Our business philosophy: 100% Vintage – No Retro
In times, when the world seems to turn increasingly faster, there are numerous people who are self-confident enough to emphasize their own individuality by being extraordinary.
These individuals are often in search of unusual challenges, they may have great visions or express their positive attitude towards life in astonishing ways. Their independence is not only reflected in attitudes or beliefs, but also mirrored by the enhancement of their appearance.
We have made it our mission, to offer these individuals and, especially, eyeglasses enthusiasts the opportunity to emphasize their style and individuality with vintage sunglasses. We go to great lengths to find the most amazing and legendary sunglasses from the world’s best fashion designers and place them in the hands of zealous fans. Our passion for these classical and unique pieces drives us to search the world and locate these rare originals in new and unused condition.
Each of our models tells a unique story or symbolizes an era, with which every one of us has a personal tie or memory. The fact that these models are no longer available through conventional retailers and, as a result, are truly rare, impels many celebrities to use these originals to distinguish their own looks and establish their own personal trademark. (You can find several examples in our celebrity database.)
Because it is hardly a unique statement to wear the most expensive and newest designer sunglasses, which are being produced by the millions and are sold in every corner boutique?
Our sunglasses, on the other hand, are unique and due to their quality and design have survived the wear of the decades, new trends and temporary fashion fads. That’s why, in the years to come, our sunglasses will keep their charme and will continue to be a valued accessory.
Since the eyes are the most distinctive visual attribute of a person, legendary sunglasses, ultimately, enhance each wearers’ individuality in a spectacular way.
Our exclusive selection offers a great variety of original models from the best designers dating back as far as the early 70’s. We travel the world, locate antiquated stocks, and export them from Berlin to all corners of the world. You are guaranteed to purchase the best. Let us know, if you have a special wish or would like to possess a particular model (for an example one from a certain actor/actress). We will certainly do our best to supply you with your desired sunglasses.
How to reach us
Here you have the opportunity to get to know the team behind VS a little better.
His passion for antiquated objects and urge for uniqueness were the original ideas which propelled Chris to turn his hobby into a vocation.
Being himself an enthusiastic antique's collector and based on his own interest in fashion & lifestyle, he combined these two aspects of his life and, initially, founded the one-man business known today as the firm Vintage-Sunglasses.de.
In Berlin, working from a small room in his apartment, he began to search for vintage sunglasses he liked himself. Subsequently he shared his collection with others and soon his endeavors were greeted with overwhelming fervour in the city and among collectors & enthusiasts from all over the world. Within three months time, the demand for vintage originals grew to such an extent, that Vintage-Sunglasses.de has since continued to grow and expand. Thanks to its exclusive offerings and reliable customer service, Vintage-Sunglasses.de continues to grow on a regular basis.
Today, a large office has replaced the small room in Chris’ apartment. Chris no longer works by himself, but instead is supported by more than a dozen professionals. And all of them have one thing in common: The passion for truly exceptional sunglasses.In midyear the continuous growth of our firm resulted in the establishment of a company with limited liability with Chris as our managing director.
It was Caro’s idea to translate the website into Japanese. Caro is half-Japanese and takes care of the Japanese clientele. Beside all translations, she is also responsible for the company marketing in Japan.
Toni came up with the first draft for the website and is responsible today for the entire graphic layout and design of the website. His work has been applauded by many and we continue to receive countless compliments from around the world.
Ben´s area is sales. He manages the entire daily workload, takes care of accounting and the company's inventory and also focuses on keeping our customers happy across the world.
He is the man for our online activities. He is also responsible for online research and news.
René is our marketing expert and link man. He develops new concepts, optimizes the website, and coordinates Vintage-Sunglasses.de PR worldwide, as well as all company events and large projects.
Opto is our man with the golden hands. He brings in lost, forgotten and rather dusty “old” inventory and polishes it into extremely glossy and glamorous collector items. Furthermore, he has a talent in fulfilling unbelievable customer wishes on an ongoing basis.
Our programmer, who makes sure that Vintage-Sunglasses.de is accessible 24/7. A peek behind the technical scenery of the online-shop amazes even most experts.
With her linguistic diversity and Neapolitan charm she is always on the lookout for unworn original glasses in Germany and Italy and also manages the merchandise procurement.
The bilingually raised Sunnyboy and professional translator develops all of our English texts and just keeps on providing us with cunning formulations.
As a part-time assistant he is irreplacable in the areas of distribution and business administration and beyond that is our secret weapon with regard to product photography.