Most people have probably experienced walking into, for example, a department store, seeing the selection of beautiful, cool sunglasses, trying on a couple, and just falling in love with the perfect pair. Until, that is, you look at the price tag. We don’t balk at much, but what sunglasses brands are charging for an individual pair is enough to make your jaw drop to the floor cartoon-style. Luckily, there are smaller, indie brands in the industry looking to flip it on its head!
One such brand is the Copenhagen-based startup MessyWeekend. Starting with 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.
1. 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, these are sunglasses. They are worn on your face and are the first thing people see, so if they don’t look good, you aren’t going to buy them—quality be damned.
No issues here! MessyWeekend has a wide range of various models, so you are sure to find a pair that will fit both your face and your style. Scrolling through their Trustpilot reviews, this was some of the most consistent feedback we could find: ‘The fit is just perfect’.
2. Price vs. quality - they got it right
Of course, just because fit is important, doesn’t mean quality isn’t incredibly important! We can confidently say that most people probably want sunglasses that are going to last more than one season, but aren’t going to make you curl up into a sad, little ball if you lose them. MessyWeekend produces handcrafted acetate models with sturdy, well-built hinges and lenses (with full UV400 protection) that give you a 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 well-deserved drink. A killer price-to-quality ratio is a win-win in our book!
3. Not the perfect pair? Enjoy 30-day returns!
Sunglasses are a product that most people want to try on before committing. Again, it’s one of the first things people see when you’re wearing them, so there are just so many factors to consider. Does the shape suit my face? Does the color suit my complexion? Does the design suit my style? These are all questions that can be hard to answer when viewing them online. Plus, let’s be honest, we’re all pretty busy. A 14-day return policy often leads to people just keeping whatever they bought. So the fact that MessyWeekend offers 30-day returns is great! It provides you with the ability to try them on and consider them a bit, with less time pressure.
4. 1 pair of MW = 2 kg plastic waste that will be cleaned from the ocean
In this day and age, no brand has any excuse to not do something to benefit our global community. For MessyWeekend, the natural choice was helping to clean up our environment, because how can you hit the slopes with no snow or ride a wave of trash? That’s why, for every pair of MessyWeekend sunglasses and snow goggles sold, they donate part of the revenue to clean 2 kg of plastic from the our oceans.
5. Small, young start-up with explosive growth - already selling in more than 187 countries
Perhaps most surprising is the fact that MessyWeekend is only two years old and already has people in all corners of the planet wearing their sunglasses and goggles. But that just speaks to the quality of their brand and products—and to their small but hardworking team of just 12 people! Every product design, every website page, every social media post is created by those 12. In the era of big business, where, like, five companies own literally everything on the planet, it’s great to support the small underdogs fighting for their own place in the world!