Crazy For Vintage Cat Eye Frames?
The cat eye glasses frame was conceived by Altina Schinasi in the early 1930s. She took inspiration from the Harlequin masks, worn at the popular balls and dances of the time, to create frames with upturned brows we know today as cat eyes.
She was on to an instant winner and by the late 40s, she had sold up her successful eyewear business to focus on pastures new. Luckily the cat eye glasses shape endured! So now we have a massive collection of vintage cateyes for you to shop online.
Throughout the post-war years, the popularity of the cat eye shape for optical frames soared. Eyewear companies began to truly cater to the market for feminine frames. Adding stylistic touches such as diamante, gold stars and elaborate flairs to the tips of the frames.
All of the vintage cat eye glasses frames sold on Ed & Sarna can be customised with UV lenses or have your prescription lenses fitted in them. Jealous of all the fun glasses-wearers have? Fit them with plain fashion lenses or blue light filter lenses to reduce eye strain from staring at screens all day.
Whatever your reasons. You are sure to end up with a grin wider than a Cheshire cat when you try on a pair of authentic vintage cat eye glasses frames from Ed & Sarna.