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What Are the Most Popular Sunglasses in Each U.S. State and Territory?

Have you ever wondered what the most popular brand of sunglasses is in your state? We were definitely curious! To find the answer to this question, we decided to do a bit of research. 

It turns out that finding hard data on the most popular shades by state was fairly difficult. So, to get the information we wanted, we decided to look at search volume data in Google for various sunglass brands in each state and territory in the USA. We then recorded the most-searched-for brand in each area as the most popular. Read more about how we came up with this list in our Methodology section below.

What brand of sunglasses is the most popular in your state or territory? According to our research, the answer is most likely Ray-Ban, Oakley or Costa — unless you live in the Northern Mariana Islands, where it is Maui Jim.

Most states and territories have several brands with high popularity, and many have tight competition among the top three brands. A few even have ties for the top position.

To be inclusive of all Americans, we examined search data across every U.S. state and all major territories. All 50 U.S. states and the six territories (including the District of Columbia) have their top 10 brands listed below in order of the most-searched to the least. Did your favorite brand of shades make the list in your area? If not, it can't hurt to have more than one pair!

Lists of Top Sunglasses Brands by State:

Alabama

  1. Costa

  2. Quay

  3. Oakley

  4. Ray-Ban

  5. Gucci

  6. Maui Jim

  7. Versace

  8. Tom Ford

  9. Krewe

  10. Foster Grant 

Alaska

  1. Oakley

  2. Ray-Ban

  3. Costa

  4. Native

  5. Gucci

  6. Maui Jim

  7. Quay

  8. Versace

  9. Prada

  10. Coach

Arizona

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Quay

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Versace

  6.  Costa

  7.  Maui Jim

  8.  Prada

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Carrera

Arkansas

  1.  Costa

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Quay

  4.  Ray-Ban

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Foster Grant

  10.  Prada

California

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Quay

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Versace

  6.  Tom Ford

  7.  Céline

  8.  Prada

  9.  Louis Vuitton

  10.  Maui Jim

Colorado

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Versace

  7.  Maui Jim

  8.  Native

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Persol 

Connecticut

  1.  Ray-Ban

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Costa

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Quay

  6.  Versace

  7.  Maui Jim

  8.  Céline

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Prada

Delaware

  1.  Costa

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Quay

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Cartier

  10.  Céline

Florida

  1.  Costa

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Quay

  6.  Versace

  7.  Maui Jim

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Prada

  10.  Céline

Georgia

  1.  Costa

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Versace

  7.  Maui Jim

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Prada

  10.  Cartier

Hawaii

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Quay

  3.  Maui Jim

  4.  Ray-Ban

  5.  Costa

  6.  Gucci

  7.  Versace

  8.  Arnette

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Dragon

Idaho

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Quay

  5.  Maui Jim

  6.  Native

  7.  Gucci

  8.  Versace

  9.  Prada

  10.  Tom Ford 

Illinois

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Gucci

  4.  Quay

  5.  Costa

  6.  Versace

  7.  Maui Jim

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Prada

  10.  Céline

Indiana

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Quay

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Coach

  10.  Prada

Iowa

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Coach

  10.  Foster Grant 

Kansas

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Foster Grant

  9.  Prada

  10.  Tom Ford

Kentucky

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Costa

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Foster Grant

  9.  Coach

  10.  Tom Ford

Louisiana

  1.  Costa

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Krewe

  5.  Quay

  6.  Gucci

  7.  Maui Jim

  8.  Versace

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Louis Vuitton

Maine

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Native

  5.  Quay

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Gucci

  8.  Warby Parker

  9.  Versace

  10.  Coach

Maryland

  1.  Costa

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Oakley

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Quay

  6.  Cartier

  7.  Versace

  8.  Maui Jim

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Céline

Massachusetts

  1.  Ray-Ban

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Costa

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Quay

  6.  Versace

  7.  Céline

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Maui Jim

  10.  Prada

Michigan

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Quay

  6.  Cartier

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Maui Jim

  10.  Louis Vuitton

Minnesota

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Costa

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Coach

  10.  Prada

Mississippi

  1.  Costa

  2.  Quay

  3.  Oakley

  4.  Ray-Ban

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Tom Ford

  8.  Versace

  9.  Krewe

  10.  Foster Grant 

Missouri

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Costa

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Prada

  10.  Coach

Montana

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Costa

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Native

  5.  Maui Jim

  6.  Quay

  7.  Gucci

  8.  Foster Grant

  9.  Versace

  10.  Warby Parker

Nebraska

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Coach

  10.  Prada

Nevada

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Gucci

  4.  Quay

  5.  Versace

  6.  Prada

  7.  Tom Ford

  8.  Louis Vuitton

  9.  Maui Jim

  10.  Carrera

New Hampshire

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Native

  8.  Versace

  9.  Coach

  10.  Prada

New Jersey

  1.  Ray-Ban

  2.  Gucci

  3.  Oakley

  4.  Quay

  5.  Costa

  6.  Tom Ford

  7.  Versace

  8.  Céline

  9.  Fendi

  10.  Prada

New Mexico

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Quay

  4.  Versace

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Costa

  7.  Maui Jim

  8.  Prada

  9.  Carrera

  10.  Foster Grant

New York

  1.  Ray-Ban

  2.  Gucci

  3.  Oakley

  4.  Quay

  5.  Céline

  6.  Versace

  7.  Tom Ford

  8.  Costa

  9.  Fendi

  10.  Louis Vuitton

North Carolina

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Costa

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Prada

  10.  Persol 

North Dakota

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Costa

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Foster Grant

  10.  Louis Vuitton

Ohio

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Quay

  6.  Versace

  7.  Maui Jim

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Cartier

  10.  Prada

Oklahoma

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Foster Grant

  9.  Prada

  10.  Tom Ford

Oregon

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Gucci

  4.  Quay

  5.  Costa

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Native

  9.  Prada

  10.  Tom Ford

Pennsylvania

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Quay

  6.  Versace

  7.  Tom Ford

  8.  Maui Jim

  9.  Céline

  10.  Fendi

Rhode Island

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Gucci

  4.  Quay

  5.  Versace

  6.  Costa

  7.  Céline

  8.  Maui Jim

  9.  Prada

  10.  Tom Ford 

South Carolina

  1.  Costa

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Persol

  10.  Prada

South Dakota

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Quay

  5.  Maui Jim

  6.  Gucci

  7.  Foster Grant

  8.  Native

  9.  Versace

  10.  Coach

Tennessee

  1.  Costa

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Prada

  10.  Foster Grant 

Texas

  1.  Costa

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Versace

  7.  Carrera

  8.  Maui Jim

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Louis Vuitton

Utah

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Quay

  4.  Costa

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Prada

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Native

Vermont

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Native

  5.  Quay

  6.  Gucci

  7.  Warby Parker

  8.  Maui Jim

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Céline 

Virginia

  1.  Costa

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Quay

  6.  Versace

  7.  Maui Jim

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Céline

  10.  Prada

Washington

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Quay

  4.  Gucci

  5.  Costa

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Prada

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Céline

West Virginia

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Costa

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Tom Ford

  8.  Versace

  9.  Coach

  10.  Foster Grant

Wisconsin

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Costa

  4.  Quay

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Versace

  8.  Cartier

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Prada

Wyoming

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Costa

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Maui Jim

  5.  Native

  6.  Quay

  7.  Gucci

  8.  Versace

  9.  Coach

  10.  Dragon

American Samoa

  1.  Arnette

  2.  Burberry

  3.  Carrera

  4.  Cartier

  5.  Coach

  6.  Costa

  7.  Céline

  8.  Dragon

  9.  Fendi

  10.  Gucci 

Guam

  1.  Oakley

  2.  Quay

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Maui Jim

  5.  Arnette

  6.  Bulgari

  7.  Saint Laurent

  8.  Tory Burch

  9.  Bottega Veneta

  10.  Costa

Northern Mariana Islands

  1.  Maui Jim

  2.  Versace

  3.  Gucci

  4.  Ray-Ban

  5.  Costa

  6.  Louis Vuitton

  7.  Oakley

  8.  Kate Spade

  9.  Burberry

  10.  Coach

Puerto Rico

  1.  Costa

  2.  Oakley

  3.  Ray-Ban

  4.  Versace

  5.  Gucci

  6.  Quay

  7.  Prada

  8.  Maui Jim

  9.  Persol

  10.  Tom Ford

U.S. Virgin Islands

  1.  Costa

  2.  Ray-Ban

  3.  Quay

  4.  Prada

  5.  Oakley

  6.  Maui Jim

  7.  Fendi

  8.  Giorgio Armani

  9.  Tom Ford

  10.  Bulgari

Washington D.C.

  1.  Ray-Ban

  2.  Gucci

  3.  Oakley

  4.  Cartier

  5.  Céline

  6.  Quay

  7.  Costa

  8.  Tom Ford

  9.  Versace

  10.  Persol 

Methodology

To determine what the most popular brand of sunglasses is in each state, we used a free tool provided by Google called the Google Ads Keyword Planner. This tool provides advertisers with estimates of keyword search volume in Google’s search engine. 

We were able to find the search volume for each brand of sunglasses by using the brand name plus the word “sunglasses” as our keyword phrase across all brands. This helped keep our study uniform and ensured we were only measuring interest in the sunglasses made by a brand — and not other products a brand or designer might make.

The Google Ads Keyword Planner tool allows users to view search data broken down by a defined region in a specific period of time. We examined keyword data over the same period of time (the past 12 months) in each state and territory. This ensured our data was both relevant and comparable between regions. 

We performed each search for one specific state or territory only, and then we exported this data before performing a search for another state or territory. This ensured our data was based only on the region we were examining and reduced the chance of introducing human errors. 

For areas where more than one brand tied for the top position, we used Google Image Search to look for photos of people wearing sunglasses in certain regions over the past year. The brand of sunglasses that appeared in the most images was elevated to first place. 

In cases where multiple brands tied with low search volume at a position below number one, we used a randomizer to place the brands in a random order. This occurred in Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands most notably.

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