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How to Spot Fake Sunglasses

How to Spot Fake Sunglasses

Have you ever wondered how to spot fake sunglasses and avoid paying big bucks for replicas? If yes, then have a look at the following article for some tips on spotting fake sunglasses.
Batul Nafisa Baxamusa
I met a friend the other day and she was ecstatic about her new Gucci sunglasses. She bought these stylish fashion accessories costing several hundred dollars for just a few bucks. It did look like the real ones, but on close observation, I found it was a fake. Many unsuspecting shoppers are taken for a ride by street traders, small shop owners, etc. who sell replicas instead of the genuine designer accessories. The authentic costs a bomb and these replicas cost half their original price. But, doesn't this mean you can save a lot on money? Yes, you do, but at the price of your eye health. These rip offs are made of cheap glasses that can damage your vision to some extent.

A Good Bargain or Cheap Deal?

If you buy designer sunglasses or even regular sunglasses, they are made up of special lenses. These lenses help protect the eye from harmful UV rays. However, the replicas and fake glasses are made of very cheap lenses that do more damage than good. They allow UV rays to hit your eyes as well as the poor lens quality puts more pressure on the pupils. Thus, in the end one develops vision problems. So, spotting fake sunglasses is very important if you wish to save your eyes from damage. The following pointers are to be kept in mind, every time you are handed over a designer sunglass by a seller you are not confident about.

All in the Price...
The first give away of a fake sunglass is its price tag. A Gucci, Prada, D&C, Chanel, etc. will cost a few hundred dollars. And even with a heavy discount, an original will still cost a couple of hundred dollars. Thus, when you are being sold a designer sunglass for just $20, it is bound to be a rip off. An authentic Gucci will obviously not be sold for a throw away price.

Label Me True...
The next big indicator for fake sunglasses is the logo and label. You will find there is a slight misspelling of the logo or the generic label. This means 'D&C' becomes 'DC' or 'Chanel' becomes 'Channel'. Thus, make sure you know your brands well before you go shopping. Many times, even the text is not so clear and crisp like it would be on the originals.

Change Me Bad...
It is advisable to have a look at the sunglasses photos on the official designer website as well as designer magazines. This will give you an idea about the authentic designs. The fakes although appear similar, they are not exactly the same. There is slight variation in the designs and colors. You will even find these sunglasses come in colors that are not mentioned in the designer's official website or magazines.

Do I Look Cheap...
The original sunglasses will be made up of the best material in the market. When you look at the hinges and the quality of the metal or plastic, it oozes style and sturdiness. However, the fakes look too cheap and the hinges appear too delicate. The glasses appear they may break off very soon.

Don't Forget to Tag Me...
Designer's have a habit of tagging their wares. It's a way to tell the buyer, you are buying a genuine accessory. If this tag is missing or appears fake, it means you are being sold a rip off. Keep your wallet back into your purse, these sunglasses are a total waste.

Packaging Matters...
The first thing one notices when buying a genuine designer product is the packaging before leaving a shop. If one pays through the nose for these designer sunglasses, they expect the product to be handed over in the best packaging available. You may be given a complimentary case or box with the designer logo printed over it. However, if you are being given a cheap quality case or box without a logo or misspelled logo, it means you are being fleeced.

Look Who's Selling...
When buying designer sunglasses, one visits an up town mall or departmental stores and exclusive boutiques. One does not expect Gucci to sell their wares with street vendors or small retail stores. A genuine product is never sold at a heavily discounted price no matter what it is. This is one big give in that the product is a fake.

These are some of the pointers for spotting fake sunglasses. You should also have a look at the Made in .... tag. This will give you an idea if this is an authentic accessory. Most rip offs are made in Far Eastern regions, whereas the originals are actually produced on the other end of the world. Make sure you keep the above tips on how to spot fake sunglasses in mind. This will help you spend precious bucks by investing only in the genuine, authentic, designer sunglasses.