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

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Warby Parker 2011 Eyewear Collection

Recently released by Warby Parker is their 2011 eyewear collection. Consisting of only premium, meticulously crafted presciption eyewear, their new line features 14 new styles, each with new frame colors. Warby Parker's vintage-inspired and fashion forward company also has a purpose to help others. In collaboration with, they look to donate one pair of glasses for every pair they sell. Check out more photos of their line after the jump, and be sure to check out our own line of clear lens glasses at, where every pair is only $10!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ksubi 2011 Spring New Releases

We would like to showcase the newly released Ksubi 2011 Spring/Summer collection, consisting of 18 solid designs in total. Ksubi is quite possibly Australia's most iconic fashion brand, which was first created in 2000 by Dan Single and George Gorrow. The use of heavy metal mesh, deserted island floral acetate and duty clerk optical combine for an industrial yet sculpted range, giving off a futuristic feel. The collection is simple yet built with an eclectic mix of styles, inspired by pop comic, steam punk and vintage, creating a contrasting but unified & original look. Let us know what you think about Ksubi and their new releases!

Jeremy Scott x Linda Farrow Sunglasses Spring / Summer 2011 Collection

The king of outrageous design, Jeremy Scott, continues his successful eyewear campaign with Linda Farrow on a few new styles for their Spring/Summer 2011 collection. New styles include Wings, Cross, and Hands – all of which look exactly what they sound like. These are all loud and eye-catching styles that bring attention as well as make quite the fashion statement by whoever wears them. Let us know what you guys think of these styles!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Rock Sunglasses, Returns to WWE RAW

This past Monday, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made his return to the WWE on Monday Night RAW, and announced that he will be the special guest host of Wrestlemania 27. Making an amazing return to the ring, after seven long years, the charismatic "most electifying man in entertainment" was seen wearing a pair of Strummer sunglasses by Oliver Peoples, as he showcased why he is the best in the business on the microphone. Check out the pictures of the Rock and his sunglasses below, as well as our own OC Shades similar style, our Capitol premium aviator sunglasses, available for only $10, and a replay of his return below!!!

The Rock wearing Strummer by Oliver Peoples

The Rock returns to the WWE!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Justin Bieber and Usher's Grammy Sunglasses

For the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, Justin Bieber performed with Usher and Jaden Smith, and we here at OC Shades spotted both JB and Usher wearing some very nice designer sunglasses during their Grammy performance. Justin Bieber was wearing the KVA sunglasses by Oliver Peoples and Usher was wearing the Cooper by Mykita. Check out the photos and a replay of their performance below, and let us know what you think of these styles! Be sure to also check out to see some similar styles of these for only $10-$15!!!

Justin Bieber wearing the KVA by Oliver Peoples
Usher wearing the Cooper by Mykita

Justin Bieber, Jaden Smith, and Usher Performing at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

Mosley Tribes x Temple Bags Co. For Barney's Co-Op

Last week, Mosley Tribes and Temple Bags Co. released their sunglasses, custom frame case, and protective sleeve collaboration. Available only at Barney's CO-OP, Mosley Tribes' new frame, the TANA, features an exclusive custom green mirrored lens. The case is constructed from 16 oz. dry canvas (salvaged from WWII-era European military issue infantry bags and oiled saddle leather detailing), as Temple Bags Co. is known for turning historic and rare materials into new and unique bags, and the frame sleeve is constructed completely out of materials reclaimed from WWII ripstop parachutes and cords. This collaboration is only being released in limited quantities, so go out and check them out while you can!

Friday, February 11, 2011

SUPER x Liberty of London Lucia Sunglasses Collection (Spring 2011)

The Italian brand SUPER recently teamed up in collaboration with Liberty of London for a few new colorways of their Lucia sunglasses for their Spring 2011 eyewear collection. Liberty adds their signature flower patterns to the frames, adding a vibrant, eclectic style to the glasses. Be sure to check out the sunglasses below and after the jump, as well as a similar style that we carry on, our Vicki sunglasses, available for only $10! Let us know what you think of this style!