Materialism and consumerism go hand in hand. People will pay anything.Its like anything in that area though. Shoes, jeans, shirts. All of that shit is marked up. If you want it your gonna have to pay for it.
The three main companies that make most glasses don't seem to make LV.I knew gucci was made by safilo which is why i nver buy from boutique.
I just picked up a pair of Louis Vuitton Attitude gold sunglasses, really great lenses. Dosent look like LV outsources their manufacturing..
Gucci is Safilo. Burberry is by Lux. 50% at Lenscrafters is still expensive. You can go to a mom and pop place and get it at regular price for less. But it is still much much better than paying their retail prices.My buddy is a lab manager for Lenscrafters. He told me all about this little empire called Luxotica. I couldn't believe it! But the upside of being his buddy, I get 50% off my shit at lenscrafters and sunglasses hut. Just picked up a pair of Gucci and Burberry Shades for half off and got my prescription lenses done for half too. Still a rip off though... But less than full retail!