Trendwatch: Small Sunglasses

Trends come in cycles, and we’re glad to see ‘90s retro coming back around. Are you feeling nostalgic for Seattle grunge music, oversized flannel shirts, and baby doll dresses? Don’t forget to add a pair of “micro” sunglasses to the mix. Skip the oversized sunnies in favor of ‘90s-inspired tiny sunglasses.

Etnia Barcelona “Microshades”

Etnia Barcelona is nailing the ‘90s trend with their Spring/Summer 2018 collection of “microshades”—delicate designs with metal frames, and semi-transparent colored lenses in oval and angular shapes. Choose from four styles: Bywater, Carytown, Lyndale Sun, and Midtown Sun.


An angular oval shape gives this pair of Etnia Barcelona sunglasses a distinctive look; choose from four styles in your favorite combination of metal & tint. Product features include precision detail work on the inner temples, printed “socks” on the end of the arms, and Barberini mineral crystal lenses.


If you love the small glasses trend but don’t want to give up your cat-eye sunglasses, the Carytown is a perfect choice. Not only do these Etnia Barcelona sunglasses look great, but they are also made with natural mineral glass lenses and offer maximum UV protection.

Lyndale Sun

You’ll love the classic oval shape of the Lyndale Sun; choose from four combinations of lens tint and frame. The Lyndale Sun—like all styles from the Etnia Barcelona S/S 2018 collection—is heat resistant to temperatures up to 400 °C.

Midtown Sun

That classic round shape you remember, but with an angular edge, Etnia Barcelona’s Midtown Sun is available in four lens color/frame combinations and includes all the great features of the rest of the collection, including a triple-layer anti-reflective interior and shock-resistant lenses with anti-scratch and anti-static electricity treatment.

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