Help me find these retro glasses!
March 4, 2015 11:24 PM   Subscribe

I am trying to find the glasses in this photo. I asked the girl wearing them where she got them and she told me Chinatown in her area, but I'm coming up empty on Etsy, ebay, Amazon, Poshmark, etc. Can you help me find them?

Keywords I've tried:

Jackie O
Round
Oval
Retro
Plastic
Fashion
Vintage
Oversized
Mod
60s

I think they're not available in pink (the girl in the photo definitely painted hers). I'm okay with that so long as I find them in some color with clear or no lenses. How would you describe the frames, and do you know where I can get them?
posted by Hermione Granger to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total)
 
Less Jackie O and more Twiggy?

Kind of like these?
posted by Ostara at 11:30 PM on March 4, 2015




Are these close?

[Or these?]
posted by argonauta at 11:34 PM on March 4, 2015


Not quite, Ostara and Argonauta. The two pairs you're linking to are too round and uniform. The one's I'm looking for have a flare/thicker edge on the outside. Thank you though!!
posted by Hermione Granger at 11:38 PM on March 4, 2015


Something from this site? Maybe these?
posted by TWinbrook8 at 11:43 PM on March 4, 2015


Apparently Iris Apfel's own designs are all sunglasses , but maybe a search around her name would work?
posted by hannala at 11:46 PM on March 4, 2015


They remind me of the novelty myopia glasses you see in reject shops. I think they're sometimes sold with eyes painted on them also. I'm on my phone walking so can't link, but that's where to google your fu to.
posted by taff at 12:32 AM on March 5, 2015


I found these on Ebay. And these in China. And finally these and these. (You might need to remove the lenses.)
posted by Too-Ticky at 12:35 AM on March 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Some people refer to this style as "bug eye" (which I don't think is quite right). They're also oversize too.
posted by Thing at 1:37 AM on March 5, 2015


Try looking for round costume glasses. These Jackie glasses look close, but they are sunglasses and you'd have to pop the lenses out.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 2:15 AM on March 5, 2015


The girl in the picture is (I am pretty certain) dressed up as Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6. However that character's glasses are not quite as round as the ones in the picture so cosplay searches did not turn up anything quite exactly like the ones you linked.
posted by Vindaloo at 5:49 AM on March 5, 2015


I will be cosplaying as Honey Lemon as well, but I want the roundness since Honey Lemon's more square frames don't suit my face all that well. :)

Ursula, your search terms yielded a bunch of sunglasses that I can pop the lenses out of and paint! That'll work for now until I find the same ones that are in the picture (which came with clear lenses to start). Thank you!!
posted by Hermione Granger at 7:26 AM on March 5, 2015


I bought these glasses at Yankee Trader in Columbus, Ohio.
posted by Juliet Banana at 7:31 AM on March 5, 2015


These look like the ones in your picture. However they only seem to want to sell you 20 pairs at a time. And you surely don't need them by now anymore. Still, just in case it's useful to anyone else... and just so you know, I'm not obsessed at all. I can quit anytime! *mutters incoherently*
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:33 AM on April 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


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(I'll stop now, I promise. Look, I've stopped. Please put the phone down.)
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:03 PM on April 22, 2015


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