Category Archives: design

NEW STOCK: WOODY FRAMES!

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New goodies! For those of you looking for a classic shape with that extra “somethin’ somethin’”, we’ve just received a new batch of Woody frames! Made with pride and passion in Canada, these frames have a wood-like finish that sets them apart from your typical rectangular frame. If you’re someone who likes to keep it […]


ARE THE EARLY 00s VINTAGE YET?

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I remember being a young teenager in the early 2000s, and some of the truly regrettable stylistic choices I made (rhinestones and low-rise jeans everywhere). So imagine the astonishment I feel looking around me and seeing the trends of that era slowly but surely creeping back into style. At least scrolling through Instagram. I don’t […]


THROWBACK: BLUE JAYS!

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The Toronto Blue Jays have been doing their city proud, so today we’re combining our love for vintage eyewear with our love for the Blue Jays and bringing you a few frame picks inspired by 90s Tom Henke and Kelly Gruber! What a dreamboat. Check out those aviators! Iconic round sunnies à la Kelly Gruber […]


BLOG TO: OPTICIANADO VOTED BEST EYEGLASSES STORE!

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We are thrilled to share with you that BlogTo has announced the best of what Toronto eyewear has to offer, with Opticianado topping the list at #1! With an array of options in both style and price point, we pride ourselves in not only helping your vision be the best it can be, but in […]


WE LOVE FRENCH EYEWEAR

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There’s an elusive je-ne-sais-quoi that has made French style and fashion a beacon of excellence for decades, and the same can be said of their eyewear. While there are plenty of neutrals to choose from that would fit the chic-est of any Parisian wardrobe, we also carry funky colours that are balanced out by clean, […]


NEW STOCK: WAZA

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Designed and produced in Japan by Kyoto Eyewear, Waza is one of our most durable frames for those looking for premium quality metal frames with unique detailing. In this post, we’ll be showing a sneak peak of some of our new stock from Waza in a variety of shapes and fun yet sophisticated colour combinations. […]


OPTICIANADO X LA EYEWORKS TRUNK SHOW

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We’re thrilled to announce that this weekend we will be holding a trunk show at our shop for one of our favourite contemporary designers, LA Eyeworks! With an eclectic variety of frame shapes both classic and daring, LA Eyeworks offers a ton of options for those looking to spice up their style with glasses that […]


90s EYEWEAR: DANA SCULLY

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FBI Special Agent Dana Scully of The X Files is remembered for lots of things; her intelligence, rigid skepticism, and now with the 90s resurgence in full effect, her gorgeous metallic frames. At Opticianado, we carry a wide variety of vintage metal frames reminiscent of Scully’s signature look. This type of frame is a great […]


Pantone Palette 2016

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Every season, Pantone releases a new carefully selected palette that reflects the most prominent colours in fashion and style. For fall 2016, they’ve chosen an eclectic and joyful mix of brights and neutrals that will keep you from feeling drab as the summer cools down.   At Opticianado, we have a sincere passion for design […]


WE ARE BARB

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If, like us, you recently binge-watched Netflix’s amazing new series Stranger Things, you may be feeling a little nostalgic for 80s eyewear à la Barb. We pride ourselves on our huge collection of vintage eyewear, and we have tons of 80s styles reminiscent of this red-headed cutie’s frames in creamy, rose-y tones. If you’re feeling […]