Vintage Sunglasses Brands, Designers, and Styles
At the Vintage Sunglasses Shop, we sell only the best brands and styles of vintage sunglasses from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Our selections represent the pinnacles of design and optical innovation that occured during these golden years, before most every major sunglass brand was acquired by large corporations and quality and innovation declined. You can trust that we comprehensively vet every pair of vintage sunglasses we sell to ensure they meet our rigorous condition and authenticity standards. We feature selections made by our staff each month in the Showcase Gallery, and we'll be happy to make recommendations or anwer any questions you may have.
Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Bausch & Lomb begain making Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses for the US military in the late 1930s, and their legacy of optical excellence and innovation continued for the next 60 years before the company was sold to Luxottica in 1998. B&L Ray-Ban sunglasses include many classics including Ray-Ban aviator, Wayfarer, Kalichrome, Ambermatic, Leathers, Changeables, Diamond Hard, Chromax, Orbs, Rituals, Sidestreet, CATS, and shooter sunglasses. See our entire collection of vintage B&L Ray-Ban sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.
Revo Sunglasses
Revo sunglasses are best known for colorful mirrored lenses and Revo H20 polarized lenses that not only look great but also protect your eyes with optical technology pioneered in the NASA space program. In addition to green Traveler Collection and brown H20 lenses, you'll find rare blue, stealth, purple, green, red, and gold mirror lenses in various styles. See our entire collection of vintage Revo sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.
Giorgio Armani Sunglasses
While in later years Giorgio Armani introduced lesser brands, early vintage Giorgio Armani sunglasses exemplified the style and quality you would expect in fine Italian sunglasses. Rich tortoise shell and etched metal frames along with mineral glass lenses distinguish vintage Armani sunglasses. See our entire collection of vintage Giorgio Armani sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.
Carrera & Carrera Porsche Design Sunglasses
In the 1980s, Carrera pioneered oversized sunglasses with a new lightweight lens made of a plastic called optyl, and now oversized styles could be produced without the prohibitive weight of traditional glass lenses. Carrera Porsche Design 5621 and 5623 sunglasses were notable for the introduction of interchangeable lenses, and Carrera PD 5622 sunglasses were the first folding sunglasses ever produced. See our entire collection of vintage Carrera and Carrera Porsche Design sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.
Vuarnet Sunglasses
The French company Vuarnet has long been known for their ski goggles and sunglasses, and Vuarnet introduced the PX-4000 Skilynx double gradient mirror lenses that are still one of the finest lenses ever made to reduce glare in even the most extreme conditions and arguably the world's finest glacier glasses. See our entire collection of vintage Vuarnet sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.
Serengeti Sunglasses
Modern Serengeti sunglasses are of questionable quality, but early vintage Serengeti sunglasses such as the Drivers Series incorporated mineral glass lenses that were made by Corning Optics of Corning Glass fame. Vintage Serengeti sunglasses feature the patented Spectral Control System, an advanced Corning "smart lens" photochromic technology. See our entire collection of vintage Serengeti sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.
Oakley Sunglasses
Oakley introduced the concept of high performance sports sunglasses in a wrap style with the Oakley Juliet X metal sunglasses, building upon their earlier success with Oakley Frogskins reminiscent of the style of vintage Ray-Ban Wayfarers but with an Oakley flair. See our entire collection of vintage Oakley sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.
1950s & 1960s Cat Eye Sunglasses
Fashionable in the mid 20th centure and enduring today for the ultimate in a retro look, vintage B&L, B&L Ray-Ban, and French cat eye sunglasses from this period were often studded with rhinestones, decorated with enamel, and have a very distinctive retro look of cat eye. See our entire collection of vintage 1950s and 1960s cat eye sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.
Persol Sunglasses
Founded in 1917 by Giuseppe Ratti, Persol originally catered to pilots and sports drivers but today is better known for the celebrities that can be seen sporting their styles. See our entire collection of vintage Persol Ratti sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.
Versace Sunglasses
Versace sunglasses set a new standard for top quality Italian sunglasses for men and women with designs by founder Gianni Versace in the 1980s and 1990s, the choice of many well known TV, move, and music industry celebrities. See our entire collection of vintage Versace sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.
Alpina Sunglasses
Alpina is famous for their ski and sports sunglasses crafted with fine German engineering, and over the years they have produced some iconic vintage sunglasses such as the Alpina M1, M3, and Alpina glacier glasses. See our entire collection of vintage Alpina sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.

Cazal Sunglasses
Chief Cazal designer Cari Zalloni is known for some of the most outrageous styles of sunglasses every produced, attracting pioneers from the early days of rap and Hip Hop plus others who want to stand out from the crowd yet have fine Italian quality in their sunglasses. See our entire collection of vintage Cazal sunglasses in our photo gallery or with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.

Other Antique and Vintage Sunglasses
In addition to our other brands, you'll also find select styles by Bausch & Lomb, Gargoyles, Bolle, Vera Wang, and Oliver Peoples as well as early to mid 20th century steampunk and motorcycle goggles. See our entire collection of other vintage designer sunglasses and goggles with complete descriptions in our listing gallery.

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