Every woman has some accessory that is utterly useless and serves no other purpose in her life but to look cool and get other women talking. And this season it’s the Lace covered sunglasses from Chanel. As seen on the Chanel Spring/Summer 09 runway, these babies ooze Karl Lagerfeld’s imprint. If you’re expecting some sun-blocking, UV-shielding lenses, these aren’t for you. But if you want to achieve that “I’m cooler than you” pop-star bravado that Rihanna and Kanye have blithely mastered, especially when it comes to their killer shades, then pick up a pair. They’ll only set you back $895 a pop.
Available at Chanel boutiques.