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100 Haute Hipster Frames

From Recycled Skateboard Shades to Delicate Designer Sunnies

— April 26, 2012 — Fashion
For those looking for street-savvy eyewear, this collection of hipster frames offers plenty of great styles to choose from. The looks range from suave summer shades to geek-chic glasses and they all exude a cool, casual appeal.

Hipster outfits are, of course, eclectic. Before the subculture gained widespread popularity, most people would not consider plaid collared shirts and tight, blue pants to be an appealing look. But times change and with it so do tastes. The glasses featured here are varied in style, but all maintain an eccentricity that is key to hipster accoutrement.

Clashing colors, deliberately nerdy attire and cartoon-inspired accessories are now commonplace in any suitably hip urban neighborhood. Some of the glasses featured here might be a little too eccentric for some, but for those looking to stand out rather than fit in, these shades are the perfect accessories.
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Earthy Designer Shades
Earthy Designer Shades
These Shwood x Ransom Canby Sunglasses Put Nature and Fashion in Harmony
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Seriously Swag-Infused Shades
Seriously Swag-Infused Shades
The Most Luxurious Pair of Sunglasses Can be Yours for $25,000
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97
Printable Chic Shades
Printable Chic Shades
'Make' Eyewear Takes Your Input to Design Dream Glasses
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96
Colonial-Inspired Eyewear
Colonial-Inspired Eyewear
The LGR 2011 Eyewear Spring/Summer Collection is Vintage & Hip
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95
Delicate Designer Sunnies
Delicate Designer Sunnies
The Dolce & Gabbana Lace Collection Incorporates the Brand's Trademark
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94
Marine Mammal Specs
Marine Mammal Specs
The Madsaki and Effector Killer Whale Glasses
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93
Striped Honey Shades
Striped Honey Shades
Rock Vintage Styles With the Oliver Peoples Shean Sunglasses
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92
Hipster 3D Specs
Hipster 3D Specs
These Moshka 3D Aviator Glasses Help You Look Cool in the Theaters
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91
Vintage 3-D Shades
Vintage 3-D Shades
The Ingri:Dahl James 3D Movie Glasses Give Theater Specs a Designer Flair
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90
Designer 3D Specs
Designer 3D Specs
The Gucci 3D Glasses Keep You Looking Sensationally Geek Chic
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89
Eccentrically Oversized Eyewear
Eccentrically Oversized Eyewear
The Iris Apfel Eyebobs Line is Inspired by the 90 Year-Old Icon
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88
Suave Organic Shades
Suave Organic Shades
Drift Eyewear Timber Collection Draws Inspiration from Architecture
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87
Eclectic Unisex Sunglasses
Eclectic Unisex Sunglasses
The A.OK for Oak Collection Offers Shades for Everyone
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86
Tile-Patterned Eyeglasses
Tile-Patterned Eyeglasses
The RVS by V Iznik Collection Introduces a Touch of Islamic Culture
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85
Contemporary Sculpted Eyewear
Contemporary Sculpted Eyewear
Tom Ford 2011 Spring/Summer Sunglasses Are Fit for Any Modern Man
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84
Colorful Tortoiseshell Shades
Colorful Tortoiseshell Shades
Billionaire Boys Club Sunglasses are Worth Slowing Down For
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83
Modernized Classic Shades
Modernized Classic Shades
The Crooks and Castles Summer 2011 Line is Vintage and Contemporary
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82
Illustrative Pop Cultural Shades
Illustrative Pop Cultural Shades
Iconic Movie Sunglasses Inforgraphic Showcases Infamous Shades
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81
Stylish Lightweight Shades
Stylish Lightweight Shades
The MYKITA MYLON SS12 Collection Boasts an Award-Winning Material
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80
Stunning Crystallized Shades
Stunning Crystallized Shades
The Swarovski Studded Sunglasses will Make You Feel Star-Worthy
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79
Do-Good Sunglasses
Do-Good Sunglasses
The SHAUNS SHADES ‘Buy One Give Sight' Mission is Inspiring
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78
Funky Finger Shades
Funky Finger Shades
The 'Jeremy Scott Flesh Hands' are Eccentric and Manicured
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77
Retro Glamor Shades
Retro Glamor Shades
The ISSON SS 2012 Collection Guards Your Eyes and Your Fashion Sense
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76
Sporty Vintage Spectacles
Sporty Vintage Spectacles
Marchon for Nike Sportwear Eyewear Collection Dazzles With Style
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75
Adorable Objecting Eyewear
Adorable Objecting Eyewear
The Optical Awesome 'Look of Disapproval' Glasses Coolly Condemn
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74
Arm-Free Sunglasses
Arm-Free Sunglasses
Raffaella Montalban Bejeweled Sunglasses Are Swinging Shades
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73
Adorable Sanrio Frames
Adorable Sanrio Frames
These iCat Sunglasses Let You Rock the Kitty Look in a Fashionable Manner
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72
Naughty Electronics
Naughty Electronics
Blusens Shows Personified Body Organs Getting It On
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71
Translucent Rainbow Sunglasses
Translucent Rainbow Sunglasses
The Colorful Acid Rain Frogskins Series by Oakley
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70
Snow-Battling Eyewear
Snow-Battling Eyewear
The SUPER Winter Spring 2012 Sunglasses are the Perfect Shades for the Cold
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69
Crystallized Designer Shades
Crystallized Designer Shades
Walter Van Beirendonck Crystal Cut Sunglasses Glimmers Stylishly
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68
Incognito Army Frames
Incognito Army Frames
The Trussardi 1911 Sunglasses Will Have You Ready for Battle
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67
Classy Danish Shades
Classy Danish Shades
These Han Union Sunglasses Update Vintage European Looks
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66
Customized Upcycled Shades
Customized Upcycled Shades
Emilie Voirin at MUDAM Luxembourg Presents Recycled Sunglasses
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65
Simple Sophisticated Designer Glasses
Simple Sophisticated Designer Glasses
Lanvin Eyewear Line Will Hit Stores This Spring
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64
Angelic Shades
Angelic Shades
The Jeremy Scott Linda Farrow Sunglasses are Super Fly
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63
Cuban-Esque Eyewear
Cuban-Esque Eyewear
The Moscot Mangito Glasses Evoke Vintage Glamour
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62
Chic Bamboozled Shades
Chic Bamboozled Shades
Waiting for the Sun 'LA Une' Sunglasses are Artistically Whittled
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61
Floral Shade Frames
Floral Shade Frames
The Janz & Cooper Sunglasses Collection Offers Three Styles
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60
Colorful Chameleon Eyewear
Colorful Chameleon Eyewear
The Pantone Universe Eyewear Collection Has Options for Any Outfit
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59
Aqua Retro Eyewear
Aqua Retro Eyewear
The Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses Feature Star-Quality Silhouettes
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58
Sustainable Wood Sunglasses
Sustainable Wood Sunglasses
Each 'Proof Eyewear' Purchase Funds a Sight-Giving Surgery
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57
80s Sunglasses Revivals
80s Sunglasses Revivals
Paul Smith Releases Limited-Edition Line for Oakley
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56
Revamped Retro Aviators
Revamped Retro Aviators
Iconic Shades Get a Modern Touch for Ray-Ban Summer 2010
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55
Architecture-Inspired Eyewear
Architecture-Inspired Eyewear
The Ron Arad PQ Eyewear Collection is Distinctive in its Design
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54
Round Glasses
Round Glasses
Rolling into Fashion For Spring 2008
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53
Electric-Hued Optics
Electric-Hued Optics
The Kirk Originals 'Beam' Collection is a Whimsical Take On Glasses
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52
Retro-Chic Sunglasses
Retro-Chic Sunglasses
'Shadow' by The Local Firm is 80's Electronica vs. 3D
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51
Yarn-Bombed Shades
Yarn-Bombed Shades
Proceeds from the Sunglass Hut Knitta Collection Goes to OneSight
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50
Chic Wooden Shades
Chic Wooden Shades
Waiting For The Sun Deux Glasses Revamp the Gregory Peck Frame
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49
Shimmering Badass Shades
Shimmering Badass Shades
The CheyenneKimora Eyewear Collection Boasts Extreme Bling
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48
Vintage Designer Frames
Vintage Designer Frames
Comme des Garcons x Cutler & Gross Brings Back a New Classic Style
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47
Reworked Raybans
Reworked Raybans
Your Grandma's Sunglasses are So Hot Right Now
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46
Wooden Hipster Eyewear
Wooden Hipster Eyewear
Axe the Old Shades for These Shwood Ashland Aviator Sunglasses
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45
Straightforward Spectacle Campaigns
Straightforward Spectacle Campaigns
The 2011 Lunettes Eyewear Campaign Gets Straight to Business
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44
Floral-Framed Fashion
Floral-Framed Fashion
ELLE France's 'Pop of the Gold' Editorial is Playfully '90s
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43
Flat-Top Shades
Flat-Top Shades
Look Super Sleek and Stylish in These One-for-One '4sight' Sunglasses
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42
Fully Framed Femmes
Fully Framed Femmes
The Muse 'One from the Heart' Spread Features Some Serious Shades
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41
Neon Printed Eyewear
Neon Printed Eyewear
PAM & Super Sunglasses Release 80's-Style Sunglasses
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40
Round Cat-Eye Shades
Round Cat-Eye Shades
The Liberty X SUPER Lucia Sunglasses Give Classic Shapes Hipster Cred
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80s Sunglasses Dominate Fashion Market
80s Sunglasses Dominate Fashion Market
Ray Ban Wayfarer
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38
Geeky Eyewear
Geeky Eyewear
Lab Chic Glasses Have Built in Camera
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37
Retro Havana Eyewear
Retro Havana Eyewear
The Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses Add to the SS10 Collection
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36
Designer Hipster Eyewear
Designer Hipster Eyewear
Style & Profile with the André & Annabelle Illesteva Sunglasses
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35
60s Shades
60s Shades
Cutler and Gross Eyewear
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34
Designer Bottle Glasses
Designer Bottle Glasses
Prada Sunglasses Collection for 2011 is Geek-Chic
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33
Retro Hypnotizing Shades
Retro Hypnotizing Shades
The Jeremy Scott x Linda Farrow X-Ray Sunglasses are Sci-Fi
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32
Funky Eccentric Frames
Funky Eccentric Frames
The Jeremy Scott and Linda Farrow SS 2011 Line is a Bizarre Blend
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Relaunching 1970s Eyewear
Relaunching 1970s Eyewear
Linda Farrow Sunglasses
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30
Electric-Hued Shoots
Electric-Hued Shoots
The Jeremy Wardlaw and Leebo Freeman Spread is Eye-Catching
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29
Modern Vintage Eyewear
Modern Vintage Eyewear
RVS by V Updates Old Classics in Sleek Contemporary Forms
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Age-Exposing Eyewear
Age-Exposing Eyewear
These Mitchell Eye Centre Ads Suggest a Younger Look
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27
Twintastic Couples
Twintastic Couples
See Portraits of Look-Alike Pairs in 'Couples' by ReClarkGable
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Whimsically Shaded Shoots
Whimsically Shaded Shoots
Charlotte Carey Wears Funky Sunnies and Eccentric Ensembles
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Wooden Wayfarers
Wooden Wayfarers
Manic Skateboarding Company Releases All-Natural Sunglasses
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Giant Nerd Glasses
Giant Nerd Glasses
Ari Hallami's ‘Kaisu' Features Fierce Librarian Eyewear
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23
Colorfully Classic Sunnies
Colorfully Classic Sunnies
Massada's SS 2011 Sunglasses are Ideal for Summer
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Stylish Silhouetted Shades
Stylish Silhouetted Shades
Ksubi Eyewear 2011 Summer Collection Redefines Cool Sunglasses
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80s Sunglasses For Men
80s Sunglasses For Men
Josh Hartnett's White Shades
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Bright Sunnies Spreads
Bright Sunnies Spreads
The Hana Soukupova Elle Italia Editorial Keeps You Shaded in Style
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Retro Glasses Revivals
Retro Glasses Revivals
Amid Credit Crunch, Vintage Specs See a Resurgence in Popularity
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Chic Lumber Shades
Chic Lumber Shades
The Woodzee Wooden Sunglasses are Fashionably Eco-Friendly
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Chic Shade Campaigns
Chic Shade Campaigns
The Chanel Prestige Eyewear AW11 Ads Star Claudia Schiffer
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Facial-Haired Frames
Facial-Haired Frames
The Sunstache is a Seriously Sophisticated Set of Shades
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15
Washed-Out Sunglasses Lookbooks
Washed-Out Sunglasses Lookbooks
The Karen Walker 2011 Eyewear Line Features All Shapes and Sizes
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14
Yarn-Wrapped Spectacles
Yarn-Wrapped Spectacles
The Miracle Megane Knitted Sunglasses are Intriguing Pieces of Eye Wear
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13
Super-Natural Wooden Shades
Super-Natural Wooden Shades
The Schwood Canby Sunglasses Let You be One With Nature
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12
School Clique Styles
School Clique Styles
The Topshop High 2012 Lookbook is Ready to Hit the Books
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11
Color-Coded Shades
Color-Coded Shades
The Fendi Sunglasses Spring 2011 Collection Adds Candy-Colored Fun
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10
Classy Vintage Shades
Classy Vintage Shades
Rock the Michael Bastian for RE Sunglasses 2011 Collection this Summer
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9
Gagafied Menswear Editorials
Gagafied Menswear Editorials
The Mitchell Smith MR Style Hong Kong Shoot Goes Outside the Box
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8
Fashion Goggles
Fashion Goggles
Round Glasses are in this Season, from the Runway to Rockstars
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7
100 Stylish Summer Shades
100 Stylish Summer Shades
From Super-Natural Wooden Shades to Revamped Retro Aviators
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6
Personality Match Glasses
Personality Match Glasses
The Anne Et Valentin Eyewear Encourages Individuality
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5
Sultry Spectacle Spreads
Sultry Spectacle Spreads
The Tom Ford Spring 2011 Campaign is a Hot Feature
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4
Retro Nerd Glasses
Retro Nerd Glasses
Dita Legends Optical Collection Will Make You Wish for Poor Vision
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3
Recycled Skateboard Shades
Recycled Skateboard Shades
Holloway SK8 Sunglasses are Decked-out Frames
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2
Antenna Eyewear Advertorials
Antenna Eyewear Advertorials
The Karen Walker 2012 Lookbook is Alien-Inspired
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1
Hispter-Approved Eyewear Ads
Hispter-Approved Eyewear Ads
The Ksubi Autumn/Winter 2012 War Lookbook is Edgy and Urban
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