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What Are Giant Vintage's Featured Collections? Carefully Curated by Giant Vintage CEO & Style Icon Annabelle.

What Are Giant Vintage's Featured Collections? Carefully Curated by Giant Vintage CEO &  Style Icon Annabelle.

Style worn in photo: REDS

I always knew I wanted to work in fashion. From music videos to red carpet styles, I've enjoyed that special feeling when the right outfit or accessories boosts someone's confidence or mood so many times. Starting my own vintage eyewear company has given me even more opportunities to see shoppers and clients embrace their own personal style.

Giant Vintage is more than my business. It's my passion, and I love curating collections of vintage sunglasses and other eyewear that help you find your perfect pair.

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Trends I've Explored for Giant Vintage and Other Outlets

Why do so many fashion fans scroll through the Giant Vintage Insta looking for inspiration? Mostly because our collection of deadstock glasses, reworked originals, and reimagined styles are just gorgeous. I'm so lucky to get the chance to pull these glasses away from potentially ending up in a landfill. I work with my expert stylists to bring glasses back to life before putting them on shelves for avid fashionistas.

The other reason our styles are so popular is that I've worked in fashion for many years and know what's hot and what's not. Of course, those trends change all the time, and I pride myself on having my finger on the pulse of the sunglasses fashion heartbeat.

Here are just a few recent trends I've been exploring with Giant Vintage and others.

Bayonetta Glasses 

I loved talking to PureWow about the Bayonetta glasses trend. Bayonetta glasses are inspired by the Japanese video game heroine of the same name. This iconic character, Bayonetta, has a huge following. People love that she's both sexy and smart, and her glasses help cement that impression.

Brown haired girl sporting her Bayonetta style JEANE glasses from Giant Vintage
Style worn in photo: JEANE

 

Bayonetta's clothes might be ethereal and elaborate, but your wardrobe doesn't have to be. One of the best things about Bayonetta glasses is that they go with just about any outfit. Whatever comes out of your closet will suit these trend-setting pieces.

So, what are Bayonetta glasses? They're late '90s/early 2000s influenced pieces; a trend that's come back around and stuck around. They're usually rectangular, with a slim silhouette and dark frames. Think Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie in the early "noughties" and you can picture these glasses clearly. You only have to drop onto TikTok for a few minutes to see how quickly this glasses trend has taken over.

You can shop for Bayonetta glasses on our website, here. Check the top of the page for special offers that may crop up from time to time.

Lana Del Rey-Inspired Styles 

From chunky frames to heart-shaped glasses that match any wardrobe choice from jeans to designer dresses, Lana Del Rey has inspired so many eyewear choices. Like many style collection curators, I've looked to Lana to get inspiration for some of our own top categories of sunglasses.

Lana loves a retro look and that suits me down to the ground. It's pretty clear that I'm passionate about vintage clothes and accessories, and that ethos is what drives a good portion of Giant Vintage's catalog. You can see more of what I mean at the Baby Love Collection, a small selection of Lana-inspired glasses.

Trendy girl wearing oversized Summer Springs style sunglasses from Giant Vintage
Style worn in photo: SUMMER SPRINGS

Steampunk Styles 

Just like goth and punk, steampunk is a fashion movement that attracts people with a real commitment to its stylings. I've loved picking out pieces that echo steampunk styles, from goggle-inspired round lenses to narrow, metallic frames.

Steampunk has really hit the mainstream in the last few years, with designers ranging from Alexander McQueen to Jean-Paul Gaultier bringing aspects of the style to the catwalk. Thankfully, you don't need to pay a catwalk price for steampunk frames and glasses from Giant Vintage. See the collection here.

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My Carefully Curated Giant Vintage Collections

Working with these different styles gives me an expert understanding of what can turn heads and what to leave in the closet. I've brought that expertise to you, via these themed collections of sunglasses. Whether your glasses are usually impulse purchases or highly considered choices, you'll find something to love in these collections of different looks.

Accelerator Collection

These bold looks combine color with athletic styling for a finished product that makes you want to go faster. You can pick from bright red, oversized shield glasses, yellow lenses, and sleek metallic frames, to name just a few options.

What clothing choices suit this collection? Anything from jeans to sportswear. The best thing about these glasses is they work equally well by the pool or in a club. It's '80s-inspired retro at its best.

Shop the Accelerator Collection here.

Short-haired girl wearing futuristic oversized MARAJ sunglasses from Giant Vintage

Style worn in photo: MARAJ

Totally Hot Collection

Here you'll find my pick of what's hot right now and needs to come home with you. You'll notice that products on this page change regularly so check back every now and then for updates.

Currently, I'm highlighting HIGH PROFILE Square Y2K sunglasses in a delicious pale pink. The frame has a subtle shimmer that's sure to catch some eyes when you wear them this summer... or any season, for that matter.

Shop the Totally Hot Collection here.

Two girls wearing colorful wigs sporting their Y2K inspired sunnies in the style HIGH PROFILE from Giant Vintage

Style worn in photo: HIGH PROFILE

Field Day Collection

Come out to play with sporty sunglasses that you can wear literally anywhere. Check out the PENALTY Trending '90s Sport Sunglasses that combine an ultra-cool, semi-rimless oval shape with colored lenses that complete your look. These deadstock originals won't be found anywhere else.

Or how about the BLOKE Bayonetta Glasses, clear for visibility and striking in black and red frames (other colors are available).

Shop the Field Day Collection here.

Life After Death Collection

Embrace the macabre with these sleek frames decorated with skulls and other colorful designs. The overall look is reminiscent of el Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. At this time, the otherworldly is supposed to be closer to the living. These glasses use a tattoo art style close to the colorful skulls seen this time of year.

The details on these frames are made bold by extra wide arms to show off their colors. These can be worn with any wardrobe favorite, from shorts to your favorite suit.

Shop the Life After Death Collection here.

Trendy girl posing in her oversized sunglasses in the style DAWN by Giant Vintage
Style worn in photo: DAWN

Love at First Sight Collection

Bayonetta-style fans, this collection is definitely for you. These glasses take everything that's great about this style to give you plenty of options. There are the classic black Bayonetta frames. After all, and who didn't fall in love with her at first sight? Well, those that weren't trying to defeat her, anyway!

But I've also included some pretty pink frames, like these cherry-toned X-RATED Clear Rectangular '90s Bayonetta-Style glasses. With cut-out details on the temple area and widened outer frames, this pair is packed with personality. Plus, there are plenty of other options to give you the best variety.

Shop the Love at First Sight Collection here.

Trendy Y2k inspired girl sporting her X-RATED glasses from Giant Vintage

Style worn in photo: X-RATED

Annabelle's 23rd Birthday Surprise Collection

I put this collection together to celebrate my 23rd birthday, and what a year it's been. Our company has gone from strength to strength, and I've seen our glasses worn by so many superstars. But today, it was my turn to wear some of my top choices that I've unearthed over the past 12 months.

These were some of my absolute favorites: the DELUSIONAL Round Y2K Sunglasses. You can see me showcasing them on our website, as I blow the candles out on my birthday cake. Get your hands on these deadstock originals in a range of colors. Vintage Y2K frames are a massive trend right now and these are some of the most stunning.

Alternatively, you might opt for the GLAM Studded Oversized Sunglasses. The cute chain temple detailing is finished with a glistening rhinestone which you can choose in a number of colors. Another Y2K favorite, these are true vintage glasses in a unisex style that offer full UV protection. A quirky and stylish original from our team of dedicated vintage sunglass hunters.

Trendy girl blowing out candles on a cake wearing her DELUSIONAL style sunnies from Giant Vintage

Style worn in photo: DELUSIONAL

Discover Something New with Giant Vintage

Here at Giant Vintage, we're all about helping you find your own personal style. Shopping with us is as easy as pie. Simply browse the glasses collections, check that you're happy with the price and the fit, and then click "Add to basket." A few days later and you'll be wearing sunglasses loved by Hailey Bieber, Paris Hilton, and Reneé Rapp.

I'm constantly updating the collections here at Giant Vintage so make sure you head to "Featured Collections" to see what's new. With free shipping on orders over $60, what's stopping you? Let's help you elevate your look this season.

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I love to create collections of sunglasses that bring the vintage and retro right into this moment. The moments when I see that a celebrity wore one of our products are so exciting, but not as fulfilling as bringing elegance and runway styles to our customers. Wear glasses that make you feel en vogue and experiment by matching different pairs with different outfits. Connect with us and share your favorite purchases on our Instagram