How to Spot Fake Designer Sunglasses

Published: 07th December 2009
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Piracy is becoming a serious issue in the fashion world, a quagmire the film industry is already tackling in full fighter mode. With the fashion industry, however, the pain of the theft is felt more severely because the loss in profit is so extreme. Naturally, the argument can be made that people buying fake Gucci or Prada could not otherwise afford to buy the real deal. Regardless, the fashion industry is reporting losses amid the financial crisis, and coupled with a steep rise in fashion piracy, the industry is beginning to fight back. Here is how you can spot a fake so you can avoid buying them.

In regards to sunglasses, the overall weight and feel of designer glasses are heavier, with impeccably smooth hinges and perfect seams. In order to see if the glasses you are looking to purchase are real, take the temple bars and move them back and forth, it should glide like ice. Next, run your nail along all the seams and look for anything out of place. Designer glasses will either have no seams, or they will appear clean and straight. These are the two easiest ways to spot a fake.

In addition, you can easily spot a fake if the logo looks out of place or glued on after the fact. With shoddy fakes you will know the second you set your eyes upon the poor design recreations, but with higher end fakes, one of the key pieces fakers mess up is, ironically, the logo. On glasses as well as purses you often see misprinted logos, or misshaped designs. If you know anything about the logo for the company you hope to buy from then start by examine and comparing these.

Keep your eyes peeled for fakes and avoid them at all costs, or the fashion industry will end up being forced to raise their prices or cut costs, which could result in fewer designs and less creativity.

This article was written for the designer sunglasses blog of SmartBuyGlasses, an online retailer of designer glasses including Dior, Gucci and Prada sunglasses.

Smartbuyglasses also sells discounted contact lenses online, including all the biggest brands like Acuvue, Soflens and Focus.



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