Whether you love affordable buys or designer shades, find the perfect pair of sunglasses in Singapore to protect your peepers.
Living in sunny Singapore can only mean one thing: the weather’s always warm (which is why we can never say no to ice cream). And the one accessory we can’t live without? A cool pair of sunglasses. For timeless aviators, wayfarers, the classic cat-eye, oversized sunnies and vintage shades, hit up these shops in Singapore for your next statement sunglasses.
Where to buy sunglasses in Singapore
1. Pared Eyewear
Our favourite Australian designer eyewear brand is totes available online! Yes, we hear your cry of happiness (or was that just us?). Nab a pair online – you’ll find super stylish, fun and playful options in the selection. We love how they’re super comfy and offered at a great price point.
Pared Eyewear, available online
This homegrown brand stocks sunnies in cool colours like ginger ale and leopard prints. Making sunglasses an everyday staple, Monocle offers affordable and stylish designer-quality eyewear. And who says you can’t enjoy sunglasses as bespectacled folks? Kill two birds with one stone and check out the prescription sunglass lenses for your fave new pair.
Monocle, Level 2, 7A Haji Lane, Singapore 189200
Your sunnies collection isn’t complete without this. Browse and try on over 500 pairs of eyewear at the brand’s stores in Singapore. Feast your eyes on an assortment of sunglasses, as well as Ray-Ban’s truly authentic prescription lenses – right down to the stamp. Of course, the stars of the stores are its four iconic sunglasses: the Aviator, Wayfarer, Round and Clubmaster.
Ray-Ban, multiple locations including 313 Somerset and Suntec City
4. SmartBuy Glasses
This shop sells branded shades from the likes of Prada, Hugo Boss and Burberry. If you’re planning to buy sunnies in the comfort of your home, explore the virtual try-on feature to get a glimpse of how your preferred pair looks on you. The best part: expect sunnies as affordable as $20!
SmartBuy Glasses, available online
If you’re looking for shades with high-performance colour lenses that add a touch of fun, your search ends here. With a stellar range of designs, it’s easy to be smitten by Zoff’s stylish sunnies. All its sunglasses are equipped with lenses that provide 99.9% UV protection and a water-resistant coating to keep them squeaky clean. You can also get your prescription sunglasses right here.
Zoff, multiple locations including Orchard Central and Jem
6. Paris Miki
It’s easy to see why Paris Miki is one of our go-to stores for designer sunglasses. The Japanese eyewear retailer carries a plethora of high fashion brands hot off the runway – from Fendi to Marc Jacobs and everything in between. If you’re looking for something sporty and functional, check out its collection of Plutonite-lensed Oakley sunnies.
Paris Miki, multiple locations including Takashimaya and VivoCity
7. The Eye Place
Hey, hipsters need some shades, too. For an under-the-radar yet fashionable selection of eyewear, The Eye Place has got you sorted. Run by passionate optometrists, each pair of sunglasses (including spectacles) is specially sourced and handpicked from all over the world. Expect brands such as California-based Garrett Leight and Oliver Peoples, as well as Mykita from Germany and Danish label Lindberg.
The Eye Place, 223 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058772
8. Optic Butler
Rock a pair of designer shades – a la Anna Wintour – from The Optic Butler. This premium eyewear store prides itself on carrying top quality products from renowned brands in the world like Victoria Beckham (all hail Posh Spice), Gucci, Prada, Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Kenzo and more. Its online store has fantastic sales and delivers to anywhere in Singapore for free. Sweet!
Optic Butler, available online
9. Sunglass Hut
With a name like that, this brand is basically the big brother of sunglasses in Singapore. Its 13 outlets are home to a dizzying array of designer shades from Prada, Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ray-Ban and Tom Ford. On the hunt for a bargain? Hit up the outlet in IMM for attractive deals all year round on past season collections.
Sunglass Hut, multiple locations including Changi City Point and Tangs Orchard
10. Supershades Sg
Make no mistake: Supershades certainly isn’t your average eyewear store. It specialises in street-inspired eyewear, carrying a range of urban and sporty designs from brands like Defy Empire. This is one place the lads shouldn’t miss: it also carries men’s apparel, accessories and hair pomades for the ultimate shopping experience.
Supershades Sg, #04-21D, IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609601
11. Gentle Monster
Korean cult eyewear brand, Gentle Monster, is perfect for prescription spectacles and stylish sunglasses. A hot favourite amongst celebrities such as model BFFs, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, it offers eye-popping sunnies in various styles and tinted glasses. Oh, and did we mention that Gentle Monster’s Instagrammable interior is jam-packed with cool art installations?
Gentle Monster, multiple locations including Ion Orchard and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Everyone’s heard of Owndays. Since its opening, the Japanese eyewear boutique has given major opticians a major run for their money. Its pocket-friendly frames are often ready within 20 minutes – whether it’s a prescribed pair of sunglasses or spectacles. Prices indicated on the frames are inclusive of High Index Aspheric lenses (with UV protection and soil-resistant coating). Yup, we’d say it’s a pretty good steal.
Owndays, multiple locations including Raffles City and 313 @ Somerset
13. Bolon Eyewear
Living on a tropical island requires more than just sunscreen. A good pair of sunglasses goes a long way in protecting your eyes. Take your pick from Bolon’s unique, lightweight sunnies. They range from the simple to the avant-garde. Its contemporary designs are made with advanced crafted techniques and quality materials to ensure comfort and full sun protection.
Bolon Eyewear, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Wisma Atria
14. New China Opticians
Founded in 1927 and helmed by the affable Uncle Tony, New China Opticians is a treasure trove for bargain hunters seeking one-of-a-kind finds. Despite its unassuming façade, the store is best known for its stock of vintage Ferragamo at wallet-friendly prices. Not a fan of pre-loved goods? This brand also carries its own vintage-style designs under the Tony Hardy brand.
New China Opticians, #B1-12A, Peninsula Excelsior Shopping Centre, 3 Coleman Street, Singapore 179804
15. Quay Eyewear
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Quay wins us over with its notoriously cool and quirky shades. Only cool kids need apply. Its sunnies range from statement pieces with outré designs to mirrored lenses in day-glo hues. The kicker? You can shop by frame and face shapes!
Quay Eyewear, available online
Instagram addicts, this one’s for you. If you’ve ever wanted to see the world through rose-tinted lenses, now you can. Tens – an ingenious project which first debuted on Indiegogo – offers a line of sunglasses with a special sense-heightening tint that mimics your favourite Hunter, Bailey, or Fairline photo filter. Forget about #nofilter: it’s Instagram come to life.
Tens, available online
There you go, a list of the best stores to bag fashionable sunglasses in Singapore!