I've never been a sunglasses person. Not because I always lose them or break them, but they were just never anything I was willing to invest over $10 in. That is until last week. While shopping my way down Smith Street in Brooklyn in order to beat the heat (the heat is a very good excuse to go shopping), a pair of sunglasses at Epaulet caught my eye: They were black, looked like a cross between cat-eye glasses and wayfarerers, and made by a company called Shuron out of South Carolina. But these frames predate Ray-Ban's wayfarers. Ray-Ban started making wayfarers in 1952, Shuron has been around since 1865. I had to know more.
We're Fashionista. Of course we like sunglasses. But this year, it seems to be the accessory of choice: The Thing everything wants to get their hands on. Who cares if they're from The Row or Target? As long as they look good, we're happy. So we've rounded up the season's best. We'll be following up later today with a few longer features on the world of sunnies, so stay tuned. **All graphics by Steff Yotka.