Buying Guide: Gucci Sunglasses

Fashion powerhouse Gucci started as a leather accessories brand in the 1920s, later branching out into fashion. They launched their designer glasses collection in the 60s, and today are recogniseable for their wide lens and oversized designs. These are styles for bold statement makers, spotted on celebrities including Harry Styles, Billie Ellish, and Jennifer Lopez. In this Gucci sunglasses buying guide, we’ll go through everything you need to know about sunglasses from this luxury brand - how to check if they’re real, where they’re made and how to look after them.

How to Tell if Gucci Sunglasses are Real?

If you’re going to invest in a pair of Gucci sunglasses, it’s understandable that you want to ensure they’re the real deal. After all, you’re more likely to find copycat Gucci rather than prescription specs. So how can you check that a pair of Gucci sunglasses are authentic? Firstly, purchase your glasses from a verified Gucci retailer - we’re proud to say that Fashion Eyewear is authorised! Here’s more things you can look out for in a pair of real Gucci sunglasses.
Top tip: The checklist of features below can always be compared to an official photo of Gucci sunglasses models. Comparing and contrasting with an image can help you identify similarities and differences more easily.

The Packaging

First of all, check all the logos that come with the sunglasses packaging. They should either match the current Gucci logo, or previous Gucci logos. You’ll want to check the font, spacing between the letters, and the spelling.
All Gucci sunglasses come in a branded retail box with the logo on.
They also come with a glasses case that has the Gucci logo on the front. The case should have evenly spaced stitching.
Sunglasses from Gucci all come with a dust cloth, again with the brand’s logo on it.
Newer Gucci sunglasses come with an authentication card in an envelope, which - you guessed it - have the logo. The envelope should have a consistent pattern across it. The back of the card has details about the sunglasses, including the model name and colour. Check these against the glasses you have and ensure they match.
Your sunglasses might arrive with a manufacturer’s sticker. This includes barcode, model and colour. Again, double check these details with the glasses you have received. Do they match? Note that Gucci only manufactures sunglasses with Safilo Group - no other manufacturer information should be present in this sticker.
If you’re buying your Gucci sunglasses secondhand, they may not include all the packaging listed here. In this case, you can use the official Gucci Tag service to verify the authenticity of your specs.

The Sunglasses Themselves

There are some details on Gucci sunglasses themselves that you can inspect to check their authenticity. Here’s what to look out for.
Inside, the right arm temple should have the following engraved - the Gucci logo followed by ‘Made in Italy’ or ‘Made in Japan’, and CE (this stands for European Conformity). Like with all the packaging, check the logo is spelled right and spaced out correctly.
Inside, the left arm temple should have the following engraved - the model number, colour code, lens and frame measurements. Do these match your received pair? You can also compare these details to the packaging and authentication card too.
If these logos rub off it’s a sign they are fake.
The nose pad - the Gucci logo should be engraved on the metal attachment.
The hinges - these should be metal with no screws, and move fluidly.
The price - Gucci sunglasses are a luxury, designer item. If the price seems a little too low, it’s likely they’re not the real McCoy.

Where are Gucci Sunglasses Made?

Gucci sunglasses are made in Italy and Japan by the Safilo Group. While most Gucci sunglasses are manufactured and produced in Italy, parts are made in Japan. This includes titanium frames.

How to Tighten Gucci Sunglasses?

As Gucci sunglasses do not have screws in their designs, this isn’t something you can easily fix at home with a screwdriver. To tighten a pair of Gucci sunglasses, you’ll need an optical professional to help out.