Where to buy cheap Ray-Ban sunglasses online and how to tell if they’re real or fake

Whether you like Wayfarers or Aviators – these are the best places to buy a pair of classic Ray-Ban sunglasses for less and avoid getting ripped off


With the sun finally deciding to make a proper appearance and scorching 30C temperature expected over the Bank Holiday weekend, it’s probably time to invest in a nice pair of sunglasses.

And no sunglasses brand epitomises summer cool like a classic pair of Ray-Bans.

The brand is the go-to make for celebs like Kate Moss, Beyonce – and even our very own royal fashionista, Kate Middleton.


But despite the universal appeal some shoppers are put off by the hefty price tag, which is why it is worth doing your homework on how you can snap up a good deal on the coveted fashion accessory. As well as some tips on how to not get ripped off.

Best places to buy Ray-Bans

Here is our round up of some of the best places to buy some cheap Ray-Ban sunglasses online or on the high street.
1. Amazon

The sheer volume of stockists featured on the Amazon means you’re guaranteed to find competitive prices for a wide range of Ray-Ban styles, including the popular Wayfarer and Aviator styles.
2. The Outnet

The online designer discount retailer features up to 40% off current and older seasons Ray-Ban styles.
3. Sunglasses Shop

As a certified Ray-Ban dealer the sunglasses specialists is a safe bet for shoppers scared of being scammed.

There’s a wide range of styles at good prices and the Sunglasses Shop also offers free delivery and returns too.
4. Secret Sales

Sign up to Secret Sales and get access to daily designer sales and dicsounts.

The site has previously featured flash sales of up to 40% off Ray-Ban styles.
5. Costco


Bear with us on this one… While it isn’t an obvious choice, if you can find someone with a Costco card, it is worth heading to the wholesale cash and carry and checking out their Ray-Ban sunglasses ranges.

They are often sold at a discount to the official RRP year-round.

It’s also worth noting that major brands like House of Fraser, ASOS and John Lewis also stock Ray-Bans and often include them in seasonal sales and discounts throughout the year.

These distinctive hallmarks will ensure you can spot an authentic pair of Ray-Bans and unearth any dodgy fakes.

Look for the RB and model number etched onto the left temple arm


Check the quality of the material – if it feels or looks cheap, shows any signs of rough spots or imperfections there’s a high chance their aren’t the real deal.

Are the lenses glass. Gently tap on the lens to check as real Ray-Bans are always made with glass rather than plastic.

Check nose pad by looking for tiny RB etched into the metal centre.

Look at the packaging – the real deal comes in a leather pouch which shouldhave a Ray-Ban logo on the fastening, a big logo on the front, booklet and cleaning cloth.

Check out our gallery below of some of the world’s most famous Ray-Ban wearers


Ray-Ban Wayfarers with Clear Lenses

Original Wayfarers with clear prescription lenses

Original Wayfarers Eyesize 50 with clear prescription lenses

Ray-Ban Wayfarers with Clear Lenses. We get asked this all the time: “Can you put clear lenses in my sunglass frames?” People want this for a variety of reasons, whether it’s for safety eyewear, to ride their bike or motorcycle at night, or for the cool, trendy look – especially with the Ray Ban Wayfarers. You know, those swanky glasses you probably see six cashiers wearing when you stop into your neighborhood Trader Joe’s store.

Ray-Ban Wayfarers with Clear Lenses

SportRx President Rockin’ It

The process is really simple. We take the Ray Ban Wayfarers and pop out the original non-prescription sunglass lenses. And instead of turning them into prescription sunglasses, we make them into everyday, prescription eyeglasses. In fact, our own president, Dan, has a really cool pair that we set up that way. We can set you up with a custom pair of your own. Order online from SportRx and choose the clear option when you select your lens color at check-out. Feel free to call us up if you have more questions!


Ray Ban Rare Prints – Fashion Sunglasses Online

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Fitting in perfectly for Spring and Summer, Ray Ban updates their all popular original wayfarer RB 2140 this season with special limited edition prints.

To mark the limited edition and distinguish it from their standard Ray Ban RB 2140 Wayfarer, the frame comes packaged with a special edition red Ray Ban box and case, Rare Prints certificate of authenticity, as well as each frames inside temple is labeled indicating the rare print series.

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Ray Ban’s Rare Prints Special Series # 1 features an eye-catching floral design.

SHOP Ray Ban RB 2140 Rare Prints Series 1 Sunglasses >>

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Ray Ban Rare Prints Special Series # 2 features the New York subway map officially licensed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) of New York.