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The Old Glasses Shop Ltd Registration Number: 08018868


Our Address:

The Old Glasses Shop Ltd

Offices 3&4 Station House




NE48 2DG



(we also answer enquiries at the weekend)


Telephone: 01434 221122 (10 till 4 Weekdays)

From Outside of the UK: 0044 (0)1434 221122

The Old Glasses Shop came about because of a chance meeting in 2004 and the discovery of a large stock of “old” glasses. 


Not used, not ‘junk’ - but a lot of well known brands - Gucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, Burberrys, Versace, Willis and Geiger etc - beautiful eyewear mainly from the 70s / 80s / 90s which was new, still packaged and carefully stored.


Over the years we have added to our “old” stock and also brought in modern eyewear from around the world (see our blogs) which we believe is complementary to our original stock - Anglo American, Frame Holland, Beuren, FEB31st ... classic styles, hand made, Italian retro - of genuinely outstanding quality. Eyewear that will last for years. Eyewear that you can reglaze (my FEB31st frame is on its third prescription) and so represents fantastic value.


This is wonderful product to sell because it is wonderful product to own. These glasses become friends (you know, the ones that go missing when you need them). They become part of who you are. They make you want to wear glasses. They’re genuinely special and make you feel good. And you love them - who cares what anyone else thinks? 

So why wear ordinary?


But great product is not enough.

And so The Old Glasses Shop has one unwavering focus...


Taking care of You, our customer. No matter where in the world you are.

Based in beautiful Bellingham, Northumberland (4 months of winter followed by 8 months of bad weather) in what was a Victorian railway station, we are online only.


But we don’t hide behind email - our telephone number is at the top of every page. And it’s answered by Christina, Fiona or Kate, not by a menu system. 

Your call IS important to us, so we answer it…personally.


We answer emails honestly. We give advice with integrity. We will do anything we can to help.


It’s a sad reflection on modern commerce that people are actually surprised at the level of service we give. We have had comments where people think our reviews are so consistently good they cannot be true (!).


Products really can be outstandingly good

Service really can be all about you

And we can be human and have fun too.