Category Archives: Vintage

ANNUAL SUNGLASS SALE CONTINUES!

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As August moves right along bringing summer in the city to a close, there are still tons of amazing frames to be found at Opticianado as our annual sunglass sale continues. From now until the end of the month, both vintage and contemporary sunglasses are reduced from 10 – 50% off! Nowhere else in Toronto […]


IRIDESCENCE

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With their tastefully quirky and minimal appearance, translucent acetate frames have become a huge trend in eyewear over the last 5 years and are showing no signs of slowing down. Minimal colouring offers an alternative to a typical black or tortoiseshell for those who want an effortless, neutral frame. That said, endless variations of light […]


THE SUNGLASS SALE HAS ARRIVED!

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Once a year at Opticianado our whole sunglass collection is reduced from 10 – 50 % off, and this year it’s arrived early! Our collection grew in exciting ways this summer, with new additions to the selection of vintage one-of-a-kind deadstock frames, as well as sleek and polished sunnies from some of our contemporary faves […]


LA EYE-CONS

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Known for their bold contemporary shapes and daring colours, LA Eyeworks remains one of our go-to brands for anyone looking to stand out. Every year we’re in awe of their new shapes and new iterations of classic looks. We’re lucky enough to also have a handful of iconic vintage LA Eyeworks frames, many of which […]


FOR ALL THE SMALL FACES

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Whether it’s your first or your tenth pair of glasses, shopping for eyewear can be overwhelming. With so many options available, it can be difficult to navigate the myriad of colours, shapes and trends. The process can be even further complicated if, like many of our clients, you have a petite face and most frames […]


BEST SUNGLASSES IN THE CITY

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WOW! We are so proud and excited to see Opticianado named for the best sunglasses in Toronto by BlogTO! You’re making us blush. Our inventory is curated with attention to detail and a sincere passion for opticianry to include an array of styles, sizes, and shapes. In doing so we are able to offer something […]


SUPER EYEWEAR

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This week in optical inspiration, we’re looking at the every day disguises of iconic 70s era superheros. First off, who other than Clark Kent? Isis here as her alter-ego Andrea Thomas in this ultra-wide metal aviator. That pin-straight hair makes this an unmistakably 70s look. You may think that only Diana Price could get away […]


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 […]