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    Outlandish, Tacky Frames???

    HI all,
    I have a patient who just loves, Elton John-ESQ, outlandish, tacky, animal print, large, heavy, expensive well made frames ;) She has several very OLD ones, three of which are animal print designs from the 80's or older. One looked like an old Dior, though not as classy as I remember Dior being. I told her I might be able to turn her on to some websites or vendors, to look at some cataloges online. Any ideas?
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    All that comes to mind for me is Cazal.
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    Coyote DeGroot is your man.

    http://labrabbit.myshopify.com/

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    store in NYC called Fannies Frames. They might have a website

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    Aussie designer and manufacturer: Roger Henley. You can pick which ever acetate or design of glasses you want and he will make it for you. all colours and details are on his website.
    Its ok!.....I work at an independant!....and no, thats NOT on sale.

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    Lab Rabbit has a great selection
    Other Vintage listing http://opticalvisionresources.com/eyewear-vintage
    Anna Karin Eyewear- http://opticalvisionresources.com/an...rlsson-eyewear
    Linda Farrow does collaborations with many designers -http://opticalvisionresources.com/ktz-x-linda-farrow-face-shield-sunwear
    Best Image has their Fantasy Mask http://opticalvisionresources.com/fa...-new-years-eve
    Mercura and A Morir have wild and wacky eyewear
    For a listing of other wild eyewear- http://opticalvisionresources.com/ey...azy-wild-wacky
    Historie De Voir has some real unusual eyewear -http://opticalvisionresources.com/luxury-leather-eyewear-by-historie-de-voir
    Some Butterfly Eyewear by Karavan http://opticalvisionresources.com/br...ear-by-karavan
    One of my favorites- Undostrial- Love them-http://opticalvisionresources.com/eyewear-find-of-the-week-undostrail-eyewear
    Slav- makes incredible unique products http://opticalvisionresources.com/ey...wear-from-slav
    Mykita- and worn by celebs including Lady Gaga- http://opticalvisionresources.com/my...material-mylon
    Oliver Goldsmith (who also did Elton John) is coming back with some of his vintage pieces-http://opticalvisionresources.com/oliver-goldsmith-extraordinary-vintage-eyewear-designer
    Samal Design http://opticalvisionresources.com/ne...y-samal-design
    Theo-
    On The Steam Punk Scene http://opticalvisionresources.com/al...lip-up-eyewear

    Classique Eyewear also has some funkier pieces
    Parasite- http://opticalvisionresources.com/pa...clable-eyewear

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    These places have lots of fun stuff




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    Prodesign has a lot of frames available in 8-13 colors. Some colors are classy, some are completely outlandish. Their entire catalog is viewable on their website.
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    Wow. Thanks for all the links and info. She'll be tickled. And then come to me to put flat tops in them ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by opticalcathy View Post
    Lab Rabbit has a great selection
    Other Vintage listing http://opticalvisionresources.com/eyewear-vintage
    Anna Karin Eyewear- http://opticalvisionresources.com/an...rlsson-eyewear
    Linda Farrow does collaborations with many designers -http://opticalvisionresources.com/ktz-x-linda-farrow-face-shield-sunwear
    Best Image has their Fantasy Mask http://opticalvisionresources.com/fa...-new-years-eve
    Mercura and A Morir have wild and wacky eyewear
    For a listing of other wild eyewear- http://opticalvisionresources.com/ey...azy-wild-wacky
    Historie De Voir has some real unusual eyewear -http://opticalvisionresources.com/luxury-leather-eyewear-by-historie-de-voir
    Some Butterfly Eyewear by Karavan http://opticalvisionresources.com/br...ear-by-karavan
    One of my favorites- Undostrial- Love them-http://opticalvisionresources.com/eyewear-find-of-the-week-undostrail-eyewear
    Slav- makes incredible unique products http://opticalvisionresources.com/ey...wear-from-slav
    Mykita- and worn by celebs including Lady Gaga- http://opticalvisionresources.com/my...material-mylon
    Oliver Goldsmith (who also did Elton John) is coming back with some of his vintage pieces-http://opticalvisionresources.com/oliver-goldsmith-extraordinary-vintage-eyewear-designer
    Samal Design http://opticalvisionresources.com/ne...y-samal-design
    Theo-
    On The Steam Punk Scene http://opticalvisionresources.com/al...lip-up-eyewear

    Classique Eyewear also has some funkier pieces
    Parasite- http://opticalvisionresources.com/pa...clable-eyewear
    Here's my article on Undostrial frames. My wife and I actually traveled to Paris while on our honeymoon and checked out their factory. They are truly hand-made in Paris.

    https://www.voyageeyewear.com/blog/3...-made-in-paris

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    What are Undostrial frames?

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    They are a Paris-based eyewear company. I think they're at VisionExpo West in Vegas right now. Highly recommended for quality and craftsmanship.

    https://www.voyageeyewear.com/blog/3...-paris,-france

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    When you said "tacky" I thought of this gem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigandi View Post
    When you said "tacky" I thought of this gem...
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    That is wild.....and reminds me of the Plaza line from Neostyle, they were made of pexi.
    Eyes wide open

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    Hey now! I actually sold a couple of them.

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    You also might try http://ovvooptics.com/corrective-5.html (wear these and get compliments) and they have some really wild one. Alain Mikli has wild eyewear and Elton John has worn their frames, along with Oliver Goldsmith, LaFont, Neostyle, Silhouette,Cazal, Anglo American, I think he has some Linda Farrow and of custom.

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