Toronto boutiques that carry fashionista-worthy sunglasses

Fashionistas know that sunglasses are essential pieces to a wardrobe. You could be wearing the most basic outfit, but with the right pair of Karen Walker sunnies, you’ll be looking hella fine. Plus, no festival outfit is complete without a pair of Quay Australia or Illesteva shades. Shop fashionista-worthy sunglasses at these clothing and accessories boutiques in the 6. [Image credit: iStock.com/baona] 

ZANE

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753 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

Think of Zane as your one-stop shop for handbags and accessories. They have beautiful leather bags, hats, jewellery, watches and iPhone cases by top-notch designers. But their sunglasses are reason enough to stop by. From flattering semi-round Spitfire sunnies to Sunday Somewhere cat eyes, you’ll find that right pair of sunglasses to match any outfit. But, if you’re looking for something to elevate your look and add a statement, they have hot oversized frames by Karen Walker. Valley’s marble-patterned frames are also sure to turn heads.

Untitled & Co

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438 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A8

This fashion boutique has a stellar collection of sunglasses. You can find designer shades by the pretty-meets-punk Spitfire, or Untitled & Co.’s own bomb designs. They have extravagant kitten-styles for $198 and fo’reals – inspired by Dior So Real sunglasses – for $48. They have a whole shelf dedicated to sunnies at the back, with pastel to dark frames and from coloured to mirrored to dark lenses.

6 By Gee Beauty

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6 Roxborough St W, Toronto, ON M5R 1T8

This beach haven has all the summer-appropriate designer clothes, accessories and essentials to style up your closet – and their sunglasses do not disappoint! They carry a wide range of Illesteva and Phillip Lim sunglasses. You’ll find beautiful mirrored and non-polarized lenses, leopard prints, brow bar and cat-eye styles. Grab a pastel frame for that summer flavour, or opt for a basic mirrored lens to rock all-year round.

Black Market Vintage

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256A Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z8

Known for their printed T-shirts and emporium-style basement space, this vintage boutique has a ton of bargain shades to choose from. Everything in the store is $10 or less, and you can score a pair that looks totally designer. Think: minimalist-yet-statement dark lenses, cat-like brow bar and aviator styles, blinged-up kitten-shaped, and wayfarers galore.

The Future of Frances Watson

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1390 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L7

There’s no way you can walk into this clothing boutique and not appreciate its carefully curated collection of fashionista-worthy sunglasses. To some, an all-white outfit looks crisp and clean, to others it’s nothing special, but style it with Le Specs’ Neo Noir white marble-framed, gold mirror-lensed, semi-cat-eye sunnies and it’s a game changer. Add a pair of Karen Walker’s Maze Superstars mirror-lensed circular shades to your corporate outfit and watch your coworkers’ heads turn when you walk through the door. The Future of Frances Watson also carries the ultra-rad Tuttolente flat-top sunglasses by Retrosuperfuture.

Bang-On

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489 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B4

Little did you know, but this custom T-shirt shop carries some funky, retro and posh sunglasses. Think: heart shaped, cat-eyed, bold round frames, and reflective aviators, to name a few. The best part is they’re only $18, but nobody would be able to tell. Many of the styles mimic those of designer pairs and some are so unique, you probably won’t find the same elsewhere – #score!

Cloakroom

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17-1177 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 2Y4

Shop comfy tees, off-shoulder dresses and a pair of mirror-lensed sunglasses to boot. Cloakroom, Summerhill’s curated clothing boutique carries a hot collection of music festival-inspired Quay Australia sunglasses. Grab a pair of blue and green graded cat-eye sunnies for a retro pop, a pink pair for a feminine touch, or marble-framed My Girl style – FYI: the marble pattern is trending in all fashion and interior design fronts. Prices range from $65 to $112.

Armed

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1024 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1W7

Not only does this locally designed jewellery boutique carry some trendy statement pieces like choker necklaces, bejewelled headpieces and cuff bracelets, but their sunglasses are just as fashionista-worthy. They even have clever names for each pair, like the Dee-Yor – named after its design inspiration, Bestival Festival Queen – bedazzled with gemstone details, and another heavily bejeweled line: Brunch At The Drake Hotel.

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