5 Sunglasses Brands To Have On Your Radar
5 Sunglasses Brands To Have On Your Radar

5 Sunglasses Brands To Have On Your Radar

If you’re keen to update your sunglasses collection, it’s worth noting how many regional brands there are to choose from. Here are five of our favourites – plus, the standout styles at each…
Images: KAREN WAZEN | PORT TANGER | AHLEM

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Lily Sunglasses, AED 750
Lily Sunglasses, AED 750

Karen Wazen

Influencer and entrepreneur Karen Wazen’s eyewear label is known for its statement styles. Launched in 2018, the brand does more than just sunglasses – you can also accessorise your frames with accompanying jewellery and chains. A-listers like Dua Lipa and Gabrielle Union are fans.

Visit KarenWazen.com

Philo

Philo is the Dubai-based eyewear brand that puts a futuristic twist on classic designs. Its collection includes from 60s-inspired cat-eyes to compact almond frames and contemporary aviators in vibrant neon shades. Each pair is meticulously crafted from premium materials, ensuring maximum durability and timeless appeal.

Visit PhiloEyewear.com

Petra Sunglasses, AED 825
Petra Sunglasses, AED 825
Unisex Le KC1 Cat-eye Sunglasses, AED 1,010
Unisex Le KC1 Cat-eye Sunglasses, AED 1,010

Gentle Monster

Korean eyewear brand, Gentle Monster, was founded in Seoul by Hankook Kim back in 2011. Originally designing eyewear for South Korean facial structures, the brand has since gone international, and is now known for its quirky and diverse designs. The retail spaces are also renowned – offer an ever-evolving, exhibition-like experience, they blend striking visual merchandising with conceptual themes. Keep an eye out for the high-profile designer collabs – previous ones have included Alexander Wang, Maison Margiela and Opening Ceremony.

Visit Ounass.ae

Port Tanger

Port Tanger, founded by Daniël Sumarna and Bilal Fellah, is named after Tangier, Morocco. Known for its luxury eyewear, the label is a reflection of Fellah's passion for vintage. In 2017, Fellah spent two years developing the collection, later teaming up with Sumarna, a former creative director for Prada. 

Visit PortTanger.com

Luna Sunglasses, AED 1,195
Luna Sunglasses, AED 1,195
Chaillot Sunglasses, AED 2,075
Chaillot Sunglasses, AED 2,075

Ahlem

Founded by Paris-born designer Ahlem Manai-Platt, Ahlem is known for its timeless designs and superior quality. Ahlem also emphasises sustainability, using eco-friendly materials like plant-based acetate and non-toxic titanium to make its frames. Each pair is also meticulously handcrafted in France and Japan. 

Visit AhlemEyewear.com

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