glasses for those faces with a triangle shape.
 

 

Some have nose pads, spring hinges, and keyhole bridges.
 
There are also clip-on sunglasses, so you no longer have to sap glasses.
 
If you need clarification on whether a particular pair looks good on you, Mouqy has a virtual try-on tool that you can use.

 

 
You can get a pair of Mouqy specs for as low as $10.
 
Think of it this way – instead of one pair of Bvlgaris, you can get more than a dozen of our glasses, fully kitted out with everything you need.
 
And not at the price of sacrificing quality, either.
 
Before being sent out to you, every lens is thoroughly inspected by Mouqy’s in-house vision experts. The quality guarantee sets Mouqy glasses apart.
 

Look beyond brand and price for your perfect pair

Choosing the perfect eyewear brand is more than just the brand name.
 
It should reflect your style and meet your specific needs. After all, investing in high-quality and stylish eyewear is fashionable and practical.
 
So, consider comfort, durability, and design before purchasing.
 
When you find the perfect brand, not only will you have a great accessory, but it’ll also boost your confidence and highlight your unique flair.

Phoebe Jade

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Phoebe Jade

Phoebe is a registered nurse, licensed teacher and writer who's passionate about creating content that educates and inspires.

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