Swarovski offers an innovative line of sunglasses available from a variety of retailers both online and in store. Each pair of sunglasses includes an assortment of signature Swarovski crystals. Styles and pricing varies, but each pair of luxury glasses ranges from $300 to $500 dollars new. Depending on where you purchase your Swarovski sunglasses, used options may be available at a less expensive price.
Swarovski is known for its line of premium glass crystals. The retailer began in Austria where Swarovski boutiques still have a presence in upscale shopping centers. All crystals are still manufactured in Austria where the design technique is kept a Swarovski family secret. Unlike the crystals and gifts, Swarovski sunglasses are made with precious metals, however, they are still crafted with the utmost attention to detail. Before any of the products are released, they are subject to stringent inspection for quality control.
If you do not live near a Swarovski boutique, sunglasses are available online through the brand’s website. The site contains the most current line of Swarovski sunglasses which is typically updated each season. As of Spring 2011, all sunglasses on the Swarovski website are priced at $495 each. Glasses on the website are categorized by the type of material used to craft the sunglasses. For example, there is a section for acetate, metal or a combination of both. Accessorize your sunglasses with other Swarovski products that are also available on the website. Gifts and top selling items are categorized by theme.
Many online marketplaces, such as Pronto.com and Amazon.com carry a host of designer brands including Swarovski. Swarovski sunglasses marketed through these sites are not always from the latest season meaning a wider selection of products and styles. Also, special lines such as the Swarovski shades designed by fashion mogul Roberto Cavalli are available on these sites. These sites also have a used item marketplace where you can purchase products from other site users. If you are a collector of sunglasses, Amazon offers a one-stop shop for building your collection.
Department stores that commonly carry luxury goods such as Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue also sell Swarovski sunglasses. However, department store inventory varies by location. Call ahead to your local department stores to determine which retailers carry Swarovski shades. If they do not have a pair available in store, however, they may still be willing to have them shipped to you for a small fee.