How To Find Vintage Sunglasses

With the vintage trend taking off, more and more people are clamoring to know how to find vintage sunglasses.  Popular opinion suggests that the sunglasses make the man.  There is a fine line between the sunglasses that exude style and cool and the sunglasses that make you look, well, a little less than cool.  This is why you can never go wrong with vintage sunglasses.  They are classic accessories and there is good reason they never go out of style.  Here are three places to find the best vintage sunglasses.

  1. Thrift Stores. This would be your cheapest option when finding vintage sunglasses.  However, thrift stores, like Goodwill and the Salvation Army, do not always have the things you are looking for.  Go to thrift stores in a major city, and you will see inflated prices and picked-over merchandise.  Instead, go to thrift stores in smaller towns or ones outside the city.  Often you will discover a gem, like your perfect pair of vintage sunglasses, for a ridiculously low price.
  2. Vintage Stores. Vintage stores are similar to thrift stores, but your chances of finding the vintage sunglasses you are looking for are much higher.  Vintage store owners pick out the best of the best, and you can find sunglasses in styles from every decade.  In addition, more and more thrift stores are online.  This opens up more options, if you are willing to spend a little more for the shipping price. Go to for a huge selection of reasonably priced vintage sunglasses, sorted by style for added convenience.
  3. Vintage-Inspired. If true vintage sunglasses are too hard to find, you can always find vintage-inspired sunglasses.  These are a plus because you can find them in abundance and sometimes for a lower price than the real deal. also carries reproductions of vintage sunglasses.  In addition, has a Retro Style section with a large selection of vintage-inspired sunglasses.
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