About V&Y

VINT & YORK

EYEWEAR FOR THE MODERN NOSTALGIC

THE ZEITGEIST OF THE 1920’S IS WHERE OUR STORY BEGINS.

"We like to believe that a pair of glasses from Vint & York would have been what Gertrude Stein reached for when proofreading Hemingway.
So much about the beauty of this bygone era speaks to our inspiration"

Larisa Ginzburg

CRAFTING INSPIRED EYEWEAR IS OUR PASSION AND PURPOSE

Each piece of eyewear from Vint & York is hand crafted and designed in New York City. The style, quality and craftsmanship of our collections are meticulously overseen to bring you premier eyewear at a reasonable price point. At Vint & York, we believe chic and affordable should not be mutually exclusive.



"We took the best of vintage trends, and reimagined them into timeless, modern frames, that are stylish, chic, and sophisticatedly nostalgic"

Larisa Ginzburg

HOW WE DESIGN & MAKE OUR GLASSES

Vint & York Frames

We are proud of the meticulous detail that goes into designing each pair of glasses.

All of our frames at Vint and York are made from high-quality acetate that’s as durable as it is stylish.

From the classic rectangle and oval styles, to the daring and flamboyant 60’s inspired cat eye glasses, our frames come in a myriad of shapes and colors to suit all tastes and characters.

Vint & York Lenses

Our lenses are lightweight, impact-resistant, and are made from premium quality materials utilizing the latest in modern technology and innovation. Most lenses are crafted by our experienced technicians at our cutting edge lab.

At Vint & York, we value authentic individuality and self expression, and these are the things we keep in mind when we design and curate our eyewear.

"Before starting Vint & York, I worked in an optical store that carried major designer brands. They were expensive, and customers were fed up by the prices.
I decided to create stylish eyewear at a reasonable price point, without compromising style and quality."

Larisa Ginzburg

OUR VISION IS YOUR VISION
And it won't break the bank!

Our eyeglasses start at $109 and include high-quality frames outfitted with single-vision polycarbonate lenses and premium anti-reflective and anti-scratch coatings.

We don't tack on any additional charges for options that are essential for optical performance.

Once you experience the quality, comfort and value of our eyewear, we believe you will become a customer for life.

PRESCRIPTION LENSES

Every prescription is validated and filled by a licensed optician, so you can be sure that the lenses you get are exactly what your doctor prescribed.

With us, accuracy is non-negotiable. We have more than 20 years of optical dispensing and eyewear design experience.

A LITTLE ABOUT THE FOUNDER LARISA GINZBURG

"I have always had a passion for all things vintage - be it clothing or art. Couple that with my love and obsession for fashionable eyewear and sunglasses, and you’ll understand what led me on this memorable and fulfilling journey. At Vint and York - we view eyewear as an integral part of self expression."

Larisa Ginzburg

Coming to the United States from a very repressed USSR at the age of 19, Larisa knew that this newfound freedom of self expression was integral to becoming the woman she wanted to be in the world. Upon settling in NYC, the robust and vibrant energy fueled her passions further - and allowed her to soar both personally and professionally. (And she did it ALL while raising 6 children!) Larisa is the very definition of women getting it done - and get it done she DID!

While Larisa always had a love for fashion and design, her career began in the computer and technology sector. Eventually she found her way into the world of e-commerce, where she began consulting a variety of clothing, footwear and optical brands. After many years of experience in the eyewear industry, it became clear to Larisa that there was a vacancy in the eyewear market for high quality, vintage inspired frames that were well made, affordable, modern and stylish.

Vint & York sold their first pair of glasses in 2012 and Larisa hasn’t looked back since.

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO BRICK AND MORTAR

Over the course of the next 2 years, Vint and York truly came to establish a cult following. It was at this time that Larisa knew she wanted to expand.

In 2014 she successfully transitioned Vint & York from an online-only platform, to a now flourishing brick and mortar flagship store located in the heart of the trendy and fashionable NoLita neighborhood.

Here, Larisa oversees and manages the day to day business of Vint and York - and is completely hands on when it comes to the creative aspects of designing the collections. Nothing escapes her savvy artistic eye ;)

Like stepping in to a pristine postcard from a bygone era - Vint & York NoLita offers a fresh take on customer service, and a premier shopping experience for prescription frames and sunglasses. The store offers a wide array of boutique eyewear and accessories for men and women- in styles ranging from hipster and geek chic - to modern classic and sophisticated retro.

With a frame for every face, Vint & York is the one and only home for The Modern Nostalgic.

PRESS

"Vint & York glasses are quite a spectacle. The brand is about the almighty freedom of choice — the knowledge that you can have more than one perfect pair of glasses"

Thrillist

"Upending a boom in fabulous eyewear, New York-based Vint and York is out to make new icons."

Observer

"The “geek glasses” in this collection are for the trendsetters – the ones who aren’t afraid to put their personality front and center: on their face."

Man of Many

"Vint & York glasses are quite a spectacle. The brand is about the almighty freedom of choice — the knowledge that you can have more than one perfect pair of glasses"

Thrillist

"Upending a boom in fabulous eyewear, New York-based Vint and York is out to make new icons."

Observer

"The “geek glasses” in this collection are for the trendsetters – the ones who aren’t afraid to put their personality front and center: on their face."

Man of Many

Yes. We want to make a spectacle of ourselves! Vint & York has been ’seen’ all around town by major media such as Bloomberg, ELLE, Observer, Supercompressor and Thrillist. (InSTYLE)

Our eyewear frames have also been featured on talk shows, such as Extra and Wendy Williams, and we have also partnered with influential fashion bloggers such as Leandra Medine, the founder of The Man Repeller Blog.

WORK WITH US

PRESS

Are you a journalist or editor who’s looking for fashion eyewear or optical professional experts to help out with a story? Come by and say hello! Our eyewear specialists and designers are ready to answer all of your questions, no matter how big or small. Contact us today at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible! We’ll make sure you have everything you need to create an interesting and engaging story.

BLOGGER

If you’re interested in featuring Vint & York on your blog or Instagram, we’re happy to collaborate. Contact us today at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you!

BE PART OF OUR TEAM

Do you want to be part of an amazing team and help us grow Vint & York? Send us your resume and let’s talk: [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!

The Vint & York Team