Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Worlds Most Expensive Sunglasses?

In fashion many things can get taken to excess, and sometimes it seems like prices are made up by giving a monkey a calculator and asking him to, “think freely”. The range in prices for sunglasses, like so many other accessories, is incredible, and the range in quality is just the same. You would think that somewhere along the line, someone will draw the line in pricing. A few of the most expensive brands charge the prices they do because they can, and others do because being the most expensive gives you exclusivity.

This exclusivity is reached in what I imagine is currently the most expensive pair of sunglasses, made by Luxuriator. The model is called Style 23, and is currently retailing for $65,000 US. It includes 18K yellow gold, ivory buffalo horn temples (are those legal?) and 132 hand cut diamonds with a total carat weight of 3.45. Wow. Don’t suppose they will send me a pair for research.

What could you get for $65,000 these days? A few things come to mind: A house (in Thailand maybe), a really nice car, a cryogenic freezing package (short term), or about 540 pairs of Ray-Ban wayfarers.

Source: Luxuriator

3 Responses to “The Worlds Most Expensive Sunglasses?”

Fashion Addict said...
June 25, 2008 at 7:31 PM

wow, that's a lot of money for a pair of sunglasses!! really bling bling.

BTW, thanks for telling me about Fleet Foxes. I'll check it out when I have the time!

Anonymous said...
June 29, 2008 at 10:09 PM

I'll tell you what you could get for $65,000- a whole lot of sunglasses that are actually awesome. I'd start with the Louis Vuitton Millionaires in Teal and Black (I only have red), then get a couple of Gucci aviators so if I lose them (which I always do) I have an extra pair on hand, them a whole lotta Tom Fords, Chloes, and JImmy Choos. For starters....

Unknown said...
July 29, 2009 at 10:49 AM

These are not the most expensive! Dolce & Gabanna made sum n they r 383 thousand some odd dollars

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