Ray-Ban has been manufacturing sunglasses for more than 80 years, and as one of the most popular brands on the market, they can be on the pricey side. When shopping for Ray-Bans, you need to make sure you get what you pay for. Numerous knock-off companies manufacture replicas, and dishonest dealers sometimes try to pass them off on unsuspecting buyers. If you’re in the market for a new pair of Ray-Bans, make sure you know exactly what to look for to ensure you don’t wind up with a pair of fakes..
Get the Real Deal: Don’t Be Disappointed By Fake Ray Ban Sunglasses With a little experience, it’s not that difficult to tell fake Ray Ban sunglasses from the real thing. Holding a pair in your hand, assess the texture, fit and build of the supposed Ray Ban shades. In other words, if they don’t look like they’re made to the highest standards, from the finest materials in the world, then they aren’t genuine authentic Ray Bans.
Next, take a look at the Authenticity Card. Ray Ban doesn’t skimp on this either; if it’s not printed on the best card stock, using the best printing equipment, and if it’s not free from typos and grammatical errors, you’ve got a fake pair of RayBan sunglasses, not the real thing.
Other features of real Ray Ban sunglasses: Real Ray Ban sunglasses have the “RB” logo etched into the side of the frames, instead of painted, though recent fakes have featured a sloppy etched logo, so look out. The nose pads should feature the interlocking “RB” logo, not the words “Ray Ban.” If the logo on the nose pads is not the interlocking style, you’ve got a fake.
Rubber Quality: All of the rubber components, including frame covers, should incorporate chalky, high quality rubber – not slimy, stiff, or slick, cheap-looking rubber.
Warranties: Look for a quality print job, with very dark black inks, and stiff glossy card stock that’s precision cut and folded.
Soft Case: Even the fakes have fur lined-cases now, so look out. The gold Luxottica logo on the case should be sharp and clean; anything less, and it’s not an authentic pair of Ray Ban sunglasses.
Distribution Sticker: The gray/silver box should have a sticker with a barcode, the distributor’s name, model number, frame number, dimension, and lens type. This sticker is semi-permanent, and can be easily removed. If this sticky doesn’t exist on your Ray Ban box, you’ve got a fake pair of sunglasses. Also, the genuine Ray Ban outer box should have a recycling logo on it.
Cleaning Cloth: This will be made of the finest materials, with a print job of the finest quality.
Bonus: how-to-spot-fake video