Good / Cheap sunglasses online
July 29, 2013 6:23 PM   Subscribe

Do such things exist? I was thinking $35-50 (cheaper would be better). Any recommendations for online stores?
posted by pibeandres to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I just bought my first pair of prescription regular glasses from Zenni Optical and couldn't be more pleased. From what friends have said, I trust that their sunglasses are as awesome.
posted by straw at 6:25 PM on July 29, 2013 [4 favorites]

I like Blue Blocker sunglasses.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 6:54 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

I bought these from Amazon three months ago and they've been great so far. I had some that were similar from the Fossil store that were just fine until they got sat on and I couldn't get them back into shape. They looked like these but the lenses were polarized (a must for me) and they were only $50 when I bought them.
posted by VTX at 6:59 PM on July 29, 2013

i like knockarounds
posted by nanhey at 7:33 PM on July 29, 2013 [2 favorites]

I've gotten some nice polarized sunglasses from costco recently for $40 that i really like, but they don't have a lot of choice, and you need a membership.
In previous years i have picked up sunglasses from the cheap rack @ LL bean that were pretty good for $20, but LL bean stores are even fewer than costco.
posted by TheAdamist at 7:38 PM on July 29, 2013

I just got these and am very happy with the lens quality. Plus, they are the real original aviators that pilots used which makes me feel cool.
posted by rmless at 8:11 PM on July 29, 2013

I have gotten a lot of good sunglasses at big box stores by always making sure to get polarized lenses. They'll be around $20 at a store like that, which is the high end for sunglasses at Walmart. There may not always be a style that works for you. But that has been my go to for years now.
posted by Tandem Affinity at 8:13 PM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

I've got a pair of SBK sunglasses, and I love them: very lightweight, with polarized lenses, cost me about $50, have been taking the abuse pretty well for about a year now. They don't seem to have much of an organized web presence, here is a pair on Amazon.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:35 PM on July 29, 2013

Nthing the AO sunglasses that rmless linked. They're great, but if you're beardy I should warn you to not hang them from the neck of your shirt, because they will grab hair.
posted by nulledge at 4:10 AM on July 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

Another vote for Knockarounds. I've been wearing mine for a couple years and they still look great. And they are so cheap you can buy as many styles as you want!
posted by chatongriffes at 7:46 AM on July 30, 2013

I've got a great pair of 80s deadstock polarized shades that I got from Meister on Etsy, where pretty much everything's under 30 bucks.
posted by tealsocks at 11:15 AM on July 30, 2013

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