WHO buys designer sunglasses? Who is it doing it? Is it you? You?
YOU ARE MAD! Crazy. Buying expensive sunglasses is like buying a clear, very thin crystal orb, which you must carry around with you at all times, but it can’t go in your bag and you can’t really put it down. It also cost £300 and everyone wants to nick it.
Don’t do it.
Every summer I bulk-buy TopShops’s maddest sunglasses. I mean the ones that look really insane. And everyone loves them ands says “Wow are those Marni?” and I say “No they are from TopShop.”
This year I bought these in cream and in black for £18 – but the tortoiseshell colour way is great, too.
I also branched out and went to Uniqlo and bought these, for £12.90, which have a yellow reflective tint and are awesome.
Or should I say were awesome, because I have lost them, or rather misplaced them (I’m sure they’ll turn up). But the thing is, even though I am well sad about having lost them, at the very least they did not cost £300.
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I wish I could! Some of us have to buy prescription sunglasses.😟 And then make them last for years.
oh no thats’ a good point, giles has to do that…
The cheap ones may look fabulous but they don’t offer UV protection and can damage your eyes Designer sunglasses and other good brands have UV protection as a given, Not worth risking your eye safety for a £12-18 price tag
Hmmm Mimi I don’t know about that – I am going to look into this
Even designer ones don’t always have the right protection so always check
What I mean is cheap ones are normally just as good protection wise as designer ones… – Esp in Australia
it must be ILLEGAL to sell cheap non-protecting sunnies there????
Esther I’m so glad you wrote this. I have always bought cheap sunglasses but this year was thinking is it time I grew up (I’m 37) & got some stylish designer ones? So thank you for solving my dilemma.
yeah nah don’t bother. and I’m NOT convinced that they ruin your eyes either…
3C Style says
Like your post. I confess, I have three pair of designer sunglasses, two I bought on sale for about $60 each and the other one I got it from a clothing swap. I had them for more then five years now. So, I think it’s possible to buy stylish sunglasses at a cheap price (Designer or Top Shop) but if we choose the designer ones we have to be able to wait for deals. The most important thing : Buy the one you truly like not the Designer name. (hope I didn’t make to many writing mistakes. Forgive me if I did, I have an excuse: my first language is French).
Your writing is perfect! You’re right about all of this – but also most important is that you seem to be one of those people who is able to KEEP a pair of sunglasses… what is your trick? (Other than being French)
3C Style says
Funny, I do the exact opposite of my husband who can’t keep a pair of glasses, umbrellas, etc. to save his life!
I used to buy expensive sunglasses but have come to the conclusion that they are not worth the fret! I now buy cheapies and leave them lying around,shove them in my handbag,or even sit on them without a qualm. Go cheap or go home.