Shades Club Sunglasses Review + Coupon – April 2019

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Shades Club is a subscription that delivers a new pair of sunglasses to your door every month.

To give the world access to better sunglasses, we got rid of the middleman, innovated the industry, and added modern convenience through subscription. Our direct-to-consumer approach made increasing quality for a fraction of the price a reality, and it shows. Overhead is way lower, our members are happier, and our value – is guaranteed.

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.)

About This Sunglasses Subscription

The Subscription Box: Shades Club

The Cost: $29.00 per month + free shipping. Save with longer commitments.

The Products: “A brand new pair of shades within a Shades Club microfiber bag that doubles as a cleaning cloth with a few monthly specific themed items such as but not limited to an insert describing the pair of shades, branded fold up case, Shades Club koozie, Shades Club sunglass hanging kit to store and protect your shades and other necessary summer fun items throughout the year.”

Ships to: US for free. International shipping charges depend on the country in which you live, but they are usually around $12-$18.

Good to know: They have a 30-day, hassle-free return or exchange policy as well as a lifetime warranty on every pair of sunglasses. Just reach out to customer care to let them know what happened, and they’ll take care of it for you. They also dropped their monthly price since we last reviewed them in January (from $45/mo).

Shades Club April 2019 Review

There’s an info card that announces their new style: “Summer Vacay”.

Then there’s a lighter weight box inside the one they’re shipped in.

Your sunglasses come in a branded cloth pouch that doubles as a lens cloth with drawstring closure.

Summer Vacay Sunglasses in “Nantucket” – Retail Value $75.00

This is the style they sent out for April! The frames are a lightweight plastic in a matte grey tortoise pattern which I really like!

The arms are a flat black metal and have a recurring quote on the inside of one arm that says “If it feels good do it.”. They were a little tight opening and closing the arms a few times but they do seem pretty sturdy.

Inside the other arm, you’ll find the style name (Summer Vacay) and lens color (Nantucket, aka purple).

At the end of the arm is a little emblem and text saying these were designed in “the sunshine state” and are polarized.

The other side of the ends (which are the same plastic matte grey tortoise as the frames) are branded on the outside.

Here I am rocking my new shades. I really like this round shape on me and think they fit my face a lot better than my last pair! They are a little tight on but I think they’ll stretch once I wear them more and it at least ensures that they won’t be sliding off.

Verdict: I think Shades Club made the right move in dropping their initial cost. $29.00 a pair is a lot easier of a price to get down with and if you sign up for a longer subscription they get even cheaper (especially if you use our $15 coupon below). If you love sunglasses and want a new surprise style every month, this a great way to get exclusive pairs. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It sounds like you probably will.

From Shades Club:

We aim to ship your 1st shipment within the 1st few days of when you order. All subsequent shipments for months 2 and beyond will ship during the first week of each month.

Value Breakdown: At $29.00 for this pair of sunglasses (including free shipping), I saved $46.00 by subscribing instead of paying retail.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Shades Club Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Men, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: shades club | 13 comments


  1. It would be so much nicer if you could have a brief profile stating which shapes/sizes work best on you. I must admit, I’m a bit hesitant to join…

  2. Much better than the monstrosity sunglasses in the Summer Popsugar box!

    • Hi Allison,

      We are happy to hear that! We would love to have you in the Club. If you have any questions we would love to answer them, just email [email protected] and we will get right back to you! Thanks!

  3. I simply love the color but round frames just don’t look good on me :’(

    As a side note, what company ever openly claims that they “innovated the industry”? Rubs me the wrong way.

    • Yea, that’s odd. Like, they’re sunglasses. 🤨

      • Hi Janet,

        We responded above to Nanners comment above, so we would love if you would read that and if you have any additional questions or want other clarifications, please email us at [email protected] and we will be more than happy to answer them!

    • Hi Nanners!

      We have other pairs that we would love for you to pick for your first box if you know this wouldn’t fit you right!
      Just email [email protected] and we will help you out. As for the “innovated the industry” point, we sincerely believe we did but probably not how you may have received it so we would like to talk about that for a second here. We 100% did not create or innovate sunglasses (but we do design our pairs and styles we send) but we helped innovate the sunglasses industry in the sense of the subscription aspect, as we helped start the movement as it was not growing/active before us and now there are a handful of companies now which provide a different aspect to the sunglasses industry as a whole. We do not intend for it to be taken as we innovated sunglasses from the start but rather add a interesting and different spin on the avenue to receive your sunglasses without a middleman or the skyrocketed prices of other companies with our own designs and creations direct to the end consumer. We hope this helped and made sense. We would love to hear from you at “[email protected] ” if you have any additional questions or would like more clarification on this! Thanks so much for your time!

  4. Super cute! They look a lot like the bigger Ilesteva Leonard, and the glasses in summer Popsugar.
    They are designed in California, is there info on where they are made?

    • Anne, just as a point of interest; “the sunshine state” actually refers to Florida.

  5. I did this sub for 6 months. I was not impressed with their customer service. They promised me another pair of sunglasses in an email, then when I told them I did not receive them I was chided like a baby and told we would never promise that. I copied the previous email in and never got any response back. I promptly cancelled. Buyer beware.

    • Hi Heather!

      We apologize if you didn’t have a great experience before. We have improved our operations drastically in the past 6 months and hired a few full time team members to increase our efficiency of our processes and aspects of the company, mainly focused around customer service. We would love to make it up to you from your previous experience, so if you email [email protected] we will take care of you on this. We hope to hear from you. Cheers!

  6. Those look awesome on you! I noticed theres 2 other colors for this design, will everyone get the purple ones for April??

    • Hi Mariek!

      There are actually 4 different colors in total for the April box! Not everyone will get the same color in the April box but if you sign up and email us at [email protected] we can help to get you your favorite color in your first box. We look forward to helping you out!

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