Chanel 5026 Sunglasses

Women’s Retro Red Tortoiseshell Designer Shades

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Posted: Dec 5 | No Comments | Buyer Ratings: 0.0/10 |

Chanel Tortoiseshell SunglassesChanel embraces retro tortoiseshell print with these 5026 women's sunglasses.

This mottled pattern is a little bit different than the tortoiseshell your grandma favored. It's rendered with a tinge of cranberry red, rather than the basic brown we're used to. That makes it feel a little bit more modern, despite the retro shape of the frames.

Chanel stamps its designer heritage on the sunglasses with brushed golden nameplates near the temples. These are embossed with Chanel's famous interlocking Cs, but the signature is much smaller than I've seen it elsewhere. If you're a fan of logos, that may disappoint you. However if you prefer a more understated luxury it's a very good thing.

I rarely enjoy showy logos, but I'm also disappointed that there's not more pointing to these sunglasses' pedigree. After all, when you're paying $450 for the privilege of wearing these babies you want everyone to know why!

I like the style, but I still can't see value here. Chanel guarantees these sunglasses will keep the UVA and UVB rays at bay, but so do many other less expensive labels. I wouldn't mind splurging if I felt the shades were truly luxurious, but instead they're made from plastic. They might have Italian ancestry, but there's little evidence of that European sophistication here.

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