Real vs. Steal – Cutler and Gross Cat-Eye Sunglasses

by Irina on July 15, 2013

Update: This post has been updated on July 15, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’ve been helplessly in love with these fire-red cat eye sunnies by Cutler and Gross ever since I first spotted them on the J.Crew website. They have that seducing Lolita look minus the kitschy heart-shaped glasses. But, oh my God, have you seen that enormous price tage of $495? I don’t think I have ever seen a pair of sunglasses that expensive! What on earth is supposed to be worth $495 about these sunglasses? And who on earth would be willing to spend almost $500 on a – albeit a very fabulous one – pair sunglasses? I know I wouldn’t. And most of you wouldn’t either I suppose. That’s when I knew I had to start looking for more wallet-friendly alternatives.

Cutler and Gross Cat-Eye Sunglasses in red and blue

Cutler and Gross Cat-Eye Sunglassesls
($495, J.Crew)

P.S.: Also available at J.Crew (UK)ls.

BCBGeneration “Connor” Round Wayfarer Sunglasses

UPDATE (07/15/2013): Found another lovely Cutler and Gross sunglasses alternative by BCBGeneration for $20!

BCBGeneration "Connor" Round Wayfarer Sunglasses in red (Cutler and Gross knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Connor” Round Wayfarer Sunglassesls
($20, BCBGeneration)

Steve Madden S5330 Cat Eye Sunglasses

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “SMJUL1” to get $15 off orders of $80 or more at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 07/31/2013. Some exclusions apply.

I know these Steve Madden sunglasses aren’t a perfect match, but if you’re looking for an overall similar look, these should fit the bill. And did I mention these cost less than 10% of the Cutler and Gross shades? Crazy, right? Also, if you shop for more than $100 at Steve Madden, you can even get an extra 15% off!

Steve Madden S5330 Cat Eye Sunglasses in red (Cutler and Gross knockoffs)

Steve Madden S5330 Cat Eye Sunglassesls
($36, Steve Madden)

Topshop Preppy Flat Top Sunglasses

One particular reason why I love the Cutler and Gross sunglasses so much is because of their sheer red acetate frame, it just looks so lovely I think! And since the SM sunnies are opaque, I thought I would also include these Topshop sunglasses as another look-4-less option if you’re just as smitten with the red sheer fabulousness of the Cutler and Gross shades as I am. These here don’t come in a cat-eye shape, but I like them anyway and even more so because they’re only $32! Yay for that!

Topshop Preppy Flat Top Sunglasses in red (Cutler and Gross knockoffs)

Topshop Preppy Flat Top Sunglassesls
($32, Topshop)

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