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  • "After visiting many sunglass displays websites I decided to order from your company.  I ordered one of your rotating sunglass displays.  I thought it would take a long time to arrive but you shipped it the same day I placed the order and I received it the same week.  I already have some sunglasses from other suppliers but will be ordering from you in the near future."
    Mike D.
    Jacksonville, FL
  • "I ordered many different styles of sunglasses from WholesaleDiscountSunglasses.com and have found them to be very good quality.  I understand these sunglasses are sold in bulk and can have quality problems but have not found any major issues with them.  The aviator sunglasses have been great sellers for me.  Keep up the great work guys!"
    Kevin B.
    Chicago, Illinois

     

  • What I love about WDS is their customer service! Yaknow that “Live Chat” button? Well I swear, they have some of the nicest agents! The first time I ordered from WDS, the lady went out of her way to show me which sunglasses were big sellers, & helped me work out how to get the most out of my investment! I felt like she was on my team! I won’t order my wholesale sunglasses anywhere else!
    Katelyn J.
    L.A. California

     

     

  • I sell sunglasses at Saturday Markets, as a rookie I suffered the unreliable wholesale suppliers, until a friend suggested I try WDS. Great advice!! WDS helped me to better understand my potential customer base & even gave me great tips on how to set up my products. They have very cost effective sunglass displays that really did increase my sales, best of all they are so dependable! 

    ~Jillian 
    Miami, Florida

  • Any apparel retailer knows how hard it is to anticipate what will be “IN” this season, that’s why I love WDS! I was unsure about which styles to stock but when I called to place my order, their rep. suggested I go with the classic Wayfarer Sunglasses, seems they are always in style. She was right! I just placed my second order! Thanks so much WDS!!

    ~Glen
    New York, NY

  • When I placed my order with WDS I was surprised how quickly I received my shipment. When I've ordered from other wholesale sunglass companies it seemed that I was waiting forever for my order, but not with you guys! Living outside the US, it can be difficult ordering & receiving, which is why I'm very happy with WDS. Keep up the great work!!
    ~Hose G.
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Wayfarer Sunglasses In Popular Culture

 

Raymond Stegeman, an optical designer for Ray-Ban, first invented the wayfarer sunglasses design back in 1952. Wayfarers were one of the first sunglass designs that used the new plastic molding technology that was available. Before then, the majority of sunglasses were made with metal frames.

 

Although originally designed for men, wayfarers quickly became popular among women as well, and are considered a revolutionary design by those in the fashion industry.

From the 50s, and even until today, the wayfarer design is a staple for both fashion and film. Here are some examples of wayfarers in popular culture for the 50s and 60s:

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany'sPopular actress like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn sported the wayfarer sunglasses, most notably was Hepburn's appearance in Breakfast at Tiffany’s: 

 

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Other wayfarer wearing celebrities from the 50s and 60s include: Andy Warhol 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blues BrothersBy the 70s, with the rise of the disco culture, wayfarers began to fall out of the mainstream culture, so much so that Ray-Ban even considered discontinuing the design. Things began to turn around for wayfarers with their appearnce in the 1980 movie, The Blues Brothers: 

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But it wasn't until 1983, with their appearance adorning Tom Cruise's face in Risky Business, when they really became popular. 

 

 

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 After that appearance you could not help but to see wayfarers everywhere. From movies, like The Breakfast Club, and television shows, like Miami Vice, to just about everyone in popular culture. Such as: Madonna 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Jackson

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During the 90s, wayfarers also fell out of popularity for a new style, wraparound sunglasses. However, this slump would be short lived, because come 2000 retro 80s fashion was once again in, which of course included the wayfarer sunglass design.

Today many celebrities are once again sporting the wayfarer design, some opting for the original vintage frames that were first popular in the 50s and 60s, while others are choosing to purchase new.