Six Swedish Sunglass BrandsMay 13, 2019
The flowers are blooming. Ice cream shops are extending their hours. People are eating salads in the hopes of reversing winter-body mode.
And maybe most glorious of all, the sun has come out to play!
With the return of the sun comes the return of sunglasses. Here are some hip Swedish sunnies to get you set for summer.
According to the brand’s website, Chimi creates sunglasses “for people with a passion to match their style with different colors.” The company has eight different standard frames that come in a variety of colors with black, mirrored and white lenses. In addition, Chimi has partnered with other brands for additional collaborative collections – like with one of our favorite boutique Swedish menswear brands J. Lindeberg. Head to Chimi’s homepage, and you might see a familiar face strutting her stuff: Elsa Hosk, one of the most well-known models to come out of Sweden.
The Shade: Standard collection shades are priced at $99, Collaboration collection shades start at $149. Free 1-3-day shipping worldwide, free returns and 1-year warranty.
On a snowmobile ride through in the Swedish Lapland in 2010, Erik and Emilia Lindmark had the idea to create eyewear inspired by the exact place they were zooming through. Today, EOE is the leading sustainable eyewear brand in Scandinavia – designed in Swedish Lapland and produced in the Italian Alps. EOE offers both regular glasses and sunglasses in popular shapes. We’re partial to the funky mirrored styles, but love the effortless look of all the wired glasses.
The Shade: Prices range from $83- $323 with 8-12-day overseas shipping. Shipping prices dependent on destination.
Oh My Eyes
Talk about some glam glasses. Oh My Eyes is a luxury eyewear brand from Stockholm, and we can tell. While the glasses are handmade in Sabae, Japan, the cases are made from vegetable tanned leather at a family-run shop in Målerås, Sweden. These glasses look well-made and high end, and the price reflects it. We are crushing on the OH-06 and OH-II. But wait, we’re also swooning over the OH-14. Time to start saving!
The Shade: Prices range from $375 to $499. Oh My Eyes accepts major credit cards and offers free worldwide shipping and returns.
Founded in 2007 as a watch brand, Swedish company TRIWA (which stands for “Transforming the Industry of Watches) has since branched out into straps, bracelets and sunglasses, alongside its flagship product. The company’s focus is contemporary design, modern distribution and creative marketing. Currently TRIWA products are available at 1,200 retailers in 25 markets globally. As far as the sunnies go, its bestselling glasses include the Midnight Klara, Peach Klara, Crystal Folke and the Pine Folke.
The Shade: Sunglasses are $175, but at the time of publishing, there were a few pairs on sale for $87. TRIWA offers free worldwide shipping.
We love the mindset behind the Swedish eyewear brand Nividas, which is Esperanto for “we see.” The company believes “that great eyewear doesn’t need to cost a fortune, and that different designs suit different occasions.” Words were never truer. After all, a stylish pair of cat-eye shades may be a fit for a chic day out in the city, but might not be as fitting for a hike through the wilderness. We love the Stockholm Black & White Marble and the Nuuk Dusty Pink.
The Shade: Prices are listed in euros, but a quick conversion has the unisex sunglasses ranging from just under $100 to just over $110. Shipping outside of Sweden is about $10.
A little bit 50s. A little bit 60s. A little bit modern. And a whole lot Swedish. That’s eyewear brand Vasuma, founded in 2005 by three friends. The glasses are all unisex and named after snakes “as a tribute to everyone who has who has ever been bullied for his or her visual defect and has been called ‘glasögonorm,’ the Swedish term for ‘four eyes’ and also the actual Swedish name for the spectacled cobra snake.” Vasuma has a good mix of traditional frames and some unique ones like the Buttermilk and Krait frames.
The Shade: Prices are listed in the Swedish krona but range from $78 to $270 USD. Vasuma offers free worldwide shipping and accepts PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.