Robert Roope Vintage

Colour of the Year

January 1st, 2019

Happy New Year! According to Pantone the colour of 2019 is Living Coral.  Not exactly your first thought when it comes to the colour of your glasses however trolling through our vintage collection we have found a beauty.  Of course it would be a Retro 80s frame!

Happy Holidays

December 24th, 2018

Happy holidays to all the vintage enthusiasts out there. We hope everyone’s festive season is full of peace and joy!

Give the Gift of Glamour this Christmas

December 3rd, 2018

What could be more glamorous than a pair of vintage Christian Dior glasses or sunglasses? Perfect for Christmas parties or as a designer gift chosen with love.  Shop our vintage original collection here: DIOR

Anglo American Eyewear

October 26th, 2018

Anglo American – the classic optical brand, even the logo is iconic, original  design and outstanding quality.

Shop our collection of vintage and contemporary Anglo American Eyewear frames.


Anglo American

Iconic eyewear


La La Land

January 11th, 2017

Winner of seven Golden Globe awards, recent film La La Land has captured imaginations.  We love that one of the main characters is a jazz pianist with dreams of opening his own jazz club.  Although the film is set in modern day Los Angeles it has a very vintage, very 1950s, feel to it.

The Monocle

January 9th, 2017


For a vintage look you can’t go wrong with a monocle.  Eyewear doesn’t get much more vintage than that!  They can add the finishing touch to a fabulous retro revival outfit or you may simply find one incredibly useful as did a recent customer who purchased one to aid his map reading.  Roope Vintage offers both metal and acetate monocles on a cord.  They can be purchased as seen or fitted with a prescription lens.


Monocle Silver






Monocle Havana

We Wear Perfume

December 14th, 2016

Robert Roope, founder of Roope Vintage was recently interviewed by We Wear Perfume on his thoughts on fragrance and why he wears Karl Lagerfeld for men.

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Billie Jean King

July 11th, 2016

Tennis legend Billie Jean King has worn some amazing glasses over the years and this year at Wimbledon she didn’t disappoint.  Feeling inspired?


Here is a look at some of the styles she wore on and off the court.



NHS Panto

Panto glasses


Aviator glasses





Liverpool Coach’s Success Down to Glasses?

November 23rd, 2015

By all accounts Liverpool FC’s new coach Jurgen Klopp is transforming the team.  We’ve spotted him wearing metal combination glasses .  Could his success be down to these fantastically stylish frames?

Metal Combination Glasses

Good Weekend at Goodwood Revival 2015

September 19th, 2015

Roope Vintage had a blast at Goodwood Revival last weekend.  There was interest in our glasses from a new generation of vintage enthusiasts and we caught up with some familiar faces from St Albans.  As always the atmosphere was fantastic and we received wonderful feedback about Robert Roope’s collection.



Roope Vintage at Goodwood Revival 2015


Roope Vintage Goodwood Revival 2015