Why Do Sunglasses Cost What They Cost?

Which pair is worth your dollars? We'll help you decide.

By Caitlin O'Connell from Reader's Digest Magazine August 2013
Why Do Sunglasses Cost What They Cost?Gregory Reid for Reader's Digest

If you’re looking for stylish sunglasses, you could save with Fred Flare Gold Blake Aviators ($12, seen on the left) or splurge on Ray-Ban Aviator ($150, on the right). What’s the difference?

For the basic price of the Fred Flare pair, you get:
● Metal frames
● Wide plastic lenses
● UV400 protection

For an extra $138, you get:
● Better clarity: Crystal lenses are clearer, resist scratching
● Flattering fit: Crafted by design experts to suit a variety of face shapes
● UV400 protection
● One-year warranty

Next: Splurge or save on sporty sunglasses?

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    • Khoa Than

      If I were Bill Gates, I would buy Oakley Polarized Radarlock Path Sunglasses. Let my pocket decide.