7 Chic French Sunglasses Brands

by olivia hoffman
Photo by © Sézane

Rain or shine, sunglasses are never a fashion faux pas. In France, people dazzle with an air of cool confidence behind stylish shades from the streets to the beach.


Each summer, French brands release a new collection of the trendiest sunglasses that will have you looking fabulous while keeping your eyes safe from the sun’s rays. Read on to see the chicest sunglasses by French brands this season and click the photos to shop them.

Isabel Marant

Fashion-forward women in France almost all own a piece of Isabel Marant and it’s clear to see why. Master of the clean and chic tomboy style, this brand has shades that will make you feel like one of the French “it” girls.

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Clare V.

Based in L.A. but with a style that is completely French-influenced, Clare V. is the perfect mix of California dreaming with Parisian living. Their sunglasses are perfect for jet-setters and are also made of durable and sustainable materials which can be sent back to the company to be recycled once you’re ready to move onto a new pair.

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Just like their apparel, Sézane sunnies make for a trendy yet timeless staple. Crafted from Italian acetate and made in France, these sunglasses might make you feel like you’re seeing summer in Europe the second you slip them on. To top it off, they come with an adorable yellow striped case and “Soleil” summer box.

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Vuarnet is a French sunglasses brand that has been around since 1957 – made famous by the French alpine ski racer Jean Vuarnet who wore the shades when he became the Olympic gold medalist in 1960. Frames made from bio nylon for comfortable all-day wear and mineral glass lenses for superior light protection make these the best option for active summer activities.

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Jimmy Fairly

Beginning from a French startup competition in Toulouse in 2011, Jimmy Fairly has now grown into an international brand with over 100 stores in Europe. Their sunglasses are all designed in Paris and assembled in France. The brand is committed to making a positive social impact with their Buy One Give One model.

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Moving to the classic luxury end of the sunglasses market, perhaps the most elegant and timeless are shades by Dior. Incorporating codes and motifs of the House like the star or the CD logo, a pair of Christian Dior’s are unmistakable no matter what shape they come in from square-frame to cat-eye.

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The summer 2023 season collection of sunglasses by French luxury brand Celine is what they call “a testament to their idea of Parisian chic.” With shapes and dark colors characteristic of the city’s style, these sunglasses will have you feeling fierce with the signature Triomphe metal emblem on the temples.

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Shop any of these classic French brands to soak up vitamin D in style this summer!

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