Let’s face it: No accessory collection is complete without a pair (or two) of Ray-Bans. The perfect blend of classic and contemporary, these go-to shades are favorites of It girls like Lily Aldridge to Kendall Jenner. But like many of our most beloved pieces, the Ray-Ban style has also attracted a number of knockoffs. For those who value both aesthetics and authenticity, knowing how to tell if Ray-Bans are real has never been more essential. Here’s how to get what you want without getting conned.
Genuine Ray-Bans have noticeable weight to them. Lightly toss and catch the glasses, or pass them back and forth between your hands to confirm a sturdy, well-crafted weight. While you shouldn’t expect them to be heavy, light-as-a-feather shades are a telltale sign that the sunglasses are fake.