Sunday, March 27, 2011

Top 10 Pairs under $15 | Refinery29

Enter Refinery29, the blog of all fashion blogs for the ages. We are honored to be featured in a section they've whipped up for 10 scorching pairs of sunglasses under $15. With the likes of retailers such as Urban Outfitters, 80's Purple and American Eagle we are proud to be part of this elite group of retailers.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cat Eye Sunglasses Trend Alert!

The vintage trend is sweeping the nation and there's plenty to twist and shout about as we explore a 50's and 60's phenomena. Cat eye sunglasses are reminiscent of a historic filled era with Drive in theaters, rock n roll and breakfast at Tiffany's. From classic to modern, this timeless style is super fun and cool for all ages. So rock around the clock with retro-chic cat eye sunglasses.

Some Love from Livestrong

Who hasn't owned a Livestrong bracelet in their day? Live healthy, live Strong, a simple rule to live by. The fine people over at Livestrong (Lance Armstrong's Foundation) gave us a recent shot out and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for what they have done for the community. Here's what they had to say about OC Shades:

Where To Buy

Begin your search on the Internet. Look for reviews and discussions as to what others have bought and where. Many times they will mention how much they paid. Use this as a benchmark. If a brand name is not on your list of high priorities, then OC Shades offers the best deals on the net. OC shades provides cheap shipping and has a no hassle money back guarantee. For the best deals in brand names such as Ray Ban and Oakley, it is recommended that you visit your local retailer and get a precise fit for comfort. One such retailer is The Sunglass Hut. Oakley sunglasses and Ray Ban sunglasses offer superior quality and wear along with multiple options on each of their products.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sunshine Dreaming with NYLON magazine

We've been working hard over here at OC Shades and its always great news when we get some awesome press. Check out the Nylon Magazine BLOG for news on the latest trends in fashion. Here's what they had to say.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2011 Sunglass Trend: Round Wayfarers

As I've been scouring the shelves for the latest and greatest in eyewear/sunglass trends this season. I've noticed quite the adoption of Round Wayfarers. As it comes by no suprise, since we've seen the explosion of wayfarers and round sunglasses. As we prepare for the Summer season here at OC Shades, we've made it a point to cover the P-3 style sunglasses in our catalog.

A bit of sunglass history: p-3 Round Wayfarer Sunglasses

First introduced in the 1930's. The P-3 Round Wayfarer Sunglasses derives its name from the actual eyewear manufacturers, and it refers to the classic style that falls between oval and round shapes with slight wayfarer characteristics. The top of the frame is round with slightly pointed temples and finished with rounded bottoms. Activist such as Andy Warhol & John Lennon favored these styles.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Jeff Mills x Axis Records x Gamma Player Sunglasses

Techno music icon Jeff Mills and his influential record company Axis Records recently collaborated with Chicago based clothing boutique Gamma Player to produce a signature line of sunglasses. Handcrafted and made from high quality acetates, their first style of sunglasses comes in 5 different colors and is scheduled to be released in March. What do you guys think of these glasses?

Blackbird x Han Kjobenhavn Sunglasses

Seattle based company Blackbird has recently released three new sunglasses styles, all developed by Han Kjobenhavn. The Wolf Sun style is our favorite, and the style we are featuring today. The sunglasses are Blackbird's dark and dapper take on classic American wayfarer sunglasses. Large, semi-transparent tortoise frames are complimented by thick and sturdy, black temple arms, which is a beautiful look for this spring. Check out photos below and let us know what you think of Blackbird's newest release! Also be sure to check out our own line of wayfarers at OC Shades, including a similar style, our Classic wayfarer sunglasses, which are well-crafted and made with quality materals, and are priced amazingly at only $10!!!

Wolf Sun by Blackbird x Han Kjobenhavn