The Shade of it All: Black-owned Sunglasses Brands To Rock This Summer

The right sunglasses can elevate any fashion moment. Here are some Black-owned sunglasses to pair with your epic summer looks!

The internet exploded when De’arra Taylor launched her latest sunglass collection. The launch came just in time for her 27th birthday and hot girl summer. Attention all hot girls! It’s time for us to get our looks all the way together. The assignment this summer is to be under the sun while giving shade. Not shade in the traditional sense - we’ve come too far in our growth journey for all that. It’s time to give shade with only the hottest sunglasses to grace our faces. Here is a list of Black-owned sunglasses brands you need in your collection ASAP!


This wouldn’t be a proper sunglass article if we didn’t start with Lorvae. De’arra Taylor made sure to include sunglasses that would fit our every mood. The styles range from Y2k to a sassy 1950s vibe, coming in so many fun colors to match any summer outfit. 

As your big sis, I must warn you her sunglasses sell out pretty quickly. Be on your toes if you have your eye on one. If you can purchase one of her desired sunglasses, you won’t regret it.

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Pepper Jacques

Pepper Jacques is all about helping you enjoy an island vibe with city chic. Much like their garments, they use the best materials and techniques to create an effortless merger of art and function. The Stella IIII Sunglasses, were made with the highest quality materials and come in four colors: Smoke Midnight, Dawn, Grey Skye, and Pink Horizon, the range is perfect to match any outfit or swimsuit.

Pepper Jacques

Just like Pepper Jacques brand, this eyewear collection is far from traditional. The glasses have a triangular shape, giving a unique approach. The Stella IIII Sunglasses merge sophistication with the best in optical technology. The brand is also socially conscious because 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Pink Horizon shade will go toward helping breast cancer patients and survivors.

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3rd Eye View

3rd Eye View is where classy meets aesthetic! This chic sunglass brand is perfect for anyone who loves an “old money” or “minimalist” style. Sunglasses aren’t the only product 3rd Eye offers. You can find a wide variety of stylish multi-purpose glasses. 

Some options include blue light and optical glasses for all my baddies - because we all deserve to look fabulous and see 20/20. 3rd Eye View also has a non-profit called On Sight, which provides funding for the visually impaired. Support this eye-glass brand and its cause here.

Coco Breezy

Coco Breezy is a luxury brand that produces sunglasses to make you feel elite on the breeziest days. Each pair of sunglasses is designed to protect you from harmful UV rays. 

Coco Breezy ensures every customer is seen with various designs in length and width, so there’s a pair of sunnies for everyone. Elevate your summer aesthetic with the Pram glasses, or step into your rich auntie era with the Lively sunglasses. Either way, selecting any of the Coco Breeze sunglasses won't be a wrong decision.

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Many celebrities have been seen wearing NRODA! Snoop Dog, Rick Ross, and Angela Simmons, to name a few. 

NRODA is mainly known for its beehive sunnies worn by Snoop Dog and Rick Ross. If a bee in the middle of your glasses is a little too much for you, try the Gianni Love Bee glasses. This sleek pair of sunnies is a mix of dark brown with a hint of honey, honoring the bee-themed eyeglass brand. NRODA also offers a nude collection for those who are into a clean sunglass look.


When founders Nana Boateng and Nana Kwadwo Osei created Bohten, they had a deeper vision. They aimed to work with local African communities on eyewear education and accessibility and provide employment opportunities. Since then, Bohten has been a representation of deep-rooted culture.

The brand offers sunglasses and eyeglasses, bringing a quality experience for everyone. Shop here for the latest Bohten collection!

Malik Dupri

Malik Dupri is throwing all kinds of shade with his incredible sunglass line. His brand has over 10 collections to choose from! 

Two collections are inspired by our favorites, Riri and Doja Cat! Our favorite is the Pluto Collection; it truly taps into the Y2k aesthetic, giving us all the necessary nostalgia. Malik’s latest collection Apollo has an empowering message behind it. According to the website, the Apollo Collection is meant to highlight the star that you really are. Feel empowered with Malik Durpi.

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