The Costume Almanac

An Information Highway for Costumiers and the Home Crafter 


Vintage Eyewear Optical

Specialising in 1950s. Also has stock from 1910 - 1980s.

No online ordering.

Store: 293 Portobello Road, W10 5TD, London, UK.

Phone: 0044 020 8960 8822

0044 (0)7939 664419

[email protected]

Dead Men's Spex

Genuine vintage glasses from 1850s - 1970s.

Online ordering only.

Worldwide shipping

Norfolk, NR20 5RJ, UK

Contact: 0044 (0)7971 778095

The Old Glasses Shop

Glasses from 1950s to present day.  Online ordering.

Worldwide delivery.

NE48 2DG, UK

Contact: 0044 (0)1434 221122

[email protected]

Opera Opera Opticians Ltd

Manufactures their own range of vintage reproduction glasses at their Ealing factory.

Store: Covent Garden,

London, WC2E 9NR

No Online Ordering

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7836 9246


Vintage glasses from

1920s - 2000.

Old Spitalfields Market,

E1 6EW, London, (Sunday only)

Online ordering.

Contact: [email protected]

Retro Peepers

Retro and vintage styled glasses 1930s - 1960s.

Online ordering only.

Scotland, UK

[email protected]

Roope Vintage

Authentic vintage and retro glasses,  1880s - present.

Online ordering and shop.

St Albans, AL3 4ES, UK

Contact: 0044 (0)1727 761048

[email protected]

The Vintage Optical Shop

Genuine antique glasses from

1850s - 1980s

Online Ordering only.  

Worldwide shipping.

Brooklyn, NY 11213, USA

Contact: [email protected]

Ozeal Glasses

Large range of interesting modern glasses including Aviator, Geek, Cat Eye and Tokyo styles.

Online ordering only.

Worldwide shipping.

Contact: 0044 (0)845 582 0668

[email protected]

London Stores


United Kingdom


The Costume Store

Small range of vintage glasses to buy.

Based in East Sussex, BN7 3EJ

Phone: 0044 (0)1273 479727

[email protected]

The Eye Company

Bespoke designer frames 

with a retro feel.

Store: London, W1F 8WH

0044 (0)207 434 0988

[email protected]