Not your typical eyewear shop, Solakzade’s Harajuku boutique is home to a distinctive range of unused vintage and antique frames sourced from Japan and around the globe. The shop has a particularly broad selection of styles in its 10,000-frame trove, including a few shades that date back all the way to the 1800s. Solakzade opened in July 2012 and is run by a pair of brothers from Osaka – Tatsuya Okamoto and Rio Okamoto – who can also customise, repair and restore antique frames, or even create bespoke spectacles. The shop also offers eye exams and prescription lenses as well as a handy machine which helps adjust your lenses to your perfect vision. If your lenses are not ready during your stay in Tokyo, the shop will deliver them right to your doorstep. You'll be seeing 20/20 in no time.
B1F, 4-29-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||3pm-8pm (Wed by appointment only)|
|Transport:||Meiji-Jingumae Station (Chiyoda, Fukutoshin lines)|