I agree that they are too easy to loose and also break.
The money is down the drain.
For that very reason, I buy inexpensive sunglasses myself.
One day I will have the money to maybe treat myself, to something a tad nicer.....I think while we have lots of money going out of our wallets, we just have to cut down somewhere!
As long as the 'sunnies' do a o.k. job, then there's no problem I tell myself.
They ARE a fashion statement, always have been.
I'm not wearing a Chanel dress today or any other day, so down to El Chepo,
for me too.
I used to only buy cheap glasses, but back in 2007 I was on the road a lot for work, so I decided to look at some more expensive sunglasses. I bought some Arnettes, I think they were around $140 or so, and they were the best glasses I have ever owned. The lenses were perfect, the frame was solid, I loved them. I had them for 6 month before I forgot them in a public bathroom. I tried going back 5 minutes after leaving them, but the glasses were already gone. I've been mourning their loss ever since. Arnette doesn't make this model anymore, and I can't seem to find any with the same lenses. I won't be dropping money on another pair unless I can find something as good as my last expensive pair.
My eyes just can't deal with sunglasses so I never buy them. If I did, however, I doubt I would pay more than $20. I had some made in my prescription and they got wasted as I felt blind. Tried Transitions too and no go there either.