Sunglass Hut is a privately owned company that is owned by the Italian eyewear manufacturer, the Luxottica Group. Founded in 1971, Sunglass Hut grew from a single mall kiosk store to a chain of more than 2,200 stores located in the United States and the rest of North America as well as in South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. The company also operates an online store at SunglassHut.com. On the website and in stores, customers can find a wide variety of styles of sunglasses. Sunglass Hut is know for carrying designs from top brands, including Ray Ban, Giorgio Armani, Bvlgari, Ralph Lauren and Maui Jim.