VINTAGE EYEWEAR | ABE AND SARA

Vintage va-va-voom.

The latest must-have eyewear brand Abe & Sara has just arrived and we can't get enough of them. Purveyors of the world's finest range of original vintage eyewear, their sunglasses and optical frames are handpicked from old distribution companies across Europe making them 100% original and unworn - ranging from the late 1920's to early 1990's.

What else makes them pretty damn special? Abe & Sara specialise in unique, one-off, statement making eyewear with the added bonus that their styles are limited in number, making some of them one-of-a-kind.

Below are a few little fun facts about some of our favourite shapes from Abe & Sara to help you decide which one are you!

Round

The 1960's hippie movement emblematized by John Lennon and associated with intellectuals such as Le Corbusier and Gandhi brought round glasses to the forefront of fashion as a celebration of peace and culture change.

1980's Carrera 5473 Sunglasses
1970s Christian Dior 2313 Vintage Sunglasses
1970s Christian Dior 2536 Vintage Sunglasses
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Cat Eye

Cateye frames became popular in the 1950s, a period of design austerity. They came to the forefront of fashion in 1961 when they featured in actress Audrey Hepburn's hit film Breakfast at Tiffany's inspiring a trend that has lasted through the decades.

1970s Christian Dior 2536 Vintage Sunglasses
1970s Christian Dior 2313 Vintage Sunglasses
1970s Christian Dior 2313 Vintage Sunglasses
1980s Hugo Boss 5163 Vintage Sunglasses
1970s Christian Dior 2057 Vintage Sunglasses

Aviator

Aviators gained popularity in the 1940s when General Dougas MacArthur was seen sporting a pair in the Pacific theatre. Associated with the rise of hippie counterculture, they became an icon of the 1970s and were worn by Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury amongst others.

1970s Christian Dior 2536 Vintage Sunglasses
1970s Christian Dior 2472 Vintage Sunglasses

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