Eyes are often referred to as the windows to the soul, and we think those windows deserve some stylish frames. Lucky for us, we don’t have to search far and wide for the best spectacles, because Canada is home to some of the most eye-catching glasses. Here are some of our fave Canadian eyewear brands. —Vicki Duong
Designed in Montreal by optician, entrepreneur and designer Marie-Sophie Dion, Bar à Lunettes specializes in avante-garde styles. Keeping up with social-distancing practices, the BAL team has gone digital by offering personalized styling services via video with an interface that allows you to virtually see the frames on your face.
Ready to strike a pose? Why not look into a pair of Mosh Framemakers glasses from Canada’s only maker of highcrafted eyewear? Designed in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood, each pair is uniquely shaped with textured acetate. Mosh glasses have even been featured in a variety of TV shows and films.
Sometimes, when it comes to frames, we want to keep things simple. For an elevated, timeless look check out Dutil Eyewear. Retailed at Durant Sessions, each pair is a stylish staple designed to be seasonless. The brand is also uniquely Vancouver with styles such as West Cordova and Nelson, named after city streets.
Founded by a brother and sister duo, Bonlook aims to provide exceptional quality at an affordable price. Every style starts at $149 (including standard lenses), making it easy for every fashionista to match her glasses for the perfect #ootd.
Eyewear that is cute-to-boot and biodegradable? You have to see it to believe it. Clearly’s own Main and Central brand is a unisex brand designed with biodegradable acetate. Styles offer customers more than one way to practice social responsibility by donating partial proceeds to Me to We, a charity initiative to help support the livelihood of residents in need in Kenya, Haiti and more.