I know it’s not ideal to fork over $350+ for a pair of sunglasses you’re going to lose eventually. But! If you buy the cheapos and scratch the lenses you’re going to toss them anyway, right?! For the designer price tag, you get style and quality that’s incomparable to the more affordable substitutes.
I’ve had the gold Dita shades for 2 years and the red Chanel for almost 1 year. They’ve both survived the depths of my purse and several encounters with concrete without a single scratch on the lenses. That is impresseive! On the other hand, my Marc by Marc Jacobs pair, which were a quarter of the cost, scratched when I dropped them the first time. I’ve noticed several friends had the same experience with cheap shades.
The only big brand that has let me down in the past has been Gucci. I guess it doesn’t matter because I’m not a fan of their current excessive branding.
My suggestion to you is to save up for the real deal and hand on to them!Tweet this!