Tag Archives: vintage

PRIMARIES

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Primary colour-blocking is shaping up to be a major trend for 2018. A bright and unconventional take on going back to basics, eyewear in one of these 3 hues can offer just the right amount of pop to frame your face. Even if you normally wear a lot of neutral shades, a red, blue or […]


LOOKIN’ LIKE THE 60s

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With its big, bold, and colourful shapes, the 60s were a distinctive decade for fashion in their outright rejection of  50s traditional values, mirroring the changing social landscape of the time. Many designers still draw influences from this decade’s Mod aesthetics, and today so have we! Check out these groovy picks from myself and glamorous […]


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 […]


FEBRUARY: TUNE UP MONTH

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If there’s one thing we all love, it’s Toronto in the dead of February. The cold, the ice, the frosty breeze that never leaves your bones… That said, we know that many among you have got a sunny getaway just around the corner. With your speedos and sunscreen packed and ready to go, don’t forget […]


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. […]


HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES!

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For the eyewear collectors and every day glasses wearers on your holiday gift list, treat them to an Opticianado gift certificate! We’ve got $100 gift certificates available for $75 until December 31st to help your special someone find the perfect pair of frames.* *Please note that one may redeem a maximum of 2 gift certificates […]


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 […]


EYEWEAR HOROSCOPES

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ARIES It’s important for the first sign of the zodiac to face the world with a frame that conveys their inner self-confidence. As a Mars-ruled fire sign, you are (disturbingly?) goal oriented and need a pair of glasses that is sleek and comfortable as it is risk-taking. The Lindberg Acetanium cat-eye or dark Strip frame, […]


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 […]


THOMAS ELLIS

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There’s a new face at Opticianado! We’re thrilled to welcome Thomas Ellis to our full-time staff. With 26 years of experience in the optical industry at Karir Eyewear, he has a wealth of knowledge that we’re certain will help the shop to grow in new and exciting ways. While choosing a frame can be an […]