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Summer Sunglasses 2017

Summer Sunglasses 2017

May 02, 2017

With summer 2017 fast approaching, we wanted to let you in on this seasons latest sunglasses trends, mixing old with the new. Our original vintage sunglasses collection includes brands such as Christian Dior, Anglo American Eyewear, Carrera, Cutler & Gross and many more. Linking in with our vintage sunglasses collection we have the Cazal Legends collection, which is based on the original 1980’s designs and Walter & Herbert sunglasses, which take inspiration from the 1940’s and 1950’s manufactured in Liverpool, England.

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Brand Focus - Christian Dior

Brand Focus - Christian Dior

March 21, 2017

This week we focus our attention on Christian Dior eyewear and Christian Dior Monsieur Eyewear. The Dior fashion house was established in the 1940’s yet the eyewear we currently stock online originate from the 1980’s. Despite early models from Christian Dior collection being manufactured by Tura in the USA, it was in 1966 that Austrian Born Wilhelm Anger claimed the Dior license .

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Cazal Legends - Offical Cazal Stockist

Cazal Legends - Offical Cazal Stockist

March 02, 2017

Were super excited to have just launched our first instalment of the Cazal Legends collection at Retro Spectacle. As an official stockist we are able to provide our growing customer base with one of the most renowned and iconic eyewear brands of the last half century.

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Brand Focus - Anglo American Eyewear

Brand Focus - Anglo American Eyewear

February 07, 2017

Were focusing our attention to the fabulous Anglo American Optical. Founded in London in 1882, it is to date one of the longest standing optical frame manufacturers around.

When viewing our collection, it's interesting to note of the correlation between Anglo American frames and the leading styles marketed today.

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Walter & Herbert Bare Essentials

Walter & Herbert Bare Essentials

January 19, 2017

For many January is a time for fresh starts, so we decided to strip back our exclusive Walter & Herbert spectacle collection, to show them in their bare beauty. 

With both frames for men and women, this outstanding collection fits perfectly amongst our original vintage eyewear. Strong influences from the 1940's to 1960's can be seen not only in style but the manufacturing process, which takes place in Liverpool, England.

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All I Want For Christmas Is....

All I Want For Christmas Is....

December 08, 2016

With the festive season now upon us and party invites beginning to flow be sure not to disappoint with lack lustre eyewear.

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Black Friday - Cyber Monday 20% off all frames

Black Friday - Cyber Monday 20% off all frames

November 13, 2016

To enable our customers to get ahead of the sales crowd Retro Spectacle will start its Black Friday sale a day earlier - from 0700 hours GMT on Thursday 24th November

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Cheshire Vintage Fashion Fair 23rd October

Cheshire Vintage Fashion Fair 23rd October

October 15, 2016

In just over a week we will setting up shop for the Cheshire Vintage Fashion Fair, Sunday 23rd October at Chester Racecourse. We will be in the newly refurbished main grandstand. 

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The Importance of Face Shapes

The Importance of Face Shapes

October 10, 2016

Choosing the right pair of vintage glasses or vintage sunglasses to suit your face shape can be difficult, especially if you haven't tried them on. Our guide gives you all the hints and tips to help you choose your perfect pair of vintage eyewear. 

The six key face shapes we are going to address are :

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Retro Spectacle & Twit Woo Vintage Retailer

Retro Spectacle & Twit Woo Vintage Retailer

September 26, 2016

Exciting news, as of today Retro Spectacle will now be retailing a sub set of our overall vintage collection at Twit Woo Vintage boutique in the Corn Exchange Leeds. Twit Woo is a independent vintage retailer, with handpicked homeware, fashion and accessories from the 1930’s to 1980’s.

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Spectacular Eyewear!!

Spectacular Eyewear!!

September 12, 2016

As Coco Chanel once famously said "Fashion come's and goes, but style last's forever". Style is expressing yourself through what you wear. Often style starts from the bottom up, so you choose your footwear, clothing, jewellery, makeup and hair which all contribute to your style and the way you carry yourself.

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He’s a model and he’s looking good!

He’s a model and he’s looking good!

August 17, 2016

We love our customers to enjoy their glasses and we want to find out more about why they chose Retro Spectacle. We’ve asked Andy, one of our customers to explain in more detail. 

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