Summer season is fast approaching, which means it’s about time to grab your bathers and head to the beach – and don’t forget those all important sunnies! But with so many options on the market it’s easy to get bogged down by all the choices. Not to mention, finding quality sunnies that provide full UV400 protection from those harsh summer rays without totally breaking the bank, is pretty much impossible. Luckily, there are smaller indie brands looking to shake up the eyewear industry.
One such brand is the Copenhagen-based startup MessyWeekend. Born from the fundamental belief that sunglasses handcrafted from premium materials don’t need to cost premium prices, they have built a young, vibrant brand that most can afford and anyone can be part of.
Haven’t heard of them? We’re sure you’ll be just as obsessed with them as we are after reading this.
1. Price vs. quality - they got it right
Just because they’re an accessory item doesn’t mean you want to pay an arm and a leg for a pair of sunglasses. But finding affordable high quality sunnies that will last you more than one season can be a task and a half, we know.
MessyWeekend sunglasses are handcrafted acetate models with sturdy, well-built hinges and lenses (with full UV400 protection- an absolute must in the harsh Aussie sun!) that give you the feeling of wearing a pair of $400 sunglasses. Well, you can get 3 pairs from MessyWeekend for that price and still have money left for a cold one – a bloody bargain in our books!
2. Excellent designs and a perfect fit
We could go on and on about the quality of these sunglasses and how you’ll be getting more bang for your buck. But let’s be honest, they’re sunnies. Worn on your face and the first thing people see, so if they don’t look good, you’re not going to buy them—quality be damned.
No issues here! MessyWeekend has heaps of models to choose from, so you’re sure to find a pair that will fit both your face and your style. Plus, all of their acetate models are easily adjustable from home for that extra perfect fit!
3. Free Shipping to Australia!
Let’s be honest, we all know the hassle of ordering online from Europe. It’s usually expensive and shipping takes forever. That’s not the case with MessyWeekend, where shipping to Australia is not only FREE but actually arrives pretty fast, in some cases even faster than ordering domestic.
On top of that MessyWeekend offers a 30-day return policy, so you can comfortably try on your sunnies in your own home before committing to the purchase. And if you’re not fully satisfied and want to return your sunnies, you’ll be reimbursed up to 13 AUD of the cost of return shipping.
4. Clean Oceans Initiative
In this day and age it’s simply no longer acceptable for companies to not contribute to bettering the planet in some way. MessyWeekend’s Clean Oceans initiative in partnership with ReSea Project and Plastic Change is an effort to fight the ocean plastic crisis. What’s not to love about that?
For every pair of MessyWeekend sunglasses and skigoggles sold, they donate part of the revenue to facilitating the clean up the equivalent of 100 plastic straws from our oceans. To date they have helped remove over 230 tons of ocean plastic!
5. Trust the Reviews!
Still not entirely convinced? No worries, just check out the heaps of 5-star Trustpilot reviews left by other satisfied Aussie customers!
A seamless ordering process, quick delivery (even from abroad) and stylish sunglasses that are comfortable to wear the whole day. That’s the gist of it. What more is there to say really?
A small but growing Danish startup that’s making waves in Australia, not only with their quality sunnies but their unique founder videos. It turns out that an authentic brand is all it takes to convince people.