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Chanel glasses: Where to get them

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Where to buy Chanel glasses

If you love the iconic Parisian style of the Chanel brand, you may want a pair of the designer glasses to complete your look. There's good news: You can now buy Chanel glasses online at Chanel.com as well as at select optical shops.

Chanel got its start in 1910 with a boutique in Paris and has since become known for its quilted gold-chain handbags, distinctive fragrances and stylish eyewear, which can be hard to find. Here's an overview of the experience of buying Chanel glasses at Chanel.com, including selection, prices, virtual try-on and shipping, as well as a list of other places to buy Chanel glasses.

Buy Chanel glasses online at Chanel.com

If you're a Chanel brand loyalist, you may have lamented about how hard it can be to find Chanel glasses. You'll be happy to know you can now buy Chanel eyeglass frames online exclusively at Chanel.com. You can then take them to an authorized optician to have them fitted with prescription lenses.

Chanel glasses selection 

The Chanel website offers a good selection of Chanel glasses, and likely a wider array of styles than you'll find in most optical shops. The site has 36 styles of eyeglasses available, and many come in multiple colors.

On the Chanel website, you'll find acetate and metal glasses frames in many shapes: butterfly, cat-eye, pilot, rectangle, round and square, with plenty of trendy oversized styles. 

Chanel frames come in colors such as:

  • Black

  • Blue

  • Brown

  • Gold

  • Gray

  • Green

  • Pink

  • Silver

And if you use progressive lenses to switch seamlessly between tasks that require near and far vision, you're in luck. Most of the Chanel glasses offered on the website can take progressive lenses.

Chanel glasses for women

The Chanel site shines when it comes to glasses for women. Here are a few of the most popular styles Chanel offers online:

  • Square Eyeglasses – These classic-but-trendy oversized acetate and metal glasses for women come in four colors: black, transparent gray, tortoise and dark tortoise. Cost of frames: $480

  • Pilot Eyeglasses – This stylish two-tone take on aviators comes in two colors: black with metal accents and gold with gray accents. Cost of frames: $540

  • Cat Eye Eyeglasses – These acetate cat-eye glasses with a metal Chanel logo at the temples come in black, brown, blue and dark tortoise. Cost of frames: $450

  • Round Eyeglasses – These round glasses for women, on the more affordable end of the Chanel price range, come in seven colors, including brown, light pink, and a two-tone, black-with-beige option. Cost of frames: $370

  • Butterfly Eyeglasses – At the high end of the Chanel price spectrum, these metal butterfly glasses come with a removable metal-and-leather chain and five charms. They come in four colors: black, silver with burgundy, gold with black, and gold with green. Cost of frames: $1,600

What about Chanel glasses for men? The glasses offered on the Chanel website are mostly geared toward women. There are a few glasses frames that tend more toward a unisex look, so men may want to shop around the site and consider using the virtual try on tool for these glasses.

Try on Chanel glasses virtually

It can be challenging to buy glasses online without physically trying them on. The Chanel site offers a virtual try-on tool that allows you to activate your camera and "try on" Chanel glasses offered at Chanel.com.

You have to give the site permission to access your camera, then simply choose the style you want to try on. While not ideal, a virtual try-on tool may be the next best option to trying glasses on in person.

Cost of Chanel glasses

Chanel glasses are expensive enough that they could be considered a style investment. The prices of glasses frames on Chanel.com range from $370 to $1,600, with many styles available at the lower to middle end of that price range.

Chanel glasses all come with sample lenses (clear, non-prescription lenses), so plan on spending a few hundred dollars more for prescription lenses. The cost of your lenses will depend on the type of material you choose and whether you get extras such as anti-reflective coating, anti-scratch protection or blue light filtering.

Looking for Chanel reading glasses?

If you want a stylish pair of Chanel reading glasses to help you decipher menus, catch up on email or delve into a novel, you'll need to get a pair made for you. Chanel doesn't sell off-the-shelf readers at Chanel.com.

Fortunately, if you love the brand, you can choose a pair of Chanel frames and have a local optician fit them with prescription reading lenses.

Chanel glasses shipping and returns

So what are the shipping options and return policy when buying from Chanel? You get free shipping on Chanel frames with a choice of three shipping methods: 

  • FedEx Standard

  • USPS Priority

  • FedEx Ground

If you're in a huge hurry to get your new glasses, FedEx Overnight is also available for an extra $20 fee.

Orders must be placed by 3 p.m. Eastern time to be processed that day, and orders are processed and shipped only on weekdays.

Can you return Chanel glasses? Chanel eyewear is returnable for a refund within 14 days of purchase. However, to return any Chanel eyewear, the glasses must have their original sample lenses and the original tag still attached to be accepted. If you have them fitted with prescription lenses, they cannot be returned.

To start a return, you can call Chanel customer service at 800-550-0005 or reach a representative by filling out an online form.

Buy Chanel prescription glasses at an optical shop

Want to buy Chanel prescription glasses in person so you can try them on, see how they fit and pick the perfect pair? Many eye doctors and independent optical shops sell Chanel frames that can be fitted with prescription lenses.

To find eye doctors and shops in your area that carry Chanel eyeglasses, go to the Chanel store locator tool and take these steps:

  • Plug your city, state and country into the search box.

  • Check the box next to the word "eyewear."

  • Click the drop-down arrow for the eyewear category, which will reveal a box you can check for eyeglasses or sunglasses.

  • Check the box for eyeglasses and uncheck the box for sunglasses.

Once you take those steps, you'll see a list of optical shops that carry Chanel prescription glasses. It may be worth it to take a few minutes to contact nearby optical shops to verify that they carry Chanel glasses frames before you make a trip.

Chanel boutiques don't sell optical glasses 

Are you going on a shopping spree in New York, Paris or another big city? You may find the perfect pair of Chanel sunglasses while you're browsing suits, handbags and fragrances. But you won't find Chanel optical glasses (eyeglasses) at Chanel boutiques. 

To find boutiques that carry Chanel sunglasses, you can use the Chanel store finder search tool and select "Chanel boutiques only" while checking the boxes for eyewear and sunglasses. 

However, if you check only the box for eyeglasses while using the search tool, you'll see a note stating that Chanel boutiques do not sell Chanel optical glasses.

See your eye doctor

If you're in the market for a new pair of designer glasses, it's smart to visit your eye doctor first. You can have your vision and eye health checked and get an updated glasses prescription.

If your eye doctor has an optical shop, find out if they carry Chanel frames. An optician can help you choose frames that flatter your face and adjust your new glasses to ensure a great fit when they arrive.

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