I recently got a new pair of glasses from the excellent folks at Phoenix Optical.
They’re the only place I’ve ever been to that has a full selection of vintage deadstock frames on hand, as well as a bunch of newer styles to choose from.


There are tons of resources online with vintage frames, but nothing beats being able to see how something looks on you.
Since your specs live on your face, it’s clear that buying them is not a decision to be taken lightly.


The staff was super helpful and helped me find exactly what I was looking for.
They were a little pricey, but well worth it for the experience.
Do you guys have a fav place for frames? Online or in person?
Show me your specs!

About Star St.Germain

I am a tornado disguised as a girl.

  1. hilariously enough, this are pretty much identical (except not blue) to the pair that i tried to send you a photo of in long beach.

    Cute specs! <3

  2. Down the street from my job there’s a tiny little eye glass shop, I went in there a few months back to get a new pair and all I knew was that I wanted some BOLD RED ones (mostly cause I had been wearing brownishblack and teal ones for like, 2 years). They put the brightest red pair they had on my face. I’m so blind, I couldn’t really see, but, I think they turned out pretty alright.

    I really want a white pair. That might be my next splurge.
    .-= Melissa Dominic´s last blog ..J.D. Salinger Didn’t Write About the Apocalypse =-.

  3. also, duh, totally digging on your pair! they suit your face quite nice 😀
    .-= Melissa Dominic´s last blog ..J.D. Salinger Didn’t Write About the Apocalypse =-.

  4. LOVE THEM! You are SOOOOOO stylin'.

  5. hi there – and congrats on your new specs… my favorite store for frames is that has a website where you can buy them and if you live in London you can visit their stall on the spitalfields market. I have bought mine there, you can see them here:
    .-= Henriette Weber´s last blog ..the shift10 DIY transportation crusade =-.

  6. Rev. Luke says:

    Absolutely Fabulous.

  7. birdie says:

    Sweet Specs! I’ve been looking for a new pair, but nothing has grabbed me. I think I should go vintage.
    .-= birdie´s last blog ..Not too Shabby =-.

  8. Jolene says:

    I love them! You look gorgeous : )
    .-= Jolene´s last blog ..Peppermint Tea Party; Feb.02.2010 =-.

  9. Kate says:

    Oh they are fantastic – you look great!

  10. Carly says:

    They look great on you!

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A most excellent pair of spectacles

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February 2nd, 2010