So, apparently I need glasses. Where can this Canadian get the best deal on some designer frames?
After a visit to the optometrist today, I'm shopping for glasses. I found a pair that I quite like—Armani 500s
—but I'm wondering if I can get them any cheaper than the $165 CDN they're charging at the local store. I've scoured previous AskMes
and been reading about shopping for glasses online
, checked froogle and ebay, and have found cheaper sticker prices but after you factor in shipping and the exchange rate and (I'm assuming) duty, the deal isn't quite so good.
Where do Canadians get their designer frames? Or is there some secret way to find good quality replica frames that will be available on the discount sites that I have read about here? My concern with the online sites are that I can't try on the glasses to make sure they look okay or that the quality won't be so great. Or should I just go and try the cheap glasses they have in so many stores and try to find something to pop my prescription into?
So, I guess my question(s) boil(s) down to:
1) Are designer frames worth the price, or are they just the same as the cheap ones with somebody's famous name on them?
2) If I go for the nice Armani glasses, is there a cheaper place to get them than the store I was in? (Note also that I do not have a Costco membership)