Fancy Find: Chanel Sunnies
You've seen these shades through most of my posts since the break and I'm finally going to share the where and how!
I've had Chanel sunglasses on my radar forEVER. I was watching auctions come and go, typically with a used pair going for somewhere between $75-$100, depending on the condition and style. I really wanted a neutral pair that would go with many things and weren't *too* flashy ( but, like, a little flashy...) My goal was to find a pair under $50, which is definitely a feat. My eBay style is to watch an item on auction until the very end and bid within the last 10 seconds. Yes, I'm that a-hole. Anyway, I particularly loved this style because of the Audrey Hepburn-esque cat eye and the way that the Chanel symbol was minimal but still like "yo, this is Chanel." I kept an eye on the auction time, with only one bid on this pair going into the final minute. While they do have a scratch on one lens, it was barely noticeable from the front and could be replaced down the road. At the very end I put in my bid for...$30.... and they were mine! Sorry not sorry other bidder!
When purchasing used designer sunglasses (or any other item really) you have to be really smart and not let a low price blind you. You should always make sure you can see a picture of the inside of the item. In particular, you want to look for a serial number (and google it!) and where the product was made. If it is from a designer like Chanel, it is NOT going to be made in China. Also do some research on any holograms or other slight distinct feature that ensures authenticity. For these sunnies, Chanel is every so slightly visible in the corners of the lens.
All in all, buying high-end on eBay is all about patience and research. Do your work and the deals will come. *praise hands*
Thank you for reading, and as always let me know what you think and what you would love to read next!
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