SubApollo Sunglasses Review + 50% Off Coupon – Summer 2018

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subapollo box design

SubApollo is a quarterly sunglasses subscription service that delivers two frames to you each season. Just fill out a short style survey, and their designers will hand-pick frames catered to you.

subapollo open box

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

subapollo unboxing

subapollo summer box

About SubApollo

The Subscription Box: SubApollo 

The Cost: $15.00/season + free shipping

The Products: Each season you’ll receive two pairs of sunglasses chosen by SubApollo’s designers. 

Ships to: U.S. for free!

SubApollo Summer 2018 Review

SubApollo offers three options via drop-down menus on the order page. You’ll choose a gender (male, female, or “prefer not to say”), a face shape (narrow, medium, or wide), and your style (open-minded, adventurous, fashion-forward, or simplistic) which will help guide them to what styles they choose for you.

subapollo info card

The box came with a sticker for the brand.

subapollo cateye sunglasses and bag

subapollo tortoiseshell cateye sunglasses

subapollo gold arm sunglasses

subapollo cateye sunglasses

subapollo cateye sunglasses on model

Tortoiseshell Cat Eye Sunglasses

The first pair I got was this set of retro tortoiseshell sunnies. I love the warm, tan hues in the tortoiseshell and the whiskey-hued tint that the lenses have. I feel like the two lenses were a little close together for my face shape—I might’ve been happier with a slightly wider nose bridge. But cat eye sunnies are my favorite shape, and I love the versatility of this neutral-toned pair.

subapollo round sunglasses and case

subapollo tortoiseshell round sunglasses

subapollo round sunglasses arms

subapollo round sunglasses on the side

subapollo round sunglasses on model

Round Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

I love this second pair! I don’t typically reach for this rounder shape, but I find it super flattering. I think they suit my face shape better than I expected. And the big size is right up my alley. Again, the amber-brown tone is really versatile, so I can see wearing these with a ton of different outfits, whether to work or on the weekends.

Verdict: SubApollo really impressed me with the affordability, especially in given the glasses I got. The box is only $15.00, meaning each pair costs less than $10.00. I have a local shop that carries similar “trendy” sunglasses of a slightly lesser quality (the SubApollo styles remind me of what more affordable department store sunglasses might be—they’re not quite designer level, but they strike me as much sturdier than what I’d find at a mall accessories store), and they cost around $10.00+ per pair. Sunglasses are my favorite accessory, so having this subscription to support my habit without costing me an arm and a leg is pretty awesome!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, it looks like their summer box is still available!

Coupon – Use code MSA to get 50% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $15.00 for this box, you’re paying $7.50 per pair.

Check out our other SubApollo reviews and other accessories subscriptions in the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

Posted in SubApollo Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Men, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: subapollo | 12 comments


  1. I just got my 1st sub today. I love my glasses one is glitzy and the other very classic. I used the redbook mag code for 65% off. rb65

    • Thank you for the code!!! Paying a little over $5 is SO AWESOME!

      • Just a heads up mine didn’t come with the cloth pouch to store the sunglasses.

  2. Oh geez I ordered the “Fashion Foward” since I didn’t know which this was, wish I knew because I didn’t get the Cats eyesr oh well will see if I can switch for the Fall box.. I won’r be wearing the 2 that arrived today but for $7.50 they will be gifted.

  3. Just tried to use the coupon code and it’s not working 🙁

    • Perhaps try again, it worked for me yesterday.

  4. Hi Anna! Which options did you choose? Both glasses are awesome and look great on you especially the second pair!

    • These are “simplistic”! Hope that helps 🙂 Thanks so much for reading, everyone!

  5. Anna, I’m curious what option you chose?! Love both of these!

    • Me too!!!!

      • Me three!

    • Me four!

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