I was sunbathing one summer outside my office when a young intern I knew passed by. We exchanged pleasantries and our deep, meaningful and highly stimulating conversation then went as follows:
Me: Those are nice sunglasses you are wearing.
Girl: Thanks. These are Gucci, but you should see my Ray-Bans.
Me: Gucci, Ray-Bans? That’s good. I buy mine from Bipa (they cost less than EUR15.00)
Girl: You should never buy cheap things. You should buy quality and have them insured in case you lose or break them.
Below is a sample of cheap Bipa sunglasses. I don’t think they are bad looking but the main thing is they get the job done:
Needless to say, I found this conversation outside my sphere because:
1) I am not interested in brand names. I do buy brand names if I have to, but the generic ones work more for me.
2) I have family responsibilities that I prioritize more than having a brand name. The girl lives with her parents and has zero responsibilities as far as I know.
3) I am not a free model. If there is one thing I hate, it is to be a free advert for someone so much that I rarely wear anything showing the name of a brand.
4) The fact that I grew up during a period before people went crazy with brand names may have made me not care much for them. I don’t know…..
All the same, can anyone buy me some Gucci sunglasses? 🙂