Category Archives: Vintage

MONOCLE INTERVIEW WITH JORDAN PAUL

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In this recent interview with Monocle magazine, shop owner Jordan Paul shares his insights, inspirations, and unique perspective on owning an optical shop. With an approach to eyewear that encapsulates both the style and technical aspects of the industry, Jordan’s passion for opticianry is evident in every shop detail and every pair of glasses we […]


NEW STOCK AT OPTICIANADO

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Lots of new goodies lining our shelves from both contemporary designers and unique vintage deadstock! From Victory, we’ve got sassy cat eyes and thick statement masculine shapes! Sweet metals like these are perfect for petite faces. And for the optical lover who loves to stand out, new shapes from Cazal Eyewear for a look that […]


ALL THE SHAPES OF THE RAINBOW

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Multi-coloured acetates are a fabulous example of the passion and artistry that goes into frame design. With no two exactly alike, these picks are the perfect inspiration for unique eyewear lovers and those looking to branch out as they expand their personal collection. LA Eyeworks is known for taking risks with their shapes and colours […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


STYLING STATEMENT SUNNIES

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With a focus on vintage pieces spanning decades from the 50s through to the late 90s, we’re proud to line our shelves with a thoughtfully curated collection of one-of-a-kind frames in all shapes, sizes and colours. While these pieces are no doubt intruiging, some may be intimidated and unsure of how to incorporate such unique […]


SUNGLASS SALE APPROACHING!

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Our annual sunglass sale is just around the corner, starting Thursday July 27th and ending August 30th. This year, we expanded our collection in some pretty amazing ways and have got drawers and drawers full of brand new vintage and contemporary sunglasses reduced from 10 – 50 % off! These one-of-a-kind treasures and more will […]


CANADIAN MADE FRAMES

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Happy 150 years of Canada to all! Here are some of our favourite Canadian-made frames! These Woodys are hand-crafted right here in Toronto! For a closer look at our Canadian frames, be sure to drop by the shop and chat with our opticians.


NEW VINTAGE PERSOLS

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With the temperatures climbing slowly but surely higher, we’re filled with the cautious optimism that only the first signs of spring can bring. In preparation for the warmer weather we’ve been adding to our impressive collection of new and vintage sunglasses. We’ve got quite a few contemporary pieces from Persol, but this past week shop […]