What started off as a search for a good pair of vintage shades turned into two stores, a huge collection of unique and great-condition vintage glasses and a line of new vintage-inspired frames. The new frames are designed and handmade in small-batch factories in Austria and Italy and come in cases based on soap and chocolate boxes from the 1920s (200-300€). The real finds though lie in the vintage collection (available at both stores), which boasts a huge spectrum of styles (think patterned librarian glasses and rhinestone-encrusted cat-eye frames) from as early as 1900. A pair of rounded leopard-patterned Kent glasses or some black Yves Saint Laurent sunnies will put you back €169, but the buttery leather cases are almost all under €40. Eye candy in more than one sense of the word.
Marienburger Straße 11, 10405 Berlin
Mon-Fri 12-20:00, Sat 12-18:00
A naked face is a blank canvas, and no one is going to take you seriously in this city unless you frame it with a decent pair of Brille.
Apr 1, 2010