“Well hello there!”
When I got my box of Rivey and Sway eyewear try-ons this past week, let’s just say I was giddy with excitement. This method of eyeglass shopping has been around for some time, from Warby Parker and other brands, and now from Rivet and Sway. I love the idea of cutting out the “middleman”, and trying on glasses in the privacy of my own home. These glasses were super cute and actually available to order for a try-on (often an issue with other similar brands). I finally tried this experience, mainly because Rivet and Sway’s marketing “swayed” me by designing a product for consumers like me:
- The welcome email said glasses are designed for women’s faces, which may be smaller with higher cheekbones, and are often the cause of my dismay with other brands.
- The pairs include thin lenses, which the very nearsighted folks like myself really need.
- The cost is $169 for the first pair, and $99 for every pair after. Not a bad deal considering my last glasses, which I can’t wear due to sizing and issues with fit, cost me around $400.
- They also asked for my current glasses size, which helped with recommendations customized for my face size.
Let’s talk packaging…they do it right. My package arrived promptly in 2 days – super fast shipping in my opinion. Sure there is a lot, but you return it back to them and I imagine they could reuse some of it if possible. It’s also beautiful, designed for a woman, and made me feel like I was opening a lovely box of perfume bottles…very smart.
The actual glasses they have vary a lot by style, and use (like sunglasses, etc.). My try-ons had different impacts on my face, and I made some funny faces while trying them on (my somewhat failed attempt at humor). But I can confidently say I liked 3/5 of them, and now am stuck deciding which to buy. Not a bad problem to have. These are definitely a haute product for me.
Anyways, maybe you can help me decide? Which glasses should I buy?