Birchbox Folding Sunglasses

With hinges along the sides and bridge, these shades are the ultimate grab-and-go accessory. Available in both black and tortoiseshell, they feature a timeless silhouette that will flatter any face, and a handy storage case to keep them safe when not in use.

Birchbox Folding Sunglasses
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Pretty Sweet
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Sweet Shades, cool design, totally gets peoples attention when they see them getting folded. Not really my style, but I'll totally rock them when the time is right, seem a little fragile, soild pair of shades for the beach.

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(Almost) Dead on Arrival, a Pain to Wear
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I loved the idea of these sunglasses. I was hovering over the "Buy" button on a pair of Ray Ban folding tortoise sunglasses when I saw these were going to be in my next shipment. So imagine my excitement that I was just about to save over $150!?

And then they came, in a neat green box and they looked every bit as good in real life as I'd expected. Bigger lenses than the Ray Bans, not my typical style, but considering the price difference it seemed like a worthy replacement (albiet not polarized, not glass and not the quality of an Italian sunglass).

However, then I wore them. After about 30 minutes I got a splitting headache. See the temple tips push into my skull like a vice grip. Now I understand we don’t want these falling off our heads but this is a bit much. Moments after taking them off the pain subsided.

I figured I’d bring them to a Sunglass Hut and have them fitted. They’ll put them in a hot water bath and form them to fit. It’s something I learned a while ago that is pretty standard for any quality sunglasses, especially those with acetate frames.

Sadly I never got that far. The second time I tried to put them on the entire right temple popped off. Apparently after around 30 minutes of wearing them their screw popped out. Not exactly the most reliable and high quality sunglasses.

The $10 sunglasses (these are priced at $30 on their site) I can get from the shop around the corner have never done this to me. Now I’m sure the good people at Birchbox will take care of this for me and ship out a new pair soon but it sure doesn’t bode well for them. Especially considering Bespoke Post is sending me a pair of Polarized Tortoiseshell Sunglasses by Derek Cardigan later this month...

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Something different
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I have a variety of sunglasses and this pair provides something different. I can stash them in a bag or car and always have a pair standing by.

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SOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!
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Not going to lie when I first saw these things i thought " folding sunglasses, no thanks..." But now that i have used them I love them! And they are my favorite shade of tint for sunglasses.

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Weird shape and flimsy
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Not a fan. Was definitely flimsy, shape smashes into your face and looks dorky.

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Great Glasses
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Neat set of glasses to carry easily. Like the ease of using.

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Small headgear
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I like the look of these but the bows are very short and make them almost impossible to wear. Myself, my wife, and friends all had the same issue. My six year old niece said they hurt her. I really like the look and the concept, so they are headed to the car for a spare pair when we have company in town. I don't think these are for everyone. The bow length really makes the difference.

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Meh
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These glasses were a part of my June box and I have to say I was kind of thrown off by them. They just feel/look pretty cheap. Is it unique that you can fold them down into a small box for convenience, yeah, but I'd rather wear and carry my Ray Bans with me even though they are bulkier. Wouldn't necessarily recommend these unless you are looking for a cheap, throw-away pair of shades.

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Cool concept, maybe a smidge dorky
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It's a cool concept, and I love the case they come in. I'm terrible about breaking glasses if I don't have a case for them. I'm not sure the style is right for me though.

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very sleek
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although it doesn't fit as well as i would like. i think its the shape of the things. or maybe its my bulbous head. still really like the shades though. tres chic.

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