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Vintage retro glasses

Lunettes Selection has drawers chock full of vintage classic glasses treasures available to view right here online, as well as in our independent eyewear boutiques in Berlin. The best in vintage unworn eyeglasses and retro sunglasses with style -- from Cat Eye to Aviator -- are waiting to be discovered. These glasses are paired with carefully selected top contemporary eyewear design lines, including Masunaga, Lunor, and in-house eyeglasses brand Lunettes Kollektion. All glasses are chosen with an eye for the timeless and the stylish. Each fabulous eyeglasses frame, be it metal or acetate, retro or modern, vintage or new, can be fitted with prescription or non-prescription glasses lenses as well as made into eye-catching sunglasses, also with tinted prescription lenses. Every season brings a freshly curated cache of the past’s now hip retro eyewear styles and vintage eyeglasses curiosities, discovered by Lunettes’ committed team of vintage scouts. For our latest trove of retro eyeglasses and sunglasses, we tracked down a wide array of rare vintage metal and plated glasses models. These eyeglasses were especially selected for their iconic brands, sophisticated vintage shapes, top design, and high-quality glasses finishing. All vintage glasses eras are represented in our veritable and virtual museum of eyeglasses. The collection of never-been-worn eyeglasses and sunglasses includes truly antique metal or horn glasses, flirty vintage Cat Eye and Butterfly eyeglasses from the 50's and 60's, and strongly solid diplomat-style glasses. More recent vintage style glasses history is also on display, with retro 80's mirror-lens Aviators and 90's small round and oval metal frame hipster eyeglasses and unisex black-rimmed sunglasses in the mix.

Which eras and styles does Lunettes Selection offer?

All decades and types are represented in our collection of unworn beauties:
  • Antique Metal Frames
  • Antique Horn Glasses
  • Contemporary Genuine Horn
  • Gold-plated Frames
  • Celluloid 1940's
  • Feminine Vintage Cat Eye
  • Women's Butterfly Frames
  • 50's Shapes for Men and Women
  • 60's Frames for Men and Women
  • Oversized
  • Panto Frames
  • Square Frames
  • Boxy Black Nerd Frames
  • 80's Aviators
  • Run DMC Cazal Frames
  • 90's-style Small Round
  • 90's-style Small Oval
  • 90's Minimalist
  • Double-Bridge
  • Unisex Frames
  • Geometric Shapes
  • Tortoiseshell Glasses
  • Rimless Frames
  • Nylor Frames
  • Metallic Frames
Simply stroll through our online selection of retro eyeglasses. Or search by vintage style, historical era, material, colour, shape, or glasses brand. Discovery is half the fun. We hope you enjoy looking through our retro rarities as much as we enjoy searching out the finest vintage eyeglasses and sunglasses for you!

Why vintage glasses?

Vintage and retro glasses provide a unique fashion flair, and offer an array of styling possibilities, whether matched with basic black or Nordic neutrals. Our vintage eyeglasses experts will help you discover your very best pair, be it eyeglasses or sunglasses, or both. Choose from a beloved retro eyeglasses shape, like Cat Eye and Aviator. Or go timeless with horn-rim style, rimless or semi-rimless glasses, Nerd glasses, or Panto vintage glasses frames. A spectrum of glasses colors also awaits to delight your eyes -- from black to tortoise to gold and silver or even rose and crystal blue. The best designers of classic vintage eyeglasses and sunglasses are represented in our collection. Think Shuron or Robert La Roche, an Algha Panto or a Selecta Cat Eye, in metal and acetate.

Which other designers does Lunettes Selection carry?

  • Gucci
  • Burberry
  • Gianni Versace
  • YSL
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier
  • Hugo Boss
  • Alain Mikli
  • Carerra
  • Cazal
  • Essilor
  • Porsche Design
  • Epos Milano
  • Jean Lafont
  • Lunor
  • Christian Roth
  • Oliver Goldsmith
  • Playgirl
  • Ray-Ban
  • Polaroid
  • Ralph Vaessen
  • Randolph USA
  • Marwitz
...and many, many more.

What about lenses? Can Lunettes put my prescription in vintage frames?

Each carefully chosen vintage glasses and sunglasses frame can be fitted with lenses that meet each wearer's optical needs. Just send us your prescription and lens style preference, and we will finish your eyeglasses or sunglasses in your frame of choice. There's nothing quite like having modern technology's best prescription lenses in the antique or vintage frames of your retro eyeglasses dreams! The finished glasses, complete with custom lenses, will be sent to you in just a few days. Additionally, we offer progressive or varifocal lenses in our stores in Berlin, as well as eye tests. Choose from:
  • Prescription Glass
  • Tinted Lenses
  • Fashion Glass
  • Standard to Ultra Thin Thickness
  • Progressive Lenses (in-store only)
Lunettes Selection serves up vintage spectacles and retro glasses and sunglasses that span the style spectrum, from essentially elegant to freak-flavored. The quality vintage pieces offer ideal alternatives to the banal optical frames at fast-fashion chains, while avoiding flea market nostalgia — divine, rather than dusty could be our motto. Purchase online with comfort and ease, secure in the knowledge that we guarantee your glasses satisfaction.

What if I have questions?

Our team of eyewear lovers would be delighted to tell you more about the sunglasses in our vintage treasure trove, and to ensure you get the perfect pair of shades, be it retro, or modern. We are ready and waiting to advise about everything you ever wanted to know about eyewear. Just give us a call -- free of charge within Germany -- or email us. We are happy to assist you in Deutsch, English or Nederlands. More spectacles styles are available on request, and in our Berlin stores. Please view our assortment of vintage glasses and vintage sunglasses here online, perhaps order a batch of retro frames to try on at home with our eyeglasses sampling service, and consult our optical staff about the lenses that best suit your prescription.

Can you tell me more about Lunettes Selection?

Sure! We'd love to. Voted “Best Eyewear Shop” by Monocle, and dubbed “the World’s Most Fabulous Eyewear Shop” by Fräulein Magazine, Lunettes Selection stores are top destinations serving international creatives. Our eyewear blends fine materials and modern design with an appreciation of the artisanal, the rare, and the timeless. The name Lunettes Selection is now synonymous with the best in European designer glasses for women and men, as well as an unrivaled array of the finest vintage finds. Lunettes Selection's happy customers and wearers include men and women from the worlds of fashion, art, film, and business who value free expression of ideas and traditional quality and craftsmanship. It's this combination of factors that makes us popular and admired by eyewear fans, opticians, and stylists everywhere. Our vintage glasses and sunglasses have been featured in the best fashion and design publications; we also provide vintage spectacles to filmmakers and theater directors for use in their productions.

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