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Standout shades for you and the coolest people you know. Polarized aviators, sporty sunnies, trendy clubmasters, and more - up to 70% off on Gilt. The brand was founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, who were approached by the US Army Air Corps to develop army pilot sunglasses. Pilots were reporting intense headaches and altitude sickness caused by sun glare; the newly invented Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, with their gradient lenses and metal frames, protected their eyes. Soon, the functional sunglasses became fashionable as well, particularly with the introduction of Ray Ban Wayfarers in 1952; the plastic frames and gray lenses were a hit with the Hollywood set: James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and many others wore the sunglasses both in movies and out on the town. Musicians (Bob Dylan, Bob Marley) and other famous folk (John F. Kennedy) were fans, too, and throughout the 70s and 80s Ray Bans were seen on all manner of celebrity faces – including Tom Cruise’s, in Risky Business and Top Gun. Today, Ray-Ban sunglasses remain classic yet stylish options for the discerning person, with styles like the Laramie and Meteor, as well as optical choices, guaranteed to stand the test of time.

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Sale Ended August 19, 2015

Designer Eyewear Feat. Matthew Williamson

Seriously glamorous frames by A-list labels

Sale Ended September 08, 2014

Classic Frames Feat. Ray-Ban

Stylish aviators and wayfarers from a host of iconic brands.

Sale Ended July 09, 2014

Sunglasses Feat. Tom Ford

Stylish shades by some of the best names in the game.

Sale Ended January 27, 2015

Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Cool down this winter with classic wayfarers, aviators, and more iconic frames.

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