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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

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

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.


Retro Peepers

Retro and vintage styled glasses 1930s - 1960s.

Online ordering only.

Scotland, UK

Roope Vintage

Authentic vintage and retro glasses,  1880s - present.

Online ordering and shop.

St Albans, AL3 4ES, UK

Contact: 0044 (0)1727 761048

The Vintage Optical Shop

Genuine antique glasses from

1850s - 1980s

Online Ordering only.  

Worldwide shipping.

Brooklyn, NY 11213, USA


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

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

The Eye Company

Bespoke designer frames 

with a retro feel.

Store: London, W1F 8WH

0044 (0)207 434 0988