With the rise of social media, up-and-coming home-grown brands are no longer limited to gaining fame on local shores. These eyewear brands are coveted globally, thanks to their sizeable following on Instagram as well as celebrity and influencer endorsements . From reflective lenses to geometric frames, we dig out and uncover this years hottest labels offering the latest trends that are getting girls all around the world excited. And better yet, how you can get your hands on them!
Korean brand, BVH Eyewear is gaining traction with its sleek and minimal yet cutting edge designs. They pride themselves on offering high-quality products at an affordable price as well as constantly researching trends to keep their customers up-to-date with the latest styles. With sunglasses starting at just 30,800 KRW (~S$38.34) this brand is steadily sneaking its way onto every girls’ hit list.
BVH Eyewear doesn’t ship to Singapore currently, but you can get a traveller going to South Korea to buy them back via Airfrov. Click here to shop for BVH Eyewear.
With close to a million followers on Instagram, Aussie brand, Quay (prounounced “key”) clearly knows how to connect with their fanbase of millenials, projecting a glamorous lifestyle many desire to have. With an account boasting beautiful influencers sporting Quay sunnies with chic names like “ALL MY LOVE”, “PARADISO” and “LIKEWOW”, it’s easy to see where the appeal lays. Their bold statement frames, reflective and dual-tinted lenses and bright colours will leave you spoilt for choice. What’s even more attractive are their prices, starting from 45 – 65 AUD (~S$46 – 67), you can afford to #treatyoself!
Quay Australia ships to Singapore at a fee of S$30. Save shipping costs by getting a traveller from Aussie to purchase a pair for you. Click here to shop for Quay Australia.
No introductions are required for this Korean brand that has peaked international cult status. Recent collaborations with Tilda Swinton, Style of Song and Opening Ceremony, has upped GENTLE MONSTER‘s cool status and rocketed them into the upper echelons of the fashion world. Their sunglasses ship to many cities including Singapore, but are on average 40 USD (~S$55.70) cheaper in South Korea. Prices on their website start at 210,000 KRW (S$261.39) or 210 USD (S$292.80) upwards.
Gentle Monster is available in select stockists in Singapore and to international shipping via their website but prices are significantly cheaper in South Korea. Click here to shop for Gentle Monster.
Identifying their brand as a French chic style with a modern and retro twist, Stephane Christian is the third Korean brand on our list of sunnies we love. Some of their playful, limited edition designs showcase a more quirky and artistic influence. With a bursting portfolio of collaborations with Korean celebrities, they are a well-loved brand on home ground. From cat-shaped glasses to funky planet lenses, this is one brand we simply can’t get enough of! Prices range from 165 – 295 USD (~S$230 – S$411.30).
Stephane Christian ships internationally via their website but prices are significantly cheaper in South Korea. Click here to shop for Stephane Christian.
There’s an endless variety of overseas sunglasses brands but we thought you should know of these 4. Save on those hefty overseas shipping fees by asking our friendly travellers to bring them back to Singapore.