Category Archives: designer

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 […]


SACRED GEOMETRY

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For customers looking for a departure from classic round and rectangular shapes, we carry an abundance of geometric, polygonal frames! Playing with shapes and angles offers a quirky alternative to your look while maintaining an overall clean and modern aesthetic. Curious about our one-of-a-kind frames? Come on down to the shop and learn more about […]


VOTE NOW: BEST OPTICAL STORE

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The time has come for Now Magazine to select the very best of what Toronto has to offer, so head on over to their website and vote for Opticianado for Best Optical Store! Whether your style is classy and conservative or quirky avant-garde, we offer a huge selection to choose from and prompt, friendly service. […]


Iconic Eyewear: Casino and American Psycho

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    Christian Bale stars as Patrick Bateman in Mary Harron’s film adaptation of American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. His iconic Wall-Street look is completed with the O’Malley frame, one of our many Oliver Peoples styles available in store.   In Casino, De Niro stars as Sam “Ace” Rothstein, wearing these incredible Ultra Goliath […]


Brow Bar on Fleek

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  The brow bar is back at Opticianado in a big way with an array of new and vintage frame styles.  We carry everything from bold, vintage Ray-Ban’s, to austere aviators. While a metal cat-eye frame from Germano Gambini offers an avant-garde twist on this classic style. Drop by our store and try on a […]


New Stock: Oliver Peoples x The Row

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One of our favorite brands, Oliver Peoples, has partnered with luxury fashion house, The Row, for a new Spring collection. You may recognize the famous faces behind The Row as actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Both brands are experts in their respective fields which makes this pairing a match made in heaven. Stop by the shop […]