Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Is It Just Us...

...or were you shocked to see that sunglasses are so freakin' expensive these days? Last time we bought a pair of Oliver Peoples, they were at $300, which seemed like an awful lot at the time (two years ago, we think). Now shades regularly cost $350 plus. Don't you people know we're in a recession?

While Oliver is still our go to guy, it's hard to imagine shelling out $350 for these shades, good looking as the above pair are.

And as excited as we were for the launch of Jimmy Choo sunglasses, at $420 a pop, we'll just stick with his shoes.

Ditto the relaunch of the Balenciaga shades that were pulled out of the fashion vault this year. Love the '70s over sized frames. Hate the $330 price tag.

Consider you could buy these Isaac Mizrahi shades from Target for $17.99

AND these Simply Vera ones at Kohl's for $21 and still have enough left over for a plane ticket to Miami. Well, you'll have a hard time convincing us that something we're likely to lose or break is worth it.


BeautyChick101 said...

I totally agree! I can't believe the outrageous price of sunglasses. Some Ralph Lauren pairs are $400 or more!

Jennifer said...

I have to admit, I recently broke down and bought a pair of Chanel sunglasses. Every so often, I'll freak out and think that I lost them somewhere. I def. wouldn't want to shell out the money again to replace them.
Having an expensive pair is great, if you have the kind of money where if you lost them it would be no big deal.

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