For ages, sunglasses are worn across the globe by everyone from the man in the street to A-list celebrities and royalty. People wear them to accentuate their outfit, to protect their eyes and even to make a fashion statement. But did you know that your shades can make you rich?
BIG IN HOLLYWOOD
Everyone knows the iconic sunglasses, Audrey Hepburn rocked in the blockbuster “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. She made herself and this cat-eye frame from Oliver Goldsmith legendary with a stunning performance in the film. Tom Cruise is another big star, who placed an eyewear brand on the grid. His Pete “Maverick” Mitchell portrayal in Top Gun made the Ray-Ban’s Aviator sunglasses even more popular. If you happen to stumble on one of these eyewear icons, you will have gold in your hands, as they only get more valuable with age and get auctioned for a lot of money.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Your sunnies can also increase a lot in value if they were worn by fashion icons, who sadly have passed away. For example, the original hippie Teashades of John Lennon were recently sold on an auction for $200,000. Also the loss of Karl Lagerfeld has an influence on the vintage sunglasses market. There are a lot of sunglasses produced based on his designs, in honour of his death. If you are the lucky one, who still has orginal Karl Lagerfeld shades, you probably have a little fortune sitting on your face.
YOUR SHADES ARE HERE TO STAY
Today, we see a lot of people investing in sneakers. Usually, shoes are made of fake leather and plastic, which will desintagrate in a couple of years. Old and vintage sunglasses are made from titanium and acetate, which will last forever. COVID-19 made us realize that we need to invest in more valuable products. First, we need to understand the value of a higher priced products and later we can enjoy the benefits of it. This is the time to invest in limited edition and vintage sunglasses, so why not start today?