I have this sick habit of buying sunnies even with no beach trip in tow - but then again, I do (land) travel almost every month so it's high time for a worthy eye-wear investment. I've wanted a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses for the longest time, but it's kinda pricey in the mall. Being practical, I had to get mine at a good deal AKA online, and I've found a totally legit online store for that.
www.glassesonline.com.ph was launched just last November 2013. It has a Philippine domain, but all shipments will be coming from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They do have a customer service hotline and office in Makati though.
They have the largest selection of sunglasses, glasses, and contact lenses at the lowest prices guaranteed. Their products range from the leading brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, Prada, Gucci, and Acuvue, to a selection of unique independent brands such as SUPER, IC Berlin, Italia Independent, Palo Wood, and Blincon.
While scanning through the site, I immediately got wow-ed by this pink pair of Ray-Ban shades. PINK! :D
Isn't she lovely?
But then the safe (and a bit boring) side of me started talking me into getting a neutral-colored pair like this brown and gold one, also from Ray-Ban.
Now I was torn between to loves. Hence, I had to do more research!
It turns out, the pink pair I've been eyeing looks totally different in real life! It has cyclamen mirror lenses, similar to those trendy flash lenses. LOVELY! ♥_♥
The brown one I've been eyeing is indeed versatile and will last for years because of its classic style, but I know I can get brown sunglasses for cheap anyway...
...so pink it is! Good thing I did my homework. ;)
Estimated delivery time is 7-9 working days, but I got mine in 2 weeks. I placed my order on July 23, the item was shipped on August 5, and it reached my doorstep on August 6. Not bad actually, since shipping is free, and they now accept cash on delivery as payment method. Also, there are no additional or hidden charges, since the duty charges are shouldered by them. The price you see online is the actual price you'll pay for.
My order was shipped via DHL. It was housed inside a very sturdy cardboard box (that resembled a shoebox), and the Ray-Ban box was bubble-wrapped for added protection.
I chose Ray-Ban Cockpit (instead of Aviator) since this style suits my face shape better. Inspired from the classic teardrop shape that made the Aviator famous, the Ray-Ban Cockpit sports a revised design with smoother lines and more balanced lenses.
Its gold, pilot, full-rim frame is perfect for oval, heart, and square-like faces. The material, metal, provides accrued resistance and durability.
It comes with a free cleaning cloth and protective case.
What's amazing is that it's way cheaper to get Ray-Ban sunglasses from abroad than from the mall next door. The average mall price of the usual Aviators is at P8,990. This one from glassesonline.com.ph is on sale at just P6,895. I talked to one Ray-Ban SA in the mall when I had the nose pads adjusted, and he told me that I got a really good deal, since cockpit flash lenses are limited, and the retail price for this pair may go as high as P11,000! This pair is a new style released 2014; it's already on sale online, but it's not yet available in stores here in the Philippines.
He also have me a tip on how to care for my sunglasses. His tip was that I may put a bit of clear nail polish on the part where the metal and plastic meet (as focused on the photo above). This is because with prolonged wear, sweat may get into the plastic and give it a greenish tint.
I'm so happy with my lovely pink pair of Ray-Ban Cockpit Flash! ♥ It's as pink as my camera. Love how it looks in photos, very flashy indeed!
Visit http://www.glassesonline.com.ph/ and Like GlassesOnline.com.ph on Facebook! Don't say I didn't warn you and your wallet. :D
I'm curious, are you also a fan of Ray-Ban sunglasses? What style do you like most?