VINTAGE SUNGLASSES FROM 1950'S TO 1980'S
There is an industry popping up for trendsetting celebs and fashionistas, 'vintage eyewear' - vintage sunglasses to be exact - and personal stylists just for your eyes! Personal eye wear consulting company called The Vintage Frames Company stocks up to 100,000 unique frames at any given time.
Based in Montreal, Canada, the frames sold come from the owner’s world wide travels and are hand picked by its fashion historian staff. They are original unworn 1950's to 1980's brand names. The staff works closely with artists to revive styles once popular in those times.
The Vintage Frames Company has worked with some of today’s largest celebrities from Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, KanyeWest and P.Diddy. Known for their own sunglass high style, the Olsen Twins, Rachel Zoe, Kate Moss andNicole Richie are amongst the many adoring celebrities who are influencing today's sunglass trends.
The shopping experience at The Vintage FramesCompany is unique, as clients get a personal stylist for their eyes as well as a history lesson helping them understand the background and craftsmanship of their chosen frame.
Brands include Dior, Cartier, Carrera, Persol, Ray-Ban,Porsche, Dunhill, Gucci, Laura Biagiotti, Balenciaga, Cazal, Gianfranco Ferre, Gucci, Nina Ricci, Persol, Ultra, Yves St-Laurent etc. They also provide services for designers from today’s top selling current brands with a historical look at eyewear's past. From this, many elements of past iconic styles are used as the basis of newly produced eyewear.
Corey Shapiro, CEO of The Vintage Frames Company, has a vast knowledge in fashion history so he and his team of skilled fashionistas travel worldwide to hand pick the most luxurious and rare frames often seen in magazines and music videos.
Much of the newly produced eyewear is in fact almost entirely influenced by past iconic styles. Head office is not open to the public, but they will do private appointments for eye-wear enthusiasts.