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LOOKIN’ LIKE THE 60s

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With its big, bold, and colourful shapes, the 60s were a distinctive decade for fashion in their outright rejection of  50s traditional values, mirroring the changing social landscape of the time. Many designers still draw influences from this decade’s Mod aesthetics, and today so have we! Check out these groovy picks from myself and glamorous […]


EYEWEAR TREND ALERT 2018: 90s FUTURISTIC VIBES

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Though often referred to as the worst decade for fashion, the 90’s revival has remained a pervasive trend over the last five years, with modern iterations of this decade’s looks visible on the runway every season. We may have barely made our way into the new year, but the trend forecast shows that 2018 is […]


FEBRUARY: TUNE UP MONTH

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If there’s one thing we all love, it’s Toronto in the dead of February. The cold, the ice, the frosty breeze that never leaves your bones… That said, we know that many among you have got a sunny getaway just around the corner. With your speedos and sunscreen packed and ready to go, don’t forget […]


NEW THIS WEEK AT OPTICIANADO

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Calling all eyewear enthusiasts and collectors everywhere! We are beyond excited to now have these extremely rare Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban aviator frames in their original packaging at the shop. With fine details from the pre-Luxottica era of Ray-Ban, these make a beautiful pair ophthalmic glasses and a exude a timeless sense of good taste. […]


FRESH FROM OLIVER PEOPLES

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With distinctive styles exquisitely handcrafted in Italy, Oliver Peoples has remained one of the most recognizable brand names in the industry for years. For the lover of classic eyewear, Oliver Peoples frames add a beautiful focal point to individual style with thoughtful detailing and an air of timelessness. We recently received a ton of new […]


NEW FROM THE OPTICIANADO BRAND!

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While our inventory has been steadily expanding in the last few months, shop owner Jordan has also been hard at work on the Opticianado house line. Favourites such as the 002 are now available in brand new palette of gorgeous colours, meaning this classic boxy shape can now be worn with both subtlety and trendy […]


NEW JAPANESE-MADE FRAMES!

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In the last couple, of weeks, we’ve expanded our collection of contemporary eyewear to include a handful of pieces from handmade Japanese brand Ricestone. With a range of metals, combinations, and full acetate frames, they’ve got a little something for all tastes. Ricestone frames are a fantastic, lightweight option that perfectly on a shallow bridge.


HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES!

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For the eyewear collectors and every day glasses wearers on your holiday gift list, treat them to an Opticianado gift certificate! We’ve got $100 gift certificates available for $75 until December 31st to help your special someone find the perfect pair of frames.* *Please note that one may redeem a maximum of 2 gift certificates […]


LA EYEWORKS TRUNK SHOW!

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Oh hello! If you’ve been hunting down the perfect colourful, bold, unique set of frames for your beautiful eyes, look no further than Opticianado this Saturday December 16th when we will have the entire collection from LA Eyeworks! Distinctive craftsmanship and a clever sense of colour combine to create looks that are eye-catching and iconic. […]


NOVEMBER SALE CONTINUES!

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Halfway through the month of November and there’s still plenty of time to come by the store and take advantage of our annual November sale! We’ve got sweet discounts from 10 – 50% off on a variety of new and vintage frames, so whether your tastes are funky or conservative there’s a treasure to be […]