grey ant-alikes

The real deal
The knock offs
The real deal again

The knock offs. AGAIN
Photos by me
Long time readers here know I love wayfarers so no suprises that the Grey Ant status sunglasses were on my radar.
Not being able to try them on first before shelling out $260 put me right off.
With fingers crossed, I ordered versions via Urban Outfitters online (under $20 each) and they are suprisingly gorge. Bonus points: the gradient shade on top is dark enough to hide the eyes. These frames are thick, solid and giant sized.
Urban is sold out (for now). Get them on eBay here or here or check your closest UO shop.

UPDATE: Found another site here that has them thanks to a blog reader who emailed me.


  1. SHE KNOWS says:

    amazing! im so going to get these! thanks for sharing the link!

  2. Natalie says:

    wow, really close replica!

  3. Sarah Dee says:

    they’re pretty awesome look alikes! cant wait to see what they look like on!


  4. Mia Delessi says:

    I have the same sunglassses, LOL

  5. Coco and Zaahb says:

    I love a good knockoff, its great way to make sure your going to love the item BEFORE spending a crap load of money on it

  6. Ebbie says:

    These sunglasses are hot. I may have to pick up a pair.

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  7. Michelle Elaine says:

    Paola Loves to Shop also has some great Status frame knock offs.


  8. Nicola says:

    hmmm just may get me a pair of those. rather snazzy! thanks for the

  9. LACY says:

    luv those and they look so much alike and the thick frames are great also 🙂

  10. Valentina says:

    Actually I’m not a big fan of Wayfarer squared style…I prefer huge lullaby sunglasses or cat eye, more vintage and feminine..

    Valentina from Fashion Trotter – 100% italian street style

  11. Steph says:

    I just bought a pair. Thanks Karen…I am suppose to be on a “no spend” challenge. but for $5, I can back it up.

  12. Clara says:

    I’ve been close a few times to getting the real deal…good thing i didn’t!

  13. Tip says:

    thanks so much for the tip..just ordered the red on ebay!! can’t wait to see them on u!

  14. LUU H. says:

    they are extremely cool !

  15. Malena says:

    Great deal and great sunglasses! 🙂

  16. Brandie says:

    Oh you were wearing those on the train! It was nice to meet you:-)

  17. Karoline says:

    Really cool!

  18. rae says:

    I have the SAME knockoffs! cant justify the cash the real deal would cost me….also you can buy them at some Buffalo Exchange shops for like $8.00!

  19. joana says:

    nice post
    the sunglasses are gorgeous

  20. caylee says:

    why didn’t i purchase these when i first saw them on the UO site? ughhhhhh. hope they restock.

  21. Morning Cloak says:

    I’ve always thought that knockoff shoes or purses are terrible, but for some reason knockoff sunglasses don’t offend me very much- and I have to say these are some pretty great ones!

  22. Karen says:

    Glad some of you ordered the shades. I didn’t see Urban’s site state ‘online only’ if I recall so they should have these at the shop too I think.

    Valentina – like anything, each to his own : )

    Rae – woah didn’t know that! Seems like these have been right under my nose then and I didn’t know it.

    Caylee!! – I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you.

  23. Vee says:

    have and love the originals but picked up a pair of the tors to make into prescrips! thanks for post! love your blog been a reader for a bit!