In a world where a Prada bag fetching under $1,000 is considered a steal, there’s nothing ironic about Cheap Monday’s name.
In fact, finding something over $100 among the Swedish label’s stock is the hard part. So when it came time to branch out into accessories and start a collection of sunglasses, the choice was clear: Like its perfectly-cut skinny jeans and leather shorts, these shades had to be cool-but-cheap, or bust.
The result—dubbed Cheap Monday Clairvoyant—features classic shapes at equally classic prices. There’s The Night Porter (small and rimmed), Night On Earth (big and round), and Night Watch (one-size-fits-all rectangular frames), each $35. While the price is about the same you’d pay for a pair of faux Ray-Bans, the shades certainly aren’t; each pair has UV 400 protection and comes with a skull-printed protective case.
And when you inevitably lose them/sit on them/drop them, you won’t feel so bad about getting a replacement pair—the cost of a new pair still won’t cover a bottle of perfume from Prada.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS$35 at alterbrooklyn.blogspot.com
and Urban Outfitters
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