Whether you like Wayfarers or Aviators, this is where you can find classic Ray-Ban sunglasses for less.
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No sunglasses brand embodies summer freshness like a classic Ray-Ban pair.
The brand is the go-to for celebrities like Kate Moss, Beyonce – and even our own royal fashionista, Kate Middleton.
So with Spring / Summer just around the corner, it’s probably time to invest in a nice pair.
Despite the universal appeal, some buyers might be put off by the high price.
But doing your homework and shopping around can help you get a good deal on the iconic fashion accessory. We also have a few more tips on how to avoid getting scammed below.
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The best places to buy Ray-Ban
Here’s our roundup of some of the best places to buy inexpensive Ray-Ban sunglasses online or on Main Street.
The large number of dealers featured on Amazon means you are guaranteed to find competitive prices for a wide range of Ray-Ban styles, including the popular Wayfarer and Aviator styles.
2. The external network
The discount online retailer is offering up to 40% off various styles year round, depending on stock availability.
3. Sunglasses shop
As a certified Ray-Ban reseller, the sunglasses specialist is a safe bet for shoppers who are afraid of getting ripped off.
There is a wide range of styles at great prices and the sunglasses store also offers free shipping and returns. It’s also worth waiting for the sale season if you really want to grab a bargain.
4. Secret sales
Sign up for Secret Sales and gain access to daily designer sales and discounts.
The site has already featured flash sales of up to 40% on Ray-Ban styles.
Please indulge us on this one … While it’s not an obvious choice, if you can find someone with a Costco card, it’s worth heading to the wholesale store and checking out their ranges of Ray-Ban sunglasses.
They are often sold at a bargain price compared to the normal recommended retail price all year round.
The online fashion emporium, ASOS, has a great selection of current Ray Ban sunglasses styles for men and women.
Prices range from Â£ 75 to Â£ 200 and include the classic Wayfarer style popular with celebrities.
Other retailers that sell Ray-Ban sunglasses:
How to distinguish the true from the false?
These distinctive features will allow you to spot an authentic pair of Ray-Ban and unearth any dubious fakes.
Look for the RB and model number engraved on the left arm of the temple
Check the quality of the material – if it looks cheap, shows signs of roughness or imperfection, chances are it’s not the real deal.
Are the lenses made of glass. Gently tap the lens to verify that real Ray-Bans are still made of glass rather than plastic.
Check the nose pad by looking for the tiny RB engraved in the metal center.
Look at the packaging – the real deal comes in a leather pouch which should have a Ray-Ban logo on the closure, a large logo on the front, a booklet and a cleaning cloth.