You might have noticed that heart shaped sunglasses have made quite the comeback this year and have been seen on fashion editors and style bloggers alike (Giovanna Battaglia seems to be especially fond of them). Now heart shaped shades have been around for well over 60 years and can hardly count as brand new or particularly innovative, but the recent trend hype has been newly sparked by Saint Laurent with their whimsical Loulou frames which might seem familiar as they look a lot like the infamous red sunglasses Sue Lyon wore in Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 film Lolita. Given that these cute retro-style cat eye sunnies are basically an identical copy by Saint Launt and they are charging between $420 to $490 for their Lolita-esque Loulous I don’t really feel bad for turning to dupes here to try out this new-but-old fashion trend.
Saint Laurent New Wave Loulou Heart Shaped Sunglasses, $420 || Nordstrom
Also available at Net-A-Porter, Shopbop, Zappos, Neiman Marcus, Saint Laurent, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, Amazon, Bergdorf Goodman, Amazon, S|Sense, Matches Fashion, MyTheresa, Farfetch, Italist, Forzieri, Vestiaire Collective, The RealReal & Fashionphile.
Celebrities Love Saint Laurent
Fashion editor at large, Giovanna Battaglia, has been spotted wearing her Saint Laurent Loulou Heart Shaped Sunglasses countless times.
Nasty Gal Open Your Heart Sunglasses
Update (04/02/2019): Looking for spot-on Loulou sunglass dupes? Nasty Gal’s got you covered! They have a bunch of budget-friendly look for less sunnies which are on sale for half right now. Yay!
Nasty Gal Open Your Heart Sunglasses, $7-$10 || Nasty Gal
New Look Heart Frame Sunglasses
Update (04/02/2019): I also found a good and almost spot-on Loulou dupe at New Look for under £8. Steal deal alert!
New Look Heart Frame Sunglasses, £8.99 || New Look
Urban Outfitters Mollie Heart Sunglasses
Update (04/02/2019): How cute are these clear sunnies by Urban Outfitters? I love UO’s playful take on the Saint Laurent Loulou sunglasses. And they’re affordable as well!
Urban Outfitters Mollie Heart Sunglasses, £14/€19.99 || Urban Outfitters
Wild Fable Heart-Shaped Cat Eye Sunglasses
Update (02/24/2019): Spotted another nearly identical SL Loulou sunglass dupe today! It’s by Wild Fable, comes in red and is super affordable at $10. Steal deal alert!
Wild Fable Heart-Shaped Cat Eye Sunglasses, $10 || Target
MANGO Cuore Heart-Shape Sunglasses
First up we have a set of ultra cute and dupe-worthy heart shaped sunnies by MANGO which come in red (my fave!), black and white, retail for $29.99 and look like a perfect look for less alternative if you don’t see yourself splurging on such a playful and probably short-lived sunglass trend.
MANGO Cuore Heart-Shape Sunglasses, $29.99 || MANGO
Gifiore Heart-Shape Cat Eye Sunglasses
Next in line are these spot-on Saint Laurent Loulou dupes by Gifiore which I discovered on Amazon. They have 12 different colors and variations to choose from and are very budget-friendly at $9.91. Steal deal alert!
Gifiore Heart-Shape Cat Eye Sunglasses, $9.91 || Amazon
Romwe Heart Shaped Frame Sunglasses
Still to expensive? Then have a look at these super cute $5 heart shaped frames I found at Romwe. They’re pretty much identical to Saint Laurent’s Loulou sunglasses, come in a bunch of different colors and variations and at $5 a pop you could easily pick up two or three pairs without hurting your budget. Score!
Romwe Heart Shaped Frame Sunglasses, $4.99 || Romwe
ALDO Mckeown Heart-Shaped Sunglasses
Thought I was done scouring the web for Loulou dupes, but then I accidentally stumbled upon these heart-shaped sunnies at ALDO which are obviously inspired by the Saint Laurent shaed, come in either red or black and are on sale for $11.98.
ALDO Mckeown Heart-Shaped Sunglasses, $11.98 || ALDO
Also available at ALDO (CA).
Image source(s): Nordstrom, Nasty Gal, New Look, Urban Outfitters, Target, MANGO, Amazon, Romwe, ALDO