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One factor: the world's largest eyewear company, the Italian firm Luxottica, controls a big chunk of the business. Lesley Stahl reports.

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CBS17.com [09/09/18, via CBS17.com]
Thief sought for swiping expensive sunglasses in 3 states, NC deputies say BOLIVIA, N.C. (WECT) - Brunswick County detectives are searching for a suspected sunglasses thief. According to a Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Facebook post, deputies said they are asking for the public's help to find a man who has stolen high [...]

British GQ [09/14/18, via British GQ]
Your glasses just got a very expensive upgrade My visits to Meyrowitz had previously been as an amateur sunglasses buyer, but, armed with a prescription, what had been a guilty pleasure was transformed into a medical necessity. Sheel Davison-Lungley, creative director and owner of EB Meyrowitz [...]

Inverse [09/18/18, via Inverse]
The Best Sunglasses for Every Price Range They're built better, the lenses are uniformly clearer (though not always polarized), and they can last forever if you treat them right (always a toss-up; sunglasses are astoundingly easy to sit on accidentally). We took a look for the best sunglasses [...]

Greatist [09/19/18, via Greatist]
5 Running Sunglasses That Won't Make You Look Like a Bug Both the "BFG" and "Runway" frames are $10 more expensive than the standard "OG's," which is fair, as the larger frames aren't just more material, they also have gradient lenses. Basically, they're darker up top where it counts and lighter at the [...]

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Emporio Armani is a Giorgio Armani brand. Products encompassed by this brand include ready-to-wear clothes, sunglasses, perfume, accessories and watches. This specific branch is targeted toward younger buyers, offering less expensive and more mass produced items. The line is considered a "bridge line" as it features higher-end products than Armani Exchange or Armani Jeans but is not as expensive as the exclusive Armani Collezioni or Giorgio Armani ('black label') lines. Emporio Armani is sold in freestanding Emporio Armani boutiques and in high-end department stores.

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Michael Kors is the brand that ghetto trashy people think is classy and expensive. Bitch my Gucci sunglasses are mo… t.co/IPjKU0nmkx 

Weather Advice for Our Beach Weddings

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For the coastline area between Wilmington NC and Myrtle Beach SC, the weather is relatively stable and dry. The geography affects the atmosphere and weather pattern: the North Carolina coastline curves inward as it becomes South Carolina. See red circle on this map: That inward curve creates a weak eddy ("whirlpool") in the atmosphere overhead, and that eddy sweeps rainstorms inland or out to sea. Often, it storms in Wilmington NC or in Myrtle Beach SC, but remains clear and sunny skies inside that red circle. The best time for weddings is sunrise time (about 6-6:30am) or the last hour before sunset (about 7-7:30pm). We have done over 1,200 weddings here--we have seen midday weddings be cut short due to burning heat, wilted & fallen expensive hairdos...

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The last trip was a few years back to Desaru. We are 17 people strong, making up of 9 adults (J considered as adult already) and 8 kids. It would be insane to try to plan a long trip with so many kids, big and small. We planned to meet at Haborfront Mac at 8am - waking up bright and early and kids lugging their own luggage. I am impressed that the kids were largely responsible for their luggage this trip and nagging was at the minimal for potential luggage lost. It wasn't superbly expensive but their service was excellent. I signed up as their member while booking the rooms and they gave us 1 hr of complimentary KTV. Two of the 5 rooms were ready when we arrived and we waited in the room’s comfort before we go in search of lunch. The kids’ playground was.

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[03/13/16, via 2 Paragraphs]
Cynthia Bailey Eyewear – Where To Get Her $295 Sunglasses They cost from $245 to $295. A slightly less expensive ($225) line of sunwear is coming soon. Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8pm on Bravo. Cynthia Bailey Eyewear – Where To Get Her $295 Sunglasses Bar Rescue: Van Goghz Ditches Martinis For ... [...]

[03/11/16, via Daily Mail]
Dapper duo! Kevin Spacey oozes sophistication opposite a casual Ansel Elgort while shooting new film in Atlanta A blue skinny tie with tie clip, black shoes and some gold aviator-style sunglasses completed the dashing look. In the scene, he posts up on an expensive black S-class Mercedes and seems to enjoy a hot beverage as he waits. It wasn't quite clear how Ansel ... [...]

[03/10/16, via nyoooz.com]
Man kills self, blames moneylender for his death "Panchal has mentioned in the suicide note that Shamshu had threatened to kill him and his son if he did not pay him the extra 20%," said a police official.Panchal has alleged in his note that Shamsu had even snatched away his expensive pair of sunglasses ... [...]

[03/08/16, via Daily Star]
N-Dubz babe is begging for prezzies from fans The list includes Bluetooth headphones, designer sunglasses, handbags and watches, an Apple laptop and expensive bikinis and dresses. She posted a raunchy selfie, giving her vital statistics as dress size 8, bra size 32D and even shoe size 4. Ashley has ... [...]

[03/08/16, via The Boston Globe]
In Mass., small theft is big crime, and lawmakers notice “A young person who swiped some expensive sunglasses, more than $250? Felon. It makes felons out of people who have committed only minor offenses.” Those convicted of a felony offense must wait 10 years before that crime can be sealed on their ... [...]

Lived-In Review: Knockaround Sunglasses

© Image courtesy of Knockaround knockaround sunglasses • Quality shades that won’t break the bank • Ongoing limited-edition sunglass releases for eyewear connoisseurs • Customize your own pair at the Knockaround custom shopWe’ve just discovered a company that produces affordable sunglasses that can be used for any occasion, without worrying about breaks or scuffs. Meet Knockaround – the makers of reliable shades your eyes and wallet will love.Knockaround was founded by friends in the sunny,...

Top 10 Best Value Sunglasses for Fishing for 2018

Any experienced fisherman knows that a quality pair of polarized shades is an absolute must while on the water. The enhanced visibility that a good pair of fishing sunglasses provides gives you a huge edge when trying to spot underwater structure and of course, fish. Perhaps even more important is the added benefits of UV protection and relief from eye strain that a good pair of sunglasses will provide. Being out on the water for extended periods can really do some damage to your eyes if...

‘Smart’ sunglasses from Vuzix work with Android and iOS, will debut at CES

Vuzix will unveil its latest headset supporting augmented reality (AR) during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. As a producer of compatible head-mounted displays for the technology, the company is no novice in the AR market. But the product hitting Vuzix’s booth during the show, the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses, will apparently be more mainstream, and may remind attendees of a controversial project still brewing under Google’s roof: Google Glass.At first glance,...