Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Need help

If I want high-quality, durable polarized sunglasses without paying a really exorbitant price, what brand should I look at? I want something fashionable, but I don't like the bug-eye, huge trend that's popular right now. My last pair (that broke last weekend, RIP beloved sunglasses! was a pair of Fossil's that I bought about 4 years ago, so you can tell that I don't lose them or break them until they wear out from old age. So I don't mind paying more than $10 at Wa!-Mart. I get migraines, so I'm way more concerned with blocking light than I am with saving money or looking good. I'm not prepared to pay a mortgage amount, though, of course. Any brand or store suggestions welcome!

10 comments:

Alice said...

oh man, i've got NOTHING. i lose/break/ruin sunglasses with astonishing frequency, thus i will only buy target / cvs level cheapo ones.

Shelly said...

Alice - I totally understand, dude. If I did, I would only buy cheap ones, too. It's only because I keep them forever that I'm willing to pay a little more, but I do want quality for my money, not just some stupid brand name.

Shelly Overlook said...

I'm not an expensive sunglass person b/c I lose them/step on them too often.

BUT, my hubby has been very happy with his Maui Jims. I know they make women's styles, too. I did have a pair once (I got for free) but I lost them (in Maui actually). I loved them b/c they did wonders to cut the glare (my eyes are really sensitive to sun if I am wearing my contacts, which I do 99% of the time) and they were really lightweight/comfy.

They aren't cheap though. Hubby bought his last pair on eBay, they were a "display" pair and about half price. Ended up being fine.

Good luck with your search.

Shelly said...

Shelly - I'm dying over the irony that you lost your Maui Jim's in Maui. That is too much. I have a pair of Maui Jim prescription sunglasses. They are fabulous. I almost never wear them, though, because I wear my contacts 99.99% of the time. I'd love to have a pair of Maui Jim's for everyday wear, but they are pretty far out of my price range at this time (unless I seriously re-evaluate). Although Ebay is a good option that I hadn't thought about.

Sarah said...

I'm with Alice, although, it's not ME breaking my sunglasses, it's the two little people whose grubby hands find their way into my purse to destroy my things! I think my last pair came from Jim as a stocking stuffer, from New York and Co. So prob'ly about ten bucks, and I like them fine. They'll surely be pushing daisies by summer, though.

Shelly said...

Sarah - Oh, I know what you mean about those little ones! Mine love to play with my stuff, too!

Jess said...

Torsten has Oakleys that he's had for years, and he loves them. For Christmas he gave me a pair and I live mine too. They fit so perfectly. At first they're a little snug but then they stretch to accommodate your specific head shape, which is awesome. The ones I have retail for like $170 but Torsten managed to find them on buy.com for $90. For high-quality sunglasses that doesn't seem TOO terrible to me. But I am also very careful with mine and always keep them in their hard case when I'm not wearing them and so on.

Shelly said...

Jess - Thank you! Oakley was definitely one of the brands I looked at.

Firegirl said...

I second Jess. Kevin loves his Oakleys.

I usually use regular glasses frames & have the lenses tinted dark as dark can get.

My Ann Taylor sunglasses BROKE on Friday & it was because they were flawed so can't recommend them in good conscience.

Shelly said...

Firegirl - thank you for the recommendation! I need to write a follow-up to this post, because I ended up buying a pair and I need to thank everyone for their generous suggestions and recommendations!