Yea or Nay: Renting Designer Sunglasses

It’s baaacccckkk.. Due to overwhelming demand, we’re bringing back Kathryn’s weekly “Yea or Nay” posts. For you new TBFers, in this weekly segment, Kathryn posts her thoughts on controversial fashion trends, styles, or events and ask you, our wonderful readers, to give your two cents. Lert the fun begin!

Would you pay $65.00 a month to rent a pair of designer sunglasses? Well..one luxury-for-rent site is betting that you will. For $65.00 (or $95.00 for non-members), you can be the owner of a pair of designer sunglasses.

For. A. Month.

Now, I’ve heard of a lot of crazy stuff, but this, my friends, is totally wacky. First, a majority of the sunglasses available for rent, can purchase at your local Saks or Neiman Marcus outlet for less than the cost to rent them for a month (ex: I got a pair of fabulous Gucci sunglasses for $49.99- a small fortune for me, but much less than $95.00- from Saks Outlet). Secondly, and not to be too judgemental here, are we really that desperate for logos (and according to our poll last week, TBF readers aren’t) that we would overpay for a pair of designer sunglasses? Sunglasses that probably cost around $5 to make?

So, what do you think? Designer Sunglasses: Yea or Nay?