How to spot fake Prada sunglasses

Medically reviewed by Khuram Sarwar, Dispensing Optician at Feel Good Contacts.

Prada was founded in 1913 in Milan; the company started by selling leather goods and expanded from there. It didn’t take long for Prada to become one of the most covetable and respected fashion houses in the world.

As a popular choice for sunglasses, it's no surprise that many unreliable retailers are trying to pass off fake Pradas as authentic. Read our guide to get top tips on how to spot fake Prada Sunglasses.

Do Prada sunglasses have serial numbers?

For newer models, inside the top part of the right lens, you’ll find the product’s serial number etched into the lens. The serial number is very small, which makes it difficult for people to imitate on fake products. The Prada logo is also usually engraved on the left lens.

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You’ll also notice on the inside arm of the model, the Prada logo will be printed along with ‘Made in Italy’ to show that the sunglasses were made at the Luxottica factory in Italy, where all Prada sunglasses are made. All Prada sunglasses will also feature the ‘CE’ or ‘UKCA’ icon on the inside arm to show that they conform to applicable health, safety, and environmental regulations with the European Union and the UK.

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You can also be assured of UV protection as all the sunglasses at Feel Good Contacts protect against 100% of UVA and UVB rays.

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The inside of the other arm will show the model number, which will start with ‘s’ for sunglasses, then ‘PR’ for Prada, followed by the model number. Also shown here are the measurements of the lens diameter, arms and nose bridge in mm, eg: 53 / 22.

After this will be the colour code, then the length of the arms, and lastly, the lens category. Check the measurements of the sunglasses to check that they correspond to the ones shown on the arms.

The Prada logo

The ‘R’ in the Prada logo is a very specific shape, at the bottom it’s slightly angled with a piece missing from the inner, top part. This angled ‘R’ will look less pronounced on the model itself compared to the booklet and carry case.

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Do Prada sunglasses come with a case?

Yes, all Prada sunglasses come with an official Prada carry case and cleaning cloth. The type of case will depend on the particular model and the year of release. Prada sunglasses will come with an information booklet. Check the font on the front of the booklet and the case.

How much do Prada glasses cost?

As a premium brand, Prada sunglasses are a higher cost than some other sunglasses brands. The excellent craftsmanship, fashionable design details and outstanding quality of these sunglasses is reflected in the price. Fake Prada sunglasses will probably be sold at a cost that seems too good to be true; this should be a red flag when you’re looking for authentic sunglasses.

Where can I buy Prada sunglasses?

Feel Good Contacts are the place to shop from if you care about buying designer sunglasses at the most affordable prices. You can be sure of authenticity when you buy from Feel Good Contacts. All our sunglasses are genuine and sourced directly from official manufacturers. Our sunglasses also come with a 12-month warranty, so you can be sure of authenticity when you shop with us.

Disclaimer: The advice in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace medical care or an in-person check-up. Please check with an eyecare professional before purchasing any products or remedies. For information on our article review process, please refer to our Editorial Policy.

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