A pair of designer sunglasses can easily become one of the most expensive accessories in your wardrobe. With sunglasses priced in the thousands and even hundreds of thousands, there’s evidence aplenty that a good designer will never lack for work.The omnipresent LV rears its fashionable head again. In this case, their Damier motif is feature on the wide temples of these titanium frames. The sunglasses come with a Damier graphite case.
Chrome Hearts Kufannaw I – $1,350Chrome Hearts are known for their stylish sunglasses featuring fleur-de-lis, dagger and floral cross designs. The rims are made of titanium decorated with sterling silver and the temples are made from exotic wood.
Moss Lipow sunglasses – up to $3,800
New York artist Moss Lipow may not have been trained in the design of eyewear, but that hasn’t stopped him from producing a variety of uniquely eccentric sunglasses. One of those designs, framed in ostrich and alligator leather and priced at $3,800, has become one of the most expensive pairs of sunglasses in the world. Lipow, a former student of NYU’s film school, has a broad visual arts background and can reasonably claim to have the largest collection of vintage 20th century eyewear in the world; his collection includes over 3,000 different frames. For the most part, his inspiration comes from early rock n’ rollers and that preference can easily be seen in his favorite piece from his collection—a pair of Buddy Holly style frames from the 50s that he used to wear regularly.
Luxuriator Style 23 – $65,000
Buffalo ivory temples and 132 diamonds set in 18k gold frames set this pair of luxury sunglasses apart. The fact that one of those diamonds weighs in at 2 carats and accents the right lens only adds to the appeal of these designer sungasses.
Dolce & Gabanna DG2027B – $383,609Completely blowing those pricey frames out of the water, Dolce and Gabanna recently released a pair of sunglasses whose price easily overshadowed that of Lipow’s $3,800 shades. The brown-tinted shades are framed in gold and appear to have the brand’s logo written on the arms—in diamonds.