Allyn Scura has a mind boggling selection of vintage eyewear. They sell antique, vintage and custom frames.
I compared their prices to those of a leading hip optical store in Portland and found that Allyn Scura frames are about a quarter of their price.
Something to remember when buying vintage frames on-line or anywhere for that matter, is that a lot of opticans don't want to deal with vintage frames because they are more fragile than new frames. So it is important to know of someone who has experince working with vintage frames. On Allyn Scura's website they have an "Optican Network Page" which lists opticans who are willing to work with vintage frames.
Allyn Scura participates in several shows a month in California and they will be coming to Oregon in July to the Palmer Wirf's Antique Show at the Portland Expo Center.
This post was originally published on February 15, 2006.