Sunglasses Stalking: We Snapped Summer's Best Shades On 24 Real NYers

Let's try some pop-culture word association: Top Gun? Aviators. Risky Business? Wayfarers. Cruise proves it time and time again: a great pair of sunglasses makes all the difference!
Now sure, times have changed since 1983 — the Cold War's over and Ray-Ban is just one fish in a sea of wayfarers — but sunnies are still, without a doubt, the go-to accessory for box-office smashing outfits. Want proof? Check out our first NYC edition of shade-stalking (sorry left coast, we know how to rock 'em better than you). Yep, we got in the faces of friendly sidewalk passersby to get a close-up look at their summertime specs. Sure enough we could really, erm, see ourselves in them. You, too?
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Click through for 24 sick pairs of sunglasses straight from the NYC streets.
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Bonnie Wong, manager at Muchmore's

Sunglasses from Atlantic Center Mall

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Naomi Spindel, womenswear designer at J.Crew

Karen Walker sunglasses

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Jen Shirakawa, manager at Diesel Black Gold

Miu Miu sunglasses

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Delilah Shannon, merchandiser at J.Crew

Sunglasses from In God We Trust

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Angie Nagel, copywriter at Fab.com

Sunglasses from In God We Trust

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Neysha de Leon, designer

Sunglasses from Topshop

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Chloe Lee, videographer

Sunglasses from American Apparel

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Mrrrrw! The glam of a pair of cat’s-eye becomes less tigress and more chic lolcat when you mix it up with punchy prints under the summer sun. Have fun with the classic shape, kitties!

Vogue Eyewear VO2742S Sunglasses, $69.95, available at Sunglass Hut.
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Fallon Seymour, mother

Retrosuperfuture sunglasses from Blue & Cream

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Bryan Stimmler, dentist

Redstar sunglasses

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Maggie Bellanca, designer at J.Crew

Chloé sunglasses

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Helen Carlina Castillo, fashion designer

Vans sunglasses

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Heather Sparks, copywriter

Vintage sunglasses

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Andreas Öhman, film director

Sunglasses gifted from a friend

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Jo Cao, textiles designer

Sunglasses from Something Else

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Belen Larrea, barista

Sunglasses from Knickerbocker Ave

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Genevieve Caferro, dancer

Sunglasses from H&M

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Kaitlyn Rondolino, bartender

Sunglasses from The Brooklyn Flea

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Amber Doyle, owner of Against Nature Atelier and Doyle Mueser Bespoke

Prada sunglasses

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Leah McFly Waackiesha, dancer

Sunglasses from Paris

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Frank Rivera, visual manager at American Apparel

Sunglasses from American Apparel

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Sophie Ball, public relations

Sunglasses from In God We Trust

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Sam Wilkes, musician

Sunglasses from Beacon's Closet

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Lorna Daniel

Cynthia Riley sunglasses

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Eden Mikael, jewelry designer

Oakley sunglasses

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