I really like Karen Walker‘s eyewear line. Sure, a few of the styles might look a little crazy, but the “Super Duper Strength” sunnies below are absolutely fabulous, don’t you agree? I especially like them in tortoise, but there’s no way I could justify spending a whopping $250 on a pair of sunglasses. Luckily for me (and possibly you as well) I found a couple of great and wallet-friendly alternatives that look just as stylish as the designer original!
Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses, $250 || Shopbop
Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Karen Walker
Celebs and style bloggers such as Rihanna, Khloe Kardashian and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have been spotted wearing Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses.
William Rast 53mm Round Sunglasses
Update (08/17/2018): Discovered these oversized round sunglasses by William Rast which are on sale for $16.25 at Nordstrom Rack and would make a great Karen Walker look for less alternative.
William Rast 53mm Round Sunglasses, $16.25 || Nordstrom Rack
Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses
Update (06/21/2016): Spotted a fab and spot-on Karen Walker sunglass dupe for less than $15 at Target today. Love this steal deal find!
Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses, $14.99 || Target
LOFT Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses
Update (03/10/2016): Here’s yet another Karen Walker Super Duper dupe! Found this one at LOFT and it costs $24.50.
LOFT Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses, $24.50 || LOFT
Forever 21 Round Sunglasses
Update (10/05/2015): Stumbled upon yet another great and super affordable Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe at Forever 21. Available in black or tortoise for $5.90! Steal deal alert!
Forever 21 Round Sunglasses, $5.90 || Forever 21
BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglasses
Update (08/03/2015): Another spot-on Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe has been spotted! This time it’s by BP., costs $12 and comes in either black or tortoise.
BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglasses, $12 || Nordstrom
A very similar design is also available in various colors at Free People.
Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses
Update (06/12/2015): Look what I just discovered at Choies: a super cool set of Karen Walker Super Duper Strength dupe sunglasses for under $5. Yay!
Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses, $4.90 || Choies
Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses
Update (02/10/2015): Stumbled upon this Karen Walker Super Duper dupe at Chicwish. Available in black and tortoise for under $20.
Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses, $19.90 || Chicwish
ALDO Oliarien Round Sunglasses
Update (05/09/2014): Discovered another chic Karen Walker Super Duper look-alike at ALDO today. $12 only!
ALDO Oliarien Round Sunglasses, $12 || ALDO
Urban Outfitters Emma Sunglasses
Update (06/24/2013): Urban Outfitters have also a great Karen Walker Super Duper dupe available in 5 different colors for $12 (sale price!).
Urban Outfitters Emma Sunglasses, $18 || Urban Outfitters
Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses
Update (06/16/2013): Found another Karen Walker Super Duper look-a-like version in these black oversized sunnies from Forever 21 and they cost only $5.80!
Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses, $5.80 || Forever 21
FE NY Abbey Road Sunglasses
Update (05/08/2013): Just stumbled upon another great Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-like. Check out these tortoise round sunglasses by FE NY!
FE NY Abbey Road Sunglasses, $22 || Nordstrom
ALDO Bev Round Sunglasses
If you’re a sucker for tortoise sunglasses like me, check out these sunglasses by ALDO. The tortoise gradient is different, but the shape and overall look are virtually identical. Also, these are a budget-friendly $12 only!
ALDO Bev Round Sunglasses, $12 || ALDO
grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses
If you prefer these sunglasses in black like Blair Eadie from style blog Atlantic-Pacific, then these shades are a great look-a-like for Karen Walker’s Super Duper Strength sunnies which cost less than $10. Now that’s a steal deal, right?
grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses, $9.99 || Amazon
A similar version is available in various colors at Overstock.
zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses
Another great alternative would be these sunglasses which look just like the steal sunnies above but have a purple lens gradient instead.
zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses, $9.99 || Amazon
Pieces Galina Sunglasses
And lastly, these Pieces sunglasses will also give you the same coveted Karen Walker look without having to spend a fortune (only $26.60 to be exact!).
Pieces Galina Sunglasses, $27.15 || ASOS