I decided a month or so before my birthday that I wanted new sunnies and set my heart on a pair of pradas after admiring a pair on one of the beautiful mama's in my mother's group. I tried the same ones that she had and they looked re-donk-a-donk on me but I wasn't phased and continued my search. I settled on these beauties and thought I'd get my sister to source them on her honeymoon in Hawaii. Turns out they are so-last-season in the U S of A and given the exchange rate, sunglasses as a whole weren't much cheaper. I then sort of did a backflip and thought there is no way I could justify spending $390 on a pair of sunglasses when I could get a good-old-reliable pair of raybans for less than half the price. So I went on a bit of a mission with my partner-in-crime miss katy potaty and decided that I would potentially get a pair of reflector-lens Maui Jims (although I wasn't fussed on the brand) or a pair of matt grey "Justin" ray bans.
Nothing was still decided on when I decided to do a search on instagram for #sunglasshutaustralia where I stumbled across a magical post - a snapshot of a 'family and friends' email offering 30% off when you buy one pair of sunglasses and wait for it ... 40% off when buying two or more. The offer is available in-store and online so I went instore and mentioned the 'email' and the shop assistant didn't seem phased (although apparently to use in-store they need to enter a special code) when I could not show her my copy of the email on my smart phone (quite simply because I didn't have one).
It would be criminal not to take advantage of the 40% offer, right? Yea, I thought you would agree. So I got my Prada's and a $99 pair of DKNY for under $300 (over $90 cheaper than the full price of the Prada's. The difference in price to get the extra pair? Twenty buckaroonies. Money well spent I say.
Yours in bargain hunting (oh, and mummy business)