Last Friday I was at another pre fashion week event held by Tesco Opticians. I know most people in the UK probably think – oh god, Tesco glasses equal “cheap and nasty”, probably because Tesco do a lot of “Tesco Value” products through out their store and just the fact they always seem to be competing on price. However, I can assure you that is not the case. Yes, they are cheaper compared to other high street chains but you have to remember the aim of Tesco is to offer their customers something affordable. All the glasses available in Tesco are known brands such as Lipsy, Kangol, Dunlop just to name a few and at £85 for a pair is pretty good. I think Tesco have successful achieved what they have set out to do which is to offer customers something nice and yet affordable.
However, during the event the one thing I was most impressed with was probably seeing the Oscar De La Renta range there! I know for a fact that leading eyewear brand Linda Farrow stock Oscar De La Renta frames but at around £300 upwards just for the frame so how an earth they are available to buy at Tesco Opticians?
Well… the manufacturer of Oscar De La Renta have produced a separate range just for Tesco so do not fret if you just paid £300 at Linda Farrow, there are differences between them. Like I have always explained to people, you cannot pay £125 for a frame and expect it to have the same quality as a pair that cost £300 and this is the same scenario. However, if you love the brand but are unable to afford the £300 price tag then this is your answer. The design of them are not bad at all but I do feel the styles are maybe a little too old for me, as in I can imagine my 54 year old mother wearing them so that is not good for the younger market. The detailing of the glasses is nice, there are some delicate details which I feel are a nice touch considering they are only £125.
My verdict is, if you like the brand but unable to afford the 300 or so pound price tag then I think they are the next best thing. Overall the styles are probably a bit too mature for me but couple of them could work for younger wearers who are in there late 20’s. The quality is as you would expect from a high street chain so all pretty average and the range is aimed at females with all the usual feminine colours to choose from such as red, lilac and the classic black and metal styles are also available. Does it cheapen the brand? Maybe a little but on the other hand who doesn’t enjoy a bit of fashion bargain? The range is available to buy now at your nearest Tesco Opticians or click here to check them out first.