In search of a sunglass that could protect pilots' eyes from damaging sun rays, on May 7, 1937 Ray-Ban officially took out a patent for the now iconic Aviator - America's first sunglass designed to filter out (or ban) UV rays. And with that Ray-Ban was born. Although the sunglasses were made available to the public, the main utility was for pilots in the United States Army Air Corps. They immediately reached the stature of fame (that they maintain today), when General Douglas MacArthur landed on the beach in the Philippines in World War II and was photographed wearing the iconic style. Since then, Ray Ban sunglasses have been seen on movie stars, TV stars, and musicians throughout the decades including stars such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, and more recently, Jennifer Garner, Carey Mulligan, and January Jones (just to name a few out of hundreds)! In 2007, Ray Ban launched their “Never Hide” campaign advocating customers to "Never pretend. Never be afraid. Never give up. Never Hide," and encourages people to live their lives with authenticity and no fear of judgment.
One of the best-selling and oldest sunglass brands in history, Ray Ban sunglasses have proven the test of time and the style doesn’t look like they are going away any time soon! Their most popular design, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer, features oversized metal hinges and mineral glass lenses. In recent years, this design has taken on a new look with various color combos and even some printed styles! For a brand that has proven the test of time, been celebrity approved, and has styles to fit your every mood, check out the entire Ray Ban sunglasses collection or look through our selections of accessories to add the perfect touch to any outfit!