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A while back I wrote a review on Eyeglasses123. They're a growing company with a bit of a different spin on the discount eyeglasses market. They specialize in good prices on designer frames. They also have lower-priced house brands -- some of which are bold, very stylish, and hard to find in some of the other stores. I really like the "vintage" pair I got in November -- they're in the regular rotation.

Their pricing structure hasn't matured yet (things have changed a lot in the past 4 months), but their inventory still makes them a solid destination when you have your heart set on a particular designer or distinct style without emptying your savings.

Here are the latest deal they're offering:
  • 35% additional off on glasses in the "Designer Outlet". There are currently about 50 frames in this collection from the following brands: Gucci, Giorgi Armani, Kate Spade, Timberland, Liz Claiborne, Puma, Covergirl, Kenneth Cole, Vera Wang, Harve Benard... Find something in here, add a lens and  lop off the 35% of the total. The discount will show up automatically in the cart after you enter shipping info and email.
To give you an idea of what this discount will do for you, I grabbed the first frame in the collection, the Timberland TB5027. Eyeglasses123 has this for $14.95. Add a basic plastic lens for about $30, take 35% off and add about $5 for shipping and you'll get it in a week or so for less than $34. The same exact frame and options at LensCrafters will set you back about $250. FramesDirect, the largest of the online designer eyeglasses store will get them to you for $138.

Eyeglasses123 is the obvious answer in this case. 

Eyeglasses123 doesn't have the best prices on Transitions and Polarized lenses, so you'll likely want to look elsewhere (39DollarGlasses offers each lens upgrade option for about $50 -- which is $30 less than the "sale" price at Eyeglasses123 -- but you won't find any designer frames there). Eyeglasses123 also no longer includes the basic lens in the price of the frame, which is a big disappointment.

However, the bottom line remains the same, they're the best site online for a broad selection of designer frame eyeglasses and sunglasses. With the brands listed above and others such as Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Persol, Ray-Ban, Silhouette (the brand that started my whole online eyeglasses odyssey) and Versace, they'll have something for you at a good price.

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At September 12, 2011 at 7:39 PM Steve Feinstein said...

Checked on 9/12/2011 and the site seems up and operating what gives withe the comment about them being defunct?

At September 13, 2011 at 6:37 AM Ira said...

I got a note from them saying they were "ceasing operations" (

I'm not directing folks to a company who apparently now doesn't know whether they're open or not.

At November 5, 2011 at 9:29 PM Rocket said...

I just ordered from them last week, and got my fancy new glasses on 11/5/11. They must have had a change of heart.


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