All about our eyewear
Where do your frames come from?
We rescue forgotten sunglasses and eyeglasses from the lonely darkness of storage facilities around the world so they can find a new home in Revival—and eventually with you.
We source our frames from Japan, Austria, Germany, and France.
What types of frames do you sell?
Looking for Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Dior, or other designer brands? We’ve got you covered. Interested in steampunk sunnies, classic cat-eye frames, or Golden Girls-inspired specs? You’ve come to the right place.
In other words, we have a little bit of everything from the 1960s through the early 2000s—and it’s all extremely bitchin’.
Can I customize my frames?
Absolutely! We created our shop around the concept of personalization. We’ll help you create a distinct pair of shades through custom prescriptions, tints, transitions, and more. You got options, baby!
How can I buy frames from Revival?
Pop in to our San Diego shop in the bustling North Park district and let us style you! Browse our collection of over 1,000 curated frames on your own, or let our team help you choose and customize the perfect pair.
Mon-Sat: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All about deadstock vintage
What is deadstock?
Deadstock vintage is a term used to describe items from another era that were never sold or worn. In this case, it’s eyewear that’s decades old but completely unworn—often with original tags and packaging!
You won’t find a single replica, reproduction, or “retro” item at Revival. Every pair of frames in our shop is true vintage, manufactured between the 1960s and the early 2000s. We’re the only deadstock vintage eyewear boutique in San Diego.
Why deadstock vintage frames over new stuff?
With deadstock vintage eyewear, you’re getting the best of both worlds: authentic, vintage frames that are also unworn and in mint condition. Not to mention, vintage eyewear was crafted with quality materials and care that’s unmatched in modern frames.
Our products also require no new resources to manufacture, so supporting Revival also means you’re supporting sustainability. By shopping vintage, you’re bypassing fast fashion and making the choice to live more sustainably. Go you!
Prescriptions, insurance, & returns
Can I get prescription frames at Revival?
You sure can. We’re licensed opticians who can fill whatever prescription you need in our full-service lab. We also offer same-day service in most cases if you need your frames, like, now.
Do you accept insurance?
While we don’t accept insurance at this time, we’ll happily work with you to submit for reimbursement with your insurance company.
You can also use your HSA or FSA on Revival eyewear.
What’s your return policy?
It’ll keep us up at night if we know you aren’t happy with your frames, so we accept returns within 14 days of your purchase. Items must be in their original condition with their original packaging, including the microfiber pouch.
Unfortunately, we’re unable to refund the cost of UV, sunglass, or prescription lenses, as these are customized orders that we can’t resell. If you have any concerns about your prescription, we’re happy to talk it over and see what we can do!