Category Archives: Vintage

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 VINTAGE FRAMES!

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The Opticianado staff takes great pride in being able to offer our customers a unique inventory to choose from. While we offer a selection of fine, handcrafted brands from around the world, we are of course best known for our vintage frames that make up about 50% of what we have in the shop. Owner […]


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 […]


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 […]