Oakley sunglasses are among the most popular with consumers all over the world, due to their excellent brand image, high quality, styling and reputation for technological innovation. However, with such quality and demand comes higher prices, and often people will look for a bargain to try and get their sunglasses at a lower price.
Of course, this leads to opportunities for dishonest sellers to push cheap, counterfeit sunglasses to consumers, leading them in with low prices without telling them that the frames and lenses are fake. So how can you spot these fake Oakley sunglasses? Luckily, there are a few easy ways to tell the real deal from the counterfeits:
- The Box
Whether you’re buying Oakley prescription sunglasses or non-prescription lenses, all genuine Oakley products come in a branded retail box. Of course, these can be faked too, but you should check them for print and image quality, as well as the correct logos and fonts. You should also check the label, which should contain a barcode, model name and a description of the frame and lenses. It’s possible that fake sunglasses can be sold in a genuine box, but it’s still an excellent place to start.
- Dust Bag
All official Oakley sunglasses will come with a dust bag. Check that it has the correct logo in the right place, and that the quality of the materials and stitching matches up to what you would expect.
- Frame logo
Oakley sunglasses always feature their unique ‘O’ logo on the frame. Check that the logo is correct, and that it is lined up properly and feels high quality – often fake frames will have the logo glued on, so check this isn’t the case.
- Left temple arm
All real Oakley sunglasses will bear the model name, number and sizing details on the inside of the left temple arm, as well as an Oakley logo. Check this is there, and that all details match those on the box.
- Made in USA
All Oakley frames are made in America, and should have ‘made in USA’ on the inside of the right temple arm. If it says they’re made in China or Taiwan, they are fake. Similarly, genuine frames will feature a CE mark, which represents conformity to European safety standards.
All new Oakley sunglasses come with a warranty card, and often with a certificate of authenticity. Check these documents are included, and that they include everything that should be there.