Vintage Eyeglasses & Vintage Sunglasses

Zwolle, The Netherlands · 5223 Sales


Vintage Eyeglasses & Vintage Sunglasses

Zwolle, The Netherlands 5223 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Vintage eyeglass frames & sunglasses. All frames are NEW old-stock, never used before and can have prescription lenses installed at your optometrist.

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Remo & Mariska

Last updated on Oct 17, 2016

Vintage eyeglass frames & sunglasses. All frames are NEW old-stock, never used before and can have prescription lenses installed at your optometrist.

* Follow us on Instagram : @modvintage_eyewear

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Remo & Mariska

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Preparing for summer, new sunglasses soon to be expected !

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we use eco-friendly cardboard boxes to send our glasses

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How it all started ...

My brother & I both went to art school in the Netherlands and after we both graduated we decided to start a vintage store together. We have always had a love for old things because of their well thought through designs and the history of the pieces. Things where just prettier back then. Because we didn't have the money to open a real store we decided to launch a website to sell our collection of vintage clothes and furniture, we had collected too many stuff already over the years. The problem about that is that you buy even more because you convince yourself you have to buy new things for your customers. So both our apartments were filled to the roof with vintage, that's why we decided to move to a bigger place together.
Since we had more space, we could make the best decision we made so far.

We stumbled upon this amazing collection of vintage eyeglasses. It was only a vague photo of two pair of glasses that we saw, but it was enough for us tot travel all the way across the country with a big van we'd rented. When we got to this warehouse we saw these big boxes covered with dust, some of them had not even been opened after leaving the eyewear factory. We opened a couple only being able to see the top boxes, not knowing what would be in the rest of them. We had so many doubts whether we should do this or not, but decided to take the risk.

When we got home we opened all of the boxes and inside appeared to be a completely untouched collection of the best frames this Spanish eyewear company had ever made. They were all new old-stock frames, never used optician quality frames from the 80's. There where series of the same shape in different colors and sizes and brands like Antonio Miro and rare L.A. Gear sunglasses, even Designer Paco Rabanne sunglasses ! We where completely overwhelmed by the wide range of styles included, influenced from the 40's to the 80's.

Now we had to find a way to sell these, the first year we sold two or something like that within the Netherlands. That's when we realized we needed an international website to sell our vintage eyewear. My brother showed me this page where all creative people sold their handmade things and there was also a vintage section: Etsy.
We started our Etsy shop in August 2010 and this is when things got good... We started to sell one after another. It's amazing to see the places they go to from Tokyo to London to New York. But best of all is when people send you photo's of them wearing the glasses after they've had prescription lenses fitted.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2016
Welcome to MOD* vintage eyewear.

Our goal is for you to be 100% happy with your purchase.
Please contact us if you have any questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
We accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal
All items are sent regular post which does not include tracking or insurance.

USA : 8-10 business days

Australia : 10 business days

Europe : 5-7 business days

Sometimes shipping can take a bit longer, depending on where you live and on customs delays.

If your package is delayed we will not be able to track it for you. If you would like your package to be sent with a tracking number, please let us know before you purchase so we can adjust the shipping price for you. (Packages sent via this method incur a considerably higher shipping fee. USA = $20).

If your item is returned to us because it was unable to be delivered we will contact you and offer you the option to have the item resent or to refund your money minus shipping costs. If the non-delivery was due to a wrong or insufficient address then we will ask you to send the additional cost to us before we resend. Please make sure that the address you provide is accurate to avoid these additional fees and delays.

Buyers are responsible for any taxes that are imposed by their governments.
Refunds and Exchanges
We do not offer refunds - Exchange only.

**Please mark all returns for exchange as "Returned Goods" on the customs form and send items back via REGULAR post, otherwise there is a C.O.D. charge that will be charged to the customer.

The customer is responsible for shipping fees and customs costs if any. Once the order is received at our end, we will send you the exchange item.

Please read measurements prior to purchasing. We understand it is hard to purchase eye wear online without trying them on, however, that is why we include all the measurements and we welcome any questions. We can also send a picture of them on a person so you may see what they look like on. Please understand we cannot refund due to you thinking they do not look right on you or for reasons relating to fit. We will however offer an exchange. You must contact us within 5 days of receiving the glasses and they must be shipped back within 7 days. We do not pay for return shipping unless we have made a mistake describing the glasses.

Please ask any questions you have before purchasing!

More information

Last updated on Oct 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Can I have my prescription lenses fitted in these glasses?

You can take these glasses to your local optician and they can put prescription lenses in. All our frames are of high quality, so it’s no problem to have lenses installed.

Please note: We do not provide prescription lenses. You have to go to your local optician to have this done.

Does the text come off the lens ? (I'd like to wear these as fashion glasses)

When our glasses have lenses, these are plastic demo-lenses. The text on the lens is a print, it is not a removable sticker.

If we have clear (fashion) lenses available, you will be given an extra option to add clear lenses before adding the glasses to your shopping cart.

If we don't have fitting clear lenses available, it is also possible for your optician to put clear (glass or plastic) lenses in these frames. It’s a good idea to get information about costs from your local optician before purchasing our frames.

Wholesale availability

If you are interested in wholesale, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss options.

Can I see pictures of someone wearing (sun)glasses ?

Yes this is possible. You can see a lot of pictures on our instagram:

We can also send pictures of someone wearing them, just send us a message to ask for pictures of a specific pair.