Are your eyeglass frames genuine vintage?
We have two collections: Original Vintage and Classic Reproductions. Our Original Vintage is, you guessed it, genuine and have NEVER BEEN WORN. And our Classic Reproductions are inspired by some of the most famous people in modern history - from the late 1800s (Teddy) to the 1970s (Lennon).
We even have some from the '80s and '90s - but seriously, even though they're "originals," it's even hard for us to call them true vintage.
I found similar vintage frames on Etsy, Ebay or another online seller that are cheaper - should I buy those instead?
Fabulous Fanny's has been in business for nearly 30 years and we stand behind everything we sell. Buying on Etsy and Ebay always presents a risk because: (1) they may claim it's vintage, but it's only a reproduction; (2) they may claim it's never been worn, when it's actually been used; (3) they may claim it's in "mint" condition when it isn't; and (4) they won't give you your money back if you're unhappy.
We're not saying you won't get lucky . . . we're just saying that you're taking a risk. Since our frames are all reasonably-priced, we believe the risk isn't worth the worry.
Here's a perfect example:
Do you take insurance?
At this time, we do not. However, you may qualify for reimbursement from your insurance company. Please contact your insurance company to learn more.
Does your eyewear come with lenses?
All of our Classic Reproductions and most of our Original Vintage can be fitted with prescription lenses and numerous sunglass colors. We charge below market price for single vision lenses and more complex prescriptions require an extra charge, but still at a very competitive price.
What about "Readers" or "Reading Lenses"?
If you've got vintage eyes, we've got your back (or, rather, your eyes). Our "Readers" come with lenses much higher in quality than the lenses you'd find at a pharmacy or big box retailer.
Are the Eyeglasses in the pictures the exact pair I will receive?
Yes! If not, please let us know and we’ll make it right.
Where do you make your eyeglasses?
Our Classic Reproductions are primarily designed in the USA and hand-finished in Italy. Our Original Vintage comes from all over the world, but primarily France, Italy, Germany, England and the USA.
Where are you located? Do you have a shop where I can come and try on your vintage eyewear?
Our Flagship Store is located in New York City's East Village - one of the most unique shopping areas on planet earth. Please come visit - we are unlike any optical store you've ever visited. 335 East 9th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. And we promise to give you great tips on shopping in the East Village for all kinds of unique goods. If you cannot get to NYC, click on FIND US in the navigation bar to find a retailer close to you. Give them a call and see which Fabulous Fanny's frames they carry.