Last April I bought a beautiful pair of Chanel Sunglasses at the NYC boutique. I brought them home to have prescription lenses put in and have been oh so happy with them. I chose to NOT use the hard case they came with because I found it to bulky in my purse. Instead I used a padded ,fabric ( vera bradley) sun glass holder because it took up less room. I began to notice one ear piece was getting a little squished. Did I change my evil ways and use the hard case. No, I just pushed the ear piece back in place. Finally, it fell off in my hand! The hinge is completely trashed and according to my optical shop here, cannot be repaired. I'm so mad at myself. Cautionary tale..... use your hard case for large sunglasses and spare yourself the tragedy of sunglass sadness!! P.S. I am considering calling the boutique to have them send me the same pair again. I do have perfectly good lenses to place in them. But presently I am berrating myself, and am not sure I deserve a new pair!