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Slay the spring scene looking effortlessly cool and epically fashionable with SPY’s Crosstown and Happy Lens collections.

SPY is the high-tech brand behind products that are created with endless passion and an eye for detail so you can see clearer and perform better all while going boldly and stylishly forward on the adventure called life. With a stand-out range of lifestyle sunglasses, sports-performance shades and high-tech goggles — SPY has got-to-have gear to meet your versatile lifestyle, active feats and everything in-between. Two collections to set your eyes upon are the Crosstown Collection and the Happy Lens line, a stunning gathering of shades that are the perfect mix of cutting edge style with forward-thinking function.

SPY’s Crosstown Collection is a haute hybrid line that fuses effortless beach culture with modern-metro living for a stylish street-to-beach look. The result is an amalgamation of fashion and function where well-made shades set the scene for an oh-so-stylish outdoor look that’s vintage-chic with modern updates for a unique style that’s sure to stand out.

SPY’s Happy Lens line is a blissfully blended collection aimed to help you see better, feel better and perform better thanks to its state-of-the-art technology that lets in just the right amount of the sun’s good rays while blocking out the bad rays — helping to foster a positive uplift in attitude and alertness by allowing the mood-enhancing long-wave blue light (good rays) into your eyes. SPY’s Happy Lens’ are packed with feel-good and functional features that provide superior color & contrast enhancement, elevate your mood and boost awareness so you can take on the day looking stylish and feeling elevated.

So get ready to look and feel good with SPY — and scroll down below to see these stand-out shades to add to your spring stash. Be sure to visit to shop for these styles and see the entire collection.

Disclosure: Author received product samples solely for the purpose of review, with no monetary compensation to offer a favorable mention. Opinions expressed are those of the author.



Hennepin in Matte Black frame with Happy Grey Green Polarized Lens ($169.95) - new for spring 2014 and from SPY’s Crosstown Collection, this classic and timeless shade boasts bold but clean lines and a universally-flattering wayfarer shape. The Hennepin features a smooth matte black acetate frame with brushed metal logos (on the arms) and accent detailing with Grey-Green Polarized Happy Lens’ that bring rich, clean contrast to surroundings and elevate the mood for a style so-cool and versatile that it’s ready to conquer workdays and weekends with true feel-good swagger. It’s easily at home with a dress shirt and pants for pre- and post-work activities including cocktail hour — and it makes a simple style statement with jeans and a tee for a beachside gathering or bonfire party on the weekends. The Hennepin is simple but stylish, timeless yet always on-trend and classic yet cool. These handsome sunglasses feature a sturdy handmade acetate frame with a sleek matte black finish, comfortable nose pads that are molded onto the frame, arms that fit snugly over the ears, brushed metal accents that give it a cool contrast detail and 100% UV protection Grey-Green Polarized Happy Lens’ that make everything look sharp without the bothersome glare. The Hennepin is a classic and simple design that’s super-stylish and a must-have mainstay to add to your wardrobe this spring season and beyond. The Hennepin retails for $169.95 for the Matte Black frame with Happy Grey Green Polarized Lens — it is also available in a non-polarized style in Black and Onyx with Happy Grey Green Lens’, both retail for $129.95. Crosstown shades are exclusive to core SPY retailers and boutiques worldwide.



Discord in Matte Black frame with Happy Bronze Polarized Lens w/ Green Spectra ($169.95)- from SPY’s Happy Lens line, these big and bold square frames will have you living larger than life thanks to its hip geometric styling and mirrored lens that’s flashy, fashionable and 80s-inspired. SPY’s Discord frames bring attitude to the scene, they are large square sunglasses that make a huge style statement thanks to their dashing and daring design from their large frames to their highly reflective lenses. They feature a big square frame that compliments almost all face shapes, from Heart, Oval, Round to Square — these flattering frames will be sure to bring out the best in you. They’re made of a high-quality propionate plastic with a matte black finish that’s lightweight yet long-lasting and feature glossy black logo accents, comfy built-in nose pads, slim and sleek arms, and 100% UV protection Happy Bronze Polarized Lens with Green Spectra that brighten up your atmosphere and attitude for cool and comforting clarity. SPY’s Discord in Matte Black frame with the Happy Lens goes with everything, the Happy Bronze Polarized Lens with Green Spectra emits a variety of striking colors from green to blue to purple according to your surroundings which makes it effortlessly easy and epically cool to match with any wardrobe. This Discord design is a must for all hipsters and stylistas seeking to stand out from the crowd — and they’re big and bold design with highly functional yet super-reflective lenses make it the on-trend choice to carry with you this spring to summer season from everywhere to music festivals, concerts and easy weekend escapades. The Discord sunglasses in Matte Black frame with Happy Bronze Polarized Lens with Green Spectra retail for $169.95, they’re also available in other colorways without the Happy Lens that retail from $110 to $150.

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Quinn in Black frame with Merlot Fade lens ($99.95) - look like a cool cat and rule like a hipster in these show-stopping round shades that are sure to help you reign supreme in the fashion scene. SPY’s Quinn sunglasses are a fusion of funky and fashionable — they are frames that radiate a rockin’ retro vibe that’s too cool for school. The Quinn’s are round shades that are made of a rugged and resilient Grilamid® material which means that they can take the heat so you can hang tough in these standout shades from spring to summer and beyond. They feature a keyhole bridge which rests snugly against the upper nose area for a great and comfortable fit — and they offer a supreme stay-put styling for those with a narrower nose. Moreover, they feature lightweight 6-base polycarbonate ARC® lenses which skillfully wrap around your face so you get an exceptional all-angle view that’s free from distortions and obstructions. Plus, the Quinn’s offer 100% UV protection so you can hang under the sun fully protected and free from the sun’s harmful rays. The Quinn in the Black frame with Merlot Fade lens looks sophisticatedly stunning featuring a rich amber lens with a goes-with-everything black frame. Overall, SPY’s Quinn sunglasses help create an effortlessly cool look that’s smooth and stylish, all while keeping your eyes covered and shielded from the sun. The Quinn shades in Black frame with Merlot Fade lens retail for $99.95, they’re also available in other color combinations as well as in the Happy Lens with a Black frame with Happy Green Grey Polar Lens for $149.95.