Top Shops for Buying Vintage-Style Glasses Online

Posted by on Nov 05, 2013

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Vintage and retro-style eyewear can bring together your whole look. But where can you shop for eyeglasses inspired by a bygone era? We've rounded up several of our favorite shops with authentic frames for less, including one with dozens of picks for $10!

Vintage Optical Shop

Perhaps no frame is more decidedly vintage than a pair of classic cat eye glasses of the '50s and '60s. This gorgeous pair of authentic vintage frames were never used, and they are ready for your prescription.
Shop eyeglasses at the Vintage Optical Shop.
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Zenni Optical

Want the look of vintage glasses for a low price? Head directly to Zenni Optical for fashionable eyeglass frames starting at just $6.95. Stick with the standard prescription frames or add high-quality lenses for not much more. After shelling out $200-plus for glasses for years on end, this is the only place that my husband and I shop anymore. Let the compliments roll in.
Shop retro-style eyewear at Zenni Optical.
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Check out the vintage eyeglasses category at online shopping sites like eBay for the chance to buy quality retro frames for less. This unisex option made in the '80s comes with a rose-colored sunglasses lens. Exchange for prescription lenses if you'd like.
Shop retro eyeglasses at eBay.

This pair of '40s British American vintage glasses is just one of many gems at this favorite shop. Check out retro spectacles sorted by decade or choose by designer.
Head to Solakzade for vintage eyeglasses with international flair.
Vintage Sunglasses

Cazal eyewear like this pair reminds us of the Run DMC style from the '80s. Shop eyewear inspired by the hip-hop era with these German-made frames, and you'll get looks wherever you go.
Shop more frames at Vintage Sunglasses.

Photo credits: Vintage Optical Shop, Zenni Optical, eBay, Solakzade, Vintage Sunglasses.

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