One of the top selling eyewear brands across the globe for many decades, Ray-Ban is the first name on many people’s lips when they think about buying stylish, quality, new sunglasses...
Loved by celebrity actors, musicians, models, sports stars and more for over seven decades already, Ray-Bans are the quintessential shades for anyone who wants to be noticed for all the right reasons.
From James Dean and Audrey Hepburn through the 1950s period of Hollywood glam, to more recent style-savvy fans like Beyonce, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Robert Pattinson, Miranda Kerr, James Franco, Nicole Richie, David Beckham, Taylor Swift, and Kendall Jenner, there’s barely a famous face which hasn’t been spotted in a pair of Ray-Bans over the years.
It all started back in the 1930s when the Ray-Ban brand was born. Founded by medical equipment manufacturer Bausch & Lomb, the company first created a new type of sunglasses with green lenses that helped US Air Force pilots cope with sun glare and altitude sickness (a creation that went on to become the now-classic Aviator shape). It wasn’t long before civilians also jumped on the pilot-shade trend, and the Ray-Ban name became a household one.
From there, the brand continued to innovate, utilising new technologies to pioneer how sunglasses were made and used. Soon enough, Hollywood beckoned and Ray Bans began showing up on the hottest celebrities and in the coolest movies around, becoming an instantly recognisable fashion accessory.
One of the brand’s most iconic frames, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer, was launched in the early 1950s and spotted in films like Rebel Without a Cause and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The frame’s unisex appeal and cultural cred launched Ray-Ban even further into the stratosphere.
Since then, Ray Ban sunnies have continued to be featured in some of the most popular movies worldwide, and are repeatedly worn by fashion-conscious celebrities keen to show off their style chops.
From the cult classic Aviators and Wayfarers, to the newer Clubmaster, Erika, Highstreet, Justin and other frame shapes, Ray-Bans are the shades to turn to when you want style paired with quality and comfort.
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