Glasses are a cute accessory for some and a necessity for others. Either way, a quality pair can be extremely expensive.
I personally have been glasses-less for several years, relying on my contacts instead and using an old pair of glasses with one of the arms missing at night. The reason? I didn’t want to have to shell out an insane amount of cash (and I was also peeved by the fact that they claimed the broken handle was ‘beyond repair’).
My stubborn streak has finally come to an end, however. The reason? BonLook.com, an e-boutique that sells prescription glasses and sunglasses at affordable prices (all styles are under $120!).
The founders of the site, like so many of us, couldn’t understand why glasses were so obscenely expensive, sometimes costing as much as a new computer or trip to Vegas. As a result, they set out to bring the style and quality of European eyewear to North America, effectively putting an end to the myth that fashionable frames always cost a fortune.
Another great thing about BonLook is they provide a useful and effective online shopping experience. In addition to product shots, they provide model shots and specific dimensions so you know how exactly how to frames will sit on your face. For those who can’t buy unless they try, there is a virtual try-on app that allows you to virtually test out the frames using a photo or a webcam.
The styles on the site are all stylish, high-quality and cutting edge. They are also extremely flattering–as I learned when I met with the founders and got to try on almost every style–so there is very little room for error!
Of all the awesome specs, I rounded up my top 5 favorites (I’m still trying to decide which ones to buy but may end up getting several given the amazing prices!).
Bonnie & Clyde, $99. I absolutely love this minty green shade, it is very soft and subtle and looks great set against almost any complexion.
Avante Garde, $70. The pop of purple makes these specs awesomely unexpected.
McQueen, $99. The marble print gives these frames a cool, artsy vibe.
Midnight Express, $129. A stunning style that is both subdued and statement-making.
Square One, $99. An 80s-inspired style that is still modern and fresh.
Head over to BonLook.com to browse the full selection!
– SABRINA ALEXIS