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New this summer, Dolce & Gabbana’s limited-edition DG Sunflower crystal sunglasses can be yours for HK$11,150.
Set your sights on precious sunglasses that stand the test of time.
From Audrey Hepburn’s iconic frames in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Anna Wintour’s big black shades, sunglasses say a lot about your personal style. But these gorgeous summer accessories do more than make a sartorial statement – they could be veritable investment pieces too.
Investing in iconic sunglasses – especially those that have been previously owned by a celebrity – is one of the best ways to see sunglasses accrue value over time. In 2014, for instance, musical memorabilia auctioneer 991.com famously sold a pair of gold-rimmed frames once owned by John Lennon for roughly HK$9.5 million, while Steve McQueen’s blue-tinted Persol shades sold for US$70,200 (roughly HK$550,000) at Bonhams.
Aside from celebrity-owned sunnies, glamorous vintage pieces from the 1940s and 50s also tend to fetch higher price tags in re-sell markets, according to eyewear trader Cutler and Gross. For example, if you own a rare pair of limited-edition shades made with precious metals and stones from Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Prada or Dior, they could be worth more in the future.
Whether you’re building a serious collection or simply curious about the world’s most precious sunglasses, here are a few of the most exclusive shades ever to enter the fashion world:
Browse sunglasses on the LANDMARK HONGKONG app then reserve your favourite pair via Style Concierge to start building your collection: