In the 1970s, new borders were crossed. Taboos broken, traditions were tossed aside – and in design everything got bigger. The shoes were stacked, the bottoms were belled - mens and womens alike. And glasses, too responded to the inflation of the nations.

From the mean streets to the disco, Scorsese to Saturday Night Fever, the 70s combined gritty realism with glitz and glamour, to view through the lens of all-night parties and political hangovers. Hollywood became Hollyweird; Hippies joined the scene and jumped on screen, peepers hidden behind enormous colorful sunnies.


Style let it all hang out. Eyewear was big and bold, staking its territory across half the face. Lenses were tinted with bright and subtle hues - day and night. Acetate tended towards two-tone and gradient tones, while metal frames shone silver and gold rimmed. Sunglasses were massive and mirrored, in playful colors and unique shapes, the better to pair with your mini or maxi skirt.

Think Jack Nicholson's aviator shades -- and Jackie O's sunglasses -- always oversized, be they oval, square sunglasses, or round. Or imagine -- the black shield sunnies worn by Yoko Ono, masking her from the world and later appearing on her album covers. At Lunettes Selection, we have the best in vintage unworn glasses that call back to classic style moments from icons like these.


Styles from the 70s have their fans and their detractors, but choosing the right model for you can require expert help. Lunettes Selection's eyewear experts are happy to help you sort the fad from the fashion, finding you accessories that suit your personality and needs. Explore our retro rarities here in our online shop, or come visit one of our three Berlin shops. We have a glorious array of vintage glasses and sunglasses on view and to try in Mitte, Charlottenburg, and Prenzlauer Berg.

You'll flip your wig when you encounter our selection of brands, including Cazal, Diane von Fürstenberg, Emmanuelle Khanh, Porsche Design and Valentino. All doing their best to prove the saying 'bigger is better.'

And, our crack team of opticians is ready and waiting to decipher your prescription and transform it into an absolutely awesome pair of lenses for your spectacles of choice. Or, start from the beginning, and have an eye test with us - no appointment needed. We can also advise you on prescription sunglasses, and concoct an excellent accessory that also improves your vision. We have a superb range of tinted and gradient lenses available that will compliment your retro 70s frames in a dynamite way.


Not sure vintage Seventies glasses are right for you? Just order up to six tempting styles --- aviator sunglasses to oval sunglasses to unisex rimless -- from our webshop to view and try on at home. If you're ordering in Germany, delivery and returns are free and easy. Maybe you'd actually prefer a Cat Eye or a black Wayfarer? We have plenty of vintage and retro classics to choose from, covering all eras of fashion, and are always receiving new arrivals. Every frame can be made into prescription glasses and sunglasses that will correct your vision and enhance your style. We just need your measurements from an eye doctor or optician, and your pupillary distance, which allows us to custom create the ideal retro eyewear for you.

Want some advice? Call me, as Blondie sang in 1979. That is, call us! Or reach us by email, or WhatsApp message. Our eyewear stylists can easily let you know if you are best suited to a pair of animal print Diane von Fürstenberg vintage sunglasses, Carrera Aviators, or vintage Burberry oversized black frames.

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