Birchbox Folding Sunglasses

Remember how cool it was every time one of the Transformers would unravel into a robot? Well, these folding sunglasses operate under the same awesome principle. Available in both black and tortoiseshell, these stylish shades feature a timeless silhouette that will flatter any face. They also come with a handy storage case to ensure they don’t get stepped on or scratched when not in use. Think of them as the Optimus Prime of eyewear.

Birchbox Folding Sunglasses
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Cool...until they broke
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I was really stoked about these - they looked pretty cool, were convenient, and when I had them on you couldn't tell they were foldable. I was even thinking about buying a second pair. Then they broke...into pieces. Turns out the hinge above the nose piece is cheap plastic. I know these weren't supposed to be any kind of high-end shades, but I expected a little higher quality given the other stuff I've received in past boxes.

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Convenient
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Not my "go-to" pair of shades, but I do like the collapsible quality of them. They do hurt my ears a bit after a few minutes

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Cool but Fragile
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I was REALLY stoked when these came in the mail. They're very similar to those other $380 glasses, but I'm not quite ready to drop that kind of cash - so these are a perfect test drive. Unfortunately, they didn't last a week. They broke at one of the hinges. I'm not particularly hard on glasses (I've had several pairs for more than 10 years). They look great, but they're fragile. Handle with care.

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too small
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I really enjoyed these folding glasses, but due to the decreased size necessary for the design, the arms were a bit too short and did not fit as well as I'd hoped.

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Ok, maybe?
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I wear glasses in everyday life, so maybe I'm much more selective about these things. These just somehow didn't fit right. The temple pieces seem a little short, probably so they would fold well. Don't get me wrong, these would be great to throw in a bag as a "just-in-case" pair of shades, but they are NOT for regular ware and could never be. For a travel pair, I would rather go with something a little more standard and a glasses case (always classy), but on a day when I didn't want to think about it, and might not need anything, these could be just what was needed. And I'm not gonna lie, the idea of pulling out the box and unfolding the glasses while your friends just look on is almost worth any problem these could have.

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Not Sold
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Not sure how I feel about these. While I can appreciate the need for these glasses, they're just a little too conspicuous. I may love the fact that I can keep these in my pocket, but I don't want anybody else to know that I'm wearing fold-up sunglasses--and you can totally tell.

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Cool idea
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Great idea, sturdy build. Fantastic for when you're doing things where you wouldn't want to take the chance to break your favorite pair

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Too Small; Cheaply Made
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These aren't made well at all; they are also far too small for my face.

Great cheap pair of glasses to ruin at the beach, though.

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Cheap shades
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I suppose if something is free its better than having to pay for it. OH wait a second I did pay for these. You can get a better choice at a gas station. Disappointed

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Glasses too small
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I think the sun glasses are unique and cool, but they were too small for my face.

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