You might not be a movie star, but you can look like one in one of 2011’s hottest trends. CHANEL sunglasses are always in style, and this year is not any different. Every woman should own a few classic pieces to accent their wardrobe, pieces that will last and that will still be in style even after several season changes, and that is just what CHANEL is.
One of the trendiest CHANEL sunglasses this year is the CHANEL 5186 sunglasses. A pair of these are beautiful, and they can be worn anywhere, making a woman feel fabulous at the beach or all day in the city. The CHANEL 5186 sunglasses are both sweet and bold, with an acetate frame, with either pretty tone-on-tone or bi-color camellias along both the arms that add a delicate accent.
Not only are the CHANEL 5186 sunglasses beautiful, they are good for your eyes. Rays from the sun can damage the eyes, and sunglasses with UV resistant lenses can help protect your eyes and keep them healthy.
CHANEL sunglasses are one of the most sought-after and desirable eyewear today. They can be sophisticated or flirty, trendy or vintage, depending on whatever mood you’re in at the moment. So wear them, and feel beautiful.
CHANEL. Sunglasses. Sometimes two of the coolest terms in the fashion world come together and hit the spot in a style symphony.
CHANEL is known for stealing the show on haute couture runways and for unearthly scents condensed into tiny glass bottles. The fashion powerhouse’s clothes, make up, perfumes and accessories are known by fashionistas far and wide to be “the best”. And CHANEL sunglasses are no exception.
Just like many of its other lines, CHANEL’s eyewear collection has undergone its seasonal reinvention. The Spring 2011 lineup of CHANEL sunglasses in Boston at VizioOptic includes some iconic new designs and statement invoking pieces to protect your eyes with 100% UV protection and prescription lenses, if needed, in high style this year.
The CHANNEL 4186 and 4187 models both feature thin metallic frames with some enamel, and large but not overly dark lenses, the main difference between the two models being their lens shape: the 4186 is more square than the rounder bottomed 4187. Both glasses boast inscriptions of CHANEL on the enameled temples, and come in a variety of enamel-lens color combinations, including silver metal with white enamel-light gray lens, black-light or dark gray, maroon, and violet-red; gold metal with brown enamel and lens.
The CHANEL 5187H lends a retro style to the 2011 CHANEL sunglasses collection, featuring a bold frame and vintage cat eye shape. The 5187H comes in clear white, black, light tortoise shell accented with teal blue, and a variety of other colors, all of which include a relief floral design on the temple, as well as the famed double-C CHANEL logo.
Model 5185 is the classic sunglass style, and is a perfect light weight pair for CHANEL sunglasses in Boston. A large lens with a thin plastic frame, the 5185 comes in several shades or tortoise shell and bone, black, and white, showing the CHANEL logo at the beginning of the temple, and with different colored accents toward the back of the temples.
CHANEL sunglasses have a unique style and are unique and very special. They have been in fashion for decades and will continue to be for many decades more. Because of their popularity, every year and every new season’s designs are exploited when counterfeiters go to work copying these styles. Counterfeiters may try to copy the elegant designs of genuine CHANEL sunglasses but no copy has the true details that set authentic CHANEL sunglasses apart from their imitators.
The first and most important factor to consider when buying authentic CHANEL is to consider where you are making the purchase in the first place. Look only for an authorized retailer! CHANEL is very selective and very particular about whom they will give a license to sell their products. For this very reason, street vendors and various other mall stall owners will never be authorized to sell CHANEL sunglasses. You can be absolutely confident that any street vendors’ CHANEL sunglasses are counterfeit.
Another huge sign that you are buying fake CHANEL sunglasses is any kinds of discounts. It is well known that CHANEL does not allow any authorized retailers to discount the products. So no matter where you are and no matter how good their discounts seem, you should quickly pass on their wares and go elsewhere to buy the genuine CHANEL product.
While it is easy to avoid street vendors for the reasons above, it is unfortunate that many regular eyewear and sunglass shops with legitimate-looking storefronts may be also be guilty of selling fakes. In that case, you should look very closely at their sunglasses and pay close attention to the details. You should also ask whether they are an authorized dealer. Usually you will be able to tell by how they answer. Another tip that will help you discern the authorized CHANEL dealers is to look around the store for CHANEL promotional materials such as posters and signs because those can only be received directly from CHANEL to help the store market the brand and products. If you don’t see any posters or any promotional materials then this vendor does not carry any authorized or authentic CHANEL eyewear.
So what are all the key ways to check for the authentic product? Here are the Top 10 Tips to help you make sure that you are buying authentic CHANEL sunglasses:
1. The store is offering you discounts and this is the first clear bad sign because CHANEL does not permit its authorized retailers to discount the products.
2. You are inside the store and notice that they don’t have any CHANEL promotional materials or posters. This is a reliable sign that they are not an authorized dealer.
3. Look for authentic CHANEL logos on the side. For example, two interlocking C should be correct. Fakes often fudge the logo.
4. Look at the lenses. Do you see an etched CHANEL name or logo? Authentic CHANEL sunglasses clearly bear their quality brand mark.
5. New authentic CHANEL sunglasses will have unique identification and serial numbers etched on one of the lenses, typically laser etched on the right lens.
6. Note the full packaging. Real CHANEL sunglasses come with an elegant authentic case and a CHANEL certification confirming that the product is authentic.
7. Remember that quality control for genuine CHANEL products is exacting. If there are any visible flaws in the sunglasses, they aren’t genuine CHANEL.
8. Real CHANEL glasses are heavy for their size. Lightweight lenses are likely impostors.
9. Ask about the return policy. Unscrupulous dealers selling fake CHANEL goods have either a poor return policy or none at all. Genuine CHANEL retailers have nothing to hide and are very clear with their return policies.
10. Real CHANEL sunglasses have one color of hardware throughout. If hinges are silver, check carefully the rest of the visible metal inside the temples of the glasses.
Also, note that the serial number should be laser etched on the side of the right lens. Today there are some counterfeit sunglasses that come with serial numbers etched on the lens but carefully note that there should not be a space between the first two characters of the serial number and the remaining numbers. Below is an example of fake sunglasses (source: www.authenticforum.com) that help you see this example:
Online sunglass retailers may be authorized dealers that carry authentic CHANEL sunglasses but be especially wary of difficult return policies and you should also call and talk to them. As it’s impossible to examine the product before buying, it’s imperative for you to seek only authorized dealers with clear return policy. Some people also buy CHANEL sunglasses secondhand from auction sites like eBay but as there is virtually no guarantee of authenticity and it’s hard to justify spending CHANEL prices on what could well be a fake.
Do careful research before spending a large sum on a pair of sunglasses. Authentic CHANEL designer sunglasses are built to last and worth their price but paying for CHANEL and getting a counterfeit is no bargain.
In her music video “Telephone,” Lady Gaga was seen wearing CHANEL sunglasses. If one wants to know how Lady Gaga achieves her brilliant and unique style, wearing CHANEL sunglasses serves as evidence that this entertainer has style as wearing anything by CHANEL ensures that one always achieves style that is brilliant, chic, and sophisticated. Lady Gaga wears CHANEL sunglasses outside of her music videos as well.
Besides the Lady Gaga CHANEL Sunglasses, there are frequent celebrity sightings in CHANEL sunglasses, because celebrities understand the impact of these sunglasses upon one’s own style. These sunglasses can make any outfit look instantly more stunning, whether one is wearing a full-on costume like Lady Gaga or one is wearing skinny jeans and a tee. Lady Gaga wears CHANEL sunglasses as a way to enhance the sophisticated quality of her costumes in her music videos and outside of music videos. Other celebrity sightings in CHANEL sunglasses feature celebs simply wearing these sunglasses to the grocery store or while out shopping in the city or to the beach - frankly these can be worn anywhere and will always look good. If a woman wants a more polished look that will make everyone around her envious, then these sunglasses truly are the way to go.
We just hosted the 2010 Collection: CHANEL Eyeglasses and CHANEL Sunglasses. This was a true eyewear fashion show at Vizio Optic. Needless to say, we all had a really great time especially trying on the latest and greatest from CHANEL. This iconic brand is well known around the world as one of the most popular luxury brands. Established around 1910 in Paris, France it has since become a fashion icon worldwide. CHANEL is known to have dressed celebrities and models such as Catherine Deneuve, Nichole Kidman and Marilyn Monroe.
Typically CHANEL is known as a fashion statement in luxurious and high quality clothes, bags, cosmetics, shoes and jewelry but we love CHANEL for its fashion sunglasses and beautiful eyeglass frames. You cannot miss a pair of CHANEL glasses – one needs to just recognize the CHANEL signature logo on the sides of the temples.
Many of our customers got to see first-hand the new CHANEL eyewear 2010 collection this past week. CHANEL representative was with us to exhibit the different new eyeglass styles such as the rimless, metal edged, acetate framed and blended acetate-metal framed styles. The sunglasses with the pearl were the item of the day. Also, the new CHANEL sunglasses collection combines simple but fashionable designs with elegant and attractive lines.
And as usual, some of CHANEL’s really popular and well-made models were CHANEL 5102, CHANEL 4148B, CHANEL 5149B, CHANEL 4143, CHANEL 3158, CHANEL 2146H, CHANEL 5159H, CHANEL 5154H, CHANEL 5132H and CHANEL 5013C.
As we have all seen just the other day, the 2010 CHANEL eyewear and sunglasses collection is everything that CHANEL is well known for. Just like all CHANEL eyeglasses and sunglasses from previous years, these new styles will be the ultimate must-have accessory for genuine fashion aficionados.