Ray-Ban Revival

The last time Ray-Ban Wayfarers were this popular, a young Tom Cruise was sporting a pair while rocking out in his skivvies to Bob Seger in "Risky Business." Lately there's been a big comeback of the black, thick-framed Original Wayfarers on celebrities and hipsters alike. But there are all sorts of new models to choose from: Ray-Ban now makes them in red, white and tortoiseshell ($130; ray-ban.com). Camo Wayfarers—in both orange and green camouflage patterns—are available through authorized Ray-Ban dealers, including Harvey Nichols in Britain and Ireland ($245; www.harveynichols.com). Ultrahip consumers have to dig through vintage outlets and eBay to find the multicolored 1992 special-edition Olympics Wayfarers, which bear the rings on the arms. And now others are capitalizing on the trend. In Paris, Linda Farrow Vintage teamed up with Kuntzel+Deygas to produce glasses with K+D's trademark Caperino & Peperone dogs silhouetted on each lens and a splatter of white bones on the arms (lindafarrowvintage .com). If this keeps up, fanny packs and scrunchies will be back in style next summer.

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