Thanks to staralaska on Instagram, I made the most amazing discovery that Costco sells Orla Kiely frames!
To my knowledge, Costco is the only retailer that sells Orla Kiely frames in the US. I know they're sold in the UK at Boots, but I've not found them anywhere else...until now. I am so excited for these glasses! I don't have a Costco membership yet (I visited using a "viewing pass"), but once I sign up I plan on getting one pair of eyeglasses and one pair of sunglasses (although it's tempting to get all of them!)
All the eyeglasses below are $99.99 (they currently retail at Boots for 200 pounds, or approximately $343, so these are an AMAZING price. Of course these are only for the frames, so you'd still have to buy prescription lenses).
I like how these are just a simple brown frame with the subtle Orla Kiely print on the front. Very classic shape, but the stems keep them fun. I usually buy smaller frames, so I like how these are a little larger and different from what I'm used to.
The glasses I currently wear (which are Prada) look the closest to this. But I'm looking to purchase something different since I already have a pair similar to these. I do, however, like the tortoise shell frames and the multi-colored stems on the sides.
This pair was the most unflattering on me I think so it's the one I liked the least. I don't usually prefer glasses that have no frame on the bottom. And these were the pair that looked the least like Orla Kiely - the stems were only on the inside, but of course you can't really see them when they're being worn.
I think this is the pair I liked the most because they're just so different from anything I've ever worn. I don't really need a new pair of eyeglasses right now, so since this will be my secondary pair, I think they should be more fun and different. I like the lighter frames and the multi-stem detail on the sides. My choice for eyeglasses is narrowed down to this pair and the first one.
Now onto the sunglasses!
I am SO excited for these sunglasses! I've been wanting a pair of Orla Kiely shades for years and have been stalking these online for a long time. They retail for $245 and they never go on sale. So imagine my delight when I found them at Costco...for only $70! I love how the frames are white and the stems are right in the front - again, very unique and so different from any pair of sunglasses I've ever worn.
I do like these sunglasses also, just not as much as the white pair above. I already have a pair of navy-colored Toms sunglasses, so that's probably why I'm shying away from these. They are still very cute however, and have more of classic look.