Today, I wanted to dedicate a quick blog post to these gorgeous Gucci sunglasses that have been all over blogs, magazines, and fashion Instagrams everywhere for the last year or so.
I’d been day dreaming about these Havana colored frames for well over a year, but could personally never justify the $400+ price tag. This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned this, but I’m a college student— I don’t have the budget to drop hundreds of dollars on designer pieces— $400 is rent, not an accessory.
For this reason, I want to give a quick shoutout to websites like Poshmark and Depop— this is by no means a sponsored post, but I love both of these websites, because they give me the opportunity to shop the things I love, at a fraction of their retail price. I found these Gucci sunglasses on Poshmark— their retail price hits roughly $500 after tax, but I paid $140 for my pair.
On that note, I’ve never paid full price for sunglasses. A couple years ago, I bought my first pair of designer sunglasses— they were a pair of cat eye frames from Miu Miu, and I paid $120 for them on Depop, instead of the $425 retail price.
My favorite round Ray Bans were purchased off of Depop too, for $50 instead of $150.
I didn’t mean to go off track here, but I know that a lot of my audience is in their twenties, and the reality for many of us is that we’re old enough to appreciate designer looks, but still too young to have the disposable income for it.
Whether this pair of sunglasses is in your budget or not, they have definitely become a major staple in my wardrobe. I went to Tokyo last month, and these were the only pair of sunglasses I packed. They worked well with everything.
I think that this style of sunglasses is such a good investment, because the frame shape and color is classic enough that they will always be wearable, but the little details still make them unique. If I'm going to spend any amount of money on a designer piece, I always want it to be two things—classic enough that I can wear it for years, but unique enough that I can justify the designer price tag. These definitely fit the bill.
You can definitely expect these frames to make regular appearances all summer— they're a new staple for me, and I definitely think they're worth the money (granted I didn't pay anything close to retail, so what do I know). But for those of you like me, who love a good designer piece but absolutely don't have the budget for it, take a peek on websites like Depop and Poshmark; both sites have saved me a lot of money in the last couple of years.