On Our Radar: RetroSun

November 18, 2011

New York is home to some of the best vintage eyewear shops I’ve ever come across—Silver Lining and Fabulous Fanny’s spring to mind—but where secondhand eyewear is concerned, those outside the major metro centers aren’t without recourse. RetroSun has a terrific selection of unworn vintage frames from the seventies, eighties, and early nineties, from high-end labels like Gucci, Dior, Lacroix, and Ferré. The English dealer has been supplying retailers like Barneys, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter for some time now, but their own e-tail site has a selection that dwarfs even those. RetroSun’s new promotion sweetens the deal even further: a personal prescription service, launching November 22. On the 22nd and 23rd of the month, adding a prescription to any frame you buy online is free; it’ll be £85 thereafter.

Photo: Courtesy of RetroSun

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