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What Happened When We Met These Ahlem Sunnies? Love at First Sight

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Here's the thing...we don't always want the world to see our windows to the soul. Maybe it's a super sunny day. Perhaps we had a rough night. Or, more likely, we just need to up our cool factor. So to our way of thinking, it's impossible to have too many sunglasses. Right now, we're currently stalking a new pair. They're called St. Martin; they're by LA-based Ahlem Eyewear—and they're fabulous. We spied them during a recent shopping sesh at Rand + Statler, a regular member of our Racked 38.

While the handmade-in-France frames come in four colors: the Green Gold Vintage instantly stole our heart. Oversized, whimsical and in a can't-miss marbled pattern, these beauties would make a lovely addition to anyone's eyewear collection (especially ours, once we save up the $425 to buy them.) And with Cridal lenses from French optical company Christian Dalloz, they provide 100 percent UVA/UVB protection, ensuring peepers will be well looked after.

No surprise, the label has lots of celeb fans including Kendall Jenner, Reese Witherspoon and Beyonce. Now, go check them out for yourself at R + S's exclusive Ahlem pop-up. (Or buy them here.)

Amen to Ahlem.

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