Sunglasses

Review: Sunglass Warehouse

by Celine on May 12, 2010

When I was asked whether I might be interested in doing a review for Sunglass Warehouse I answered yes immediately. Not because I am a huge sunglasses fan, but rather because I am not. Let me explain. I have never spent more than $10 on a pair of sunglasses. True story. I just never quite understood why those around me were throwing down hundreds of dollars on an item that you inevitably always end up sitting on and/or leaving behind at a restaurant. Lately though, I have found myself really craving a pair of retro, cat-eye sunnies and I’m always envious of people rocking aviators. So I happily chose both of those styles for my review.

Sunglass Warehouse Cat Eye Style #9136

Sunglass Warehouse SW Cat Eye Style #9136 Sunglasses with red fade frame

Sunglass Warehouse SW Cat Eye Style #9136
($12.71, Sunglass Warehouse)

Sunglass Warehouse Gold Aviator Style #1678

Sunglass Warehouse SW Gold Aviator Style #1678 Sunglasses with gold frame

Sunglass Warehouse SW Gold Aviator Style #1678
($12.71, Sunglass Warehouse)

Celine & Her Sunglass Warehouse Sunglasses

Celine & Her Sunglass Warehouse Sunglasses

First of all, the Sunglass Warehouse site is great. They have tons of sunglasses and they allow you to do a search for their “Best Sellers”, or by “Category” (oversized, celebrity, retro), but best of all you can do a search for their “Top Rated” sunglasses (yes, customers leave reviews!). I find it endlessly helpful when a site includes reviews of its products.

So on to the actual sunglasses: they came nicely packaged and my first impression was that they seemed sturdy and not “cheap”. I was delighted, when I put them on, to find that they also actually fit my head! I have a small pate, you see, and I end up swimming in most pairs of glasses. I wore both pairs on and off for about a week and they held up really well, despite being tossed around in my bag and thrown on to my kitchen table.

My one issue, really, was with how they looked on my face and that’s exactly what I was worried about when waiting for the sunglasses to arrive. No matter how many pictures you look at or how many reviews you pour over, you cannot tell ahead of time how the glasses are going to look on your particular face. That being said, though, I think that for $10-$15, you really don’t have anything to lose.

Bottom Line

All in all I think Sunglass Warehouse is a great site to order sunglasses from if you’re interested in trying out a new or trendy look. All the glasses are extremely affordable and hold up very well. Realize, though, that you don’t really know how a particular style is going to look on your face. Case in point, the aviators I ordered are now my go-to sunglasses while the retro pair don’t really suit me. But again, that’s why this price point is so excellent!

PROS:

  • The price! (obviously)
  • Tons of styles to choose from
  • The sunglasses look more expensive than they are

CONS:

  • Can’t try on the sunglasses before you purchase
  • Durable but quality is somewhat lacking
Look Our Rating: ★★★★☆
Quality Our Rating: ★★★☆☆
Wearability Our Rating: ★★★½☆
Price Our Rating: ★★★★★
Overall Our Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

(The sunglasses have been provided to Celine for review)

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It’s no secret that I just adore Mrs. Victoria Beckham—and this outfit, in particular, is one of my very favorite ensembles. She’s managed to rock three hot trends at once (the blazer, utilitarian/military, and nude pumps) and not look like a trend victim. And what’s the recipe for her success? Clean lines, solid neutrals. But don’t you worry about that. We’ve done all the legwork for you below. Like most of us, it’s taken Victoria some time to find her style, but those years of experimental blond hair and overindulgence in the Mystic Tan booth were worth it, because the lady is now a masterpiece of her own making. There are some women who fall into the “classy” category, ones that fall into the “sexy” category, and ones that make the “cool” category. Rare is the woman—like VB—who can be described as all three.

Victoria Beckham's Casual Airport Chic

Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who? Victoria Beckham
Where? Heathrow Airport, London
When? March 23, 2010
What? Chloé blazer, Roberto Cavalli pants, Rolex watch, Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, Brian Atwood Maniac platform pumps

Victoria Beckham’s Look 4 Less

Victoria Beckham's Casual Airport Look 4 Less

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A few days ago we gave you the inside scoop on SJP‘s white jersey dress which she wore on the film set of Sex and the City 2 last September. If you can’t afford spending a fortune on the real deals, see our look 4 less below for a more affordable approach on Carrie’s summery look.

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a white Halston Heritage V-Neck Jersey Dress

Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who? Sarah Jessica Parker
Where? On the set of “Sex and the City 2”
When? September 1, 2009
What? Halston Heritage White V-Neck Jersey Dress in white, Christian Louboutin Pigalle Crystal Encrusted Stiletto Pumps in gold, Chanel clutch & Solange Azagury-Partridge “Random” necklace

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Look 4 Less

Sarah Jessica Parker's White Dress Look 4 Less (Sex and the City 2)

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A few weeks ago actress Vanessa Hudgens was spotted out and about in Hollywood sporting a super flirty floral high-waisted Myne skirt with a black tank, her favorite DvF pendant necklace & aviator Ray-Bans, Dolce Vita sandals and a black Antik Batik fringe bag. I love this look on Vanessa, she’s constantly evolving and improving her style.

Vanessa Hudgens wearing a pink floral Myne skirt and black strappy Dolce Vita flats with black fringed Antik Batik bag

Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who? Vanessa Hudgens
Where? Film Colony, Hollywood
When? April 30, 2009
What? Myne Floral Skirt, Dolce Vita Sandals, Antik Batik Fringe Bag, DvF Necklace, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Myne Olive Skirt in Pink Blossom

Myne Olive Skirt in Pink Blossom

Myne Olive Skirt in Pink Blossom
($219, Shopbop)

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Ray-Ban 3025 Large Metal Aviator Sunglasses in Green

Ray-Ban 3025 Large Metal Aviator Sunglasses
($114.50, FramesDirect

Diane von Fursternberg Talisman Pendant

Diane von Furstenberg Talisman Hammered Pendant Necklace

DvF Talisman Hammered Gold Cluster Pendant
($1.600, Diane von Furstenberg)

Vanessa Hudgens Look 4 Less

Like Vanessa’s flirty ensemble, but don’t have thousands of cash laying around? No problem, here are a few recession-proof suggestions that are just as stylish:

LuLu*s Plush Rose Tank Dress

This tank dress from LuLu*s instantly reminded me of Vanessa’s outfit when I stumbled upon it. The skirt might not be pink like Vanessa’s, but it’s high-waisted, has florals on it and costs only $34.

LuLu's Plush Rose Tank Dress

LuLu*s Plush Rose Tank Dress
($34, LuLu*s)

Report “Nita” Black Sandal Flats

Again these sandals by Report are no exact match to Vanessa’s flats, but why spend hundreds on pricey shoes when there are cuties like these which are way more affordable?

Report Nita flat sandals in black

Report “Nita” Black Sandal Flatsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

Susan Nichole Funky Floral Saddle Bag

Susan Nichole Funky Floral Fringed Saddle Bag in black

Susan Nichole Funky Floral Saddle Bagamazon
($60, Amazon)

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Vanessa Hudgens was recently snapped while pumping some gas at the gas station. The young actress sported a brown Kathmandu t-shirt with white ripped Current/Elliott jeans and hid behind green tinted Ray-Ban aviator sunnies. Tan gladiator flats completed her look. Vanessa is really owning casual Californian style at its best, that’s a great look for her!

Vanessa Hudgens wearing white Current/Elliott ripped jeans and Ray Ban sunglasses

Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who? Vanessa Hudgens
Where? Out and About in LA
When? March 19, 2009
What? Current/Elliott Skinny Jean in Natural Denim Destroy ($228), Ray-Ban 3025 Large Metal Aviator Sunglasses ($145), Minnetonka Warwick Ankle Strap Sandals ($55.95)

Current/Elliott Ripped Skinny Jean

Current/Elliott Skinny Jean Natural Denim Destroy

Current/Elliott Skinny Jean in Natural Denim Destroy
($228, Shopbop)

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Ray-Ban 3025 Large Metal Aviator Sunglasses in Green

Ray-Ban 3025 Large Metal Aviator Sunglasses
($122, FramesDirect)

Minnetonka Warwick Ankle Strap Sandals

If you liked Vanessa’s tan gladiator flats, try these budget-friendly sandals from Minnetonka. They are a very close match to Vanessa’s shoes plus they are currently on sale for $55.95. Other available color options are black and white.

Minnetonka Warwick Gladiator Sandal Flats in Tan

Minnetonka Warwick Ankle Strap Sandals
($55.95, Zappos)

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