STYLE

LEOTONY EYEWEAR: AFFORDABLE & STYLISH FRAMES

November 20, 2017
leotony eyewear

I’ve been wearing glasses since I was ten years old. Frames can be very inconvenient in certain situations and I’ve thought about getting surgery a couple times, but the truth is that I like the way I look when I wear them. During these years (almost two decades!) I’ve worn *a lot* of pairs, and made my parents spend a ton of money (I’m looking at you, old pair of Pradas that cost a fortune).

I started paying for my own frames probably like five years ago, and with the introduction of new independent brands and business models it’s definitely been a revolution in both the way people shop for glasses (I don’t even have to get out of my house anymore!) and the amount of money they have to spend on them.

I’ve purchased a couple of these independent brand in the past, and now I had the opportunity to try a new one: Leotony. To be honest, all these services work in a similar fashion and are pretty straight-forward. I was pleasantly impressed by Leotony because of three things: the ease of use of their website (quite frankly design-wise is not the best I’ve seen, but the platform is fast and reliable and the process is dead simple), the quality of the frames, which is on par with stuff you buy from design labels for a lot more, and finally because they have a great selection of styles (they offer sunglasses too) that ensures that you will find something that fits your taste.

Here’s a quick summary of the process for shopping their website:

  1. Sign up/log in

  2. Fill your prescription (it will be saved for future use, so you can shop even faster)
  3. Select your favorite pair and add it to your cart

I had a hard time trying to decide between styles (thanks to those who helped me choose on my Instagram poll!), but I finally chose Lucas over their Cooper model and I’m very happy with my choice.

When I decide to share with you a product or service, you know that I only do it if I truly believe in the quality of whatever I’m recommending, and Leotony glasses are no exception. For as little as $89, you can get a brand new pair of excellent quality frames (including prescription) right into your doorstep. You could even get a different pair for each day of the week and end up spending the same amount as if you purchased a single designer pair. I’m very pleased supporting this new wave of independent eyewear brands and I don’t plan to look back any time soon.

Before I say goodbye for now I have one last piece of great news. Leotony is currently holding their Black Friday sale, offering 70% off their special Black Friday model (which is quite stylish, mind you) as well as 30% off the rest of their catalog. This could make a great gift for yourself or a special someone this holiday season.

Until next time,

-SGS


Llevo usando lentes prácticamente toda mi vida. En ciertas circunstancias es bastante molesto, pero la verdad es que ya estoy acostumbrado a ellos y aunque he pensado en operarme varias veces, siento que si dejara de usar lentes a diario me vería demasiado extraño.

Durante estas casi dos décadas he pasado por muchos pares y gastado una gran cantidad de dinero (o más bien mis papás), pero desde que empecé a pagarme mis propios lentes (probablemente hace unos cinco años) han llegado al mercado varias marcas independientes con modelos de negocio que han cambiado la forma en la que la gente compra lentes y también en la cantidad de dinero que gasta en ellos. Ya tuve la oportunidad de comprar un par de marcas de este tipo anteriormente, y ahora tuve chance de probar una nueva: Leotony.

La verdad es que este tipo de servicios son muy similares, pero aún así encontré tres cosas que me gustaron de Leotony: la facilidad de uso del sitio (que aunque en términos de diseño francamente no es el mejor de todos sí brinda un proceso sencillo y rápido), la calidad de los armazones y las micas y la selección de estilos que tiene tanto de lentes graduados como de lentes de sol, con la cual de seguro encuentras algo que vaya acorde a tus gustos.

En este caso batallé para decidirme entre dos modelos en particular (gracias a los que me ayudaron a decidir en mi Instagram!), pero al final elegí el modelo Lucas y Cooper quedó como mi segunda opción.

Cuando decido recomendar algo en el blog o en mis redes sociales saben que es porque me convenció lo suficiente, y los lentes de Leotony no son la excepción. Los precios empiezan desde $89 dólares por un par de armazones y micas sencillas, y por esa cantidad de dinero estás comprando lentes de la misma calidad que muchos de marcas de diseñador. De hecho, por lo que cuestan un par de lentes de diseñador podrías incluso comprarte un par distinto para cada día de la semana. En lo personal ya no veo la diferencia entre lentes de marcas independientes en comparación con un par de diseñador, y no planeo dejar de apoyar este tipo de proyectos.

Antes de despedirme les comparto una última buena noticia. Por el momento hay una venta especial de Black Friday en el sitio de Leotony, donde pueden encontrar su modelo Black Friday con u 70% de descuento y el resto de su catálogo con el 30% de descuento. Perfectos para regalarte un par de lentes en esta temporada o para regalar a alguien más.

Hasta la próxima,

-SGS

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