One of the most fascinating things about collecting vintage sunglasses is the level of quality in manufacturing. Dimestores such as Woolworth and five and dime stores would have ready made sunglasses that were sold for reasonable prices. While they were mass produced the sunglasses that were made back in the 1930-1950 were of exceptional quality and manufacturing . Some Of the materials that were used in the early 1900 was Bakelite the first plastic made of synthetic components. Other materials were zylonite or as Opticians say ZYL.
These Dimestore glasses of the past surpass some modern day designer brands! We will be featuring a section on or new websites atticeyewear.com we will call dimestore! We hope you will stop by and visit us soon!