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15 Unique Vintage Sunglasses

Remember the age of the heart shaped sunglasses? It was one of my personal favorite trends and has made quite a comeback in the past few years. Here they are in my favorite color, though you can certainly find any shade you love with a simple search online. (House of Hades, $12)

For my money, Calobar sunglasses are the greatest. From fun creative designs, to classics, they’re always unique. Of course, these sunglasses fall into the fun category. In a cream, almost a pale yellow color, they have a center layer of black. Scalloped corners and matching scallops on the temples give a whimsical feel to these sunglasses. But what’s so great, is the black layer is exposed all the way around the frames, creating a subtle border. Original lenses and in excellent vintage condition, these sunglasses are pristine. (Vintage Kismet, $110)

Here’s a pair of vintage deadstock frames in a color I like to call ‘Peach Smoothie’! It is a bright peachy-orange hue in a retro roundish, oversized frame. A very wearable style that is flattering on many face shapes. (Five Stones Vintage, $13)

Amazing pair of Emilio Pucci original sunglasses from the 60/70s. Oversize mod with tinted lenses (light gray). These iconic Pucci print sunglasses boast a graphic print frame in shades of turquoise blue & purple. In very good condition, this is an excellent collectors piece for fans of the bold! (Skomoroki, $282)

Fun mod round sunglasses with hanging disc “earrings” on chains that wrap around the ears. I’ve never seen anything like them! (Metric Mod, $32)

These affordable 1970′s vintage circle frames have the classic metal detailing at the top of the frames. Another one of my favorite vintage trends that’s back in style. (Xclusive Goods, $32)

A pair of vintage sunglasses made in the 1970s but perfect for a 1920s/1930s period look. They were manufactured in France by Reminiscence in an old factory using the vintage molds. The frames are made of translucent coral plastic and the lenses are light topaz. The diameter of each lens is 2 1/8 inches at the widest point and each arm is 5.25 inches long. They measure 5.25 inches from hinge to hinge. (The Lilliputian Bazaar, $20)

1980s Paloma Picasso sunglasses in perfect condition. Frames and lenses of plastic, golden brass deco and logo on the bend and one lens. Original case included. (A Boys Closet, $114)


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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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9:56PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Love the cateyes glasses but I wouldn't buy the overpriced sunglasses

5:43PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013


10:40AM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

when I was a kid - about 6 or 7, the sunglasses with the hanging discs were all the rage. In fact I had a pair in dayglo pink with hanging 'diamonds'!

2:15AM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

Thanks for sharing

8:39PM PDT on Jul 20, 2013




5:46PM PDT on Jul 19, 2013

thanks for sharing

5:57AM PDT on Jul 19, 2013

great shades! Thanks!

10:27AM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

Would love to see some of these styles translated to over-glasses frames. Please, manufacturers! In the meantime, I'll be the 20-something in oversized granny shades, since I can't afford prescription sunnies.

9:23AM PDT on Jul 18, 2013


1:33PM PDT on Jul 17, 2013

Not my type..

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