The Worshipful Little Shop of Spectacles

Our East London shop offers an ever-changing collection of unworn vintage and ready to wear spectacles and sunglasses.

For us fit is everything. Choosing the right style is important but not all spectacles suit all faces or prescriptions.

Founder Natalie has over twenty years experience in the optical industry. She cares that you leave us with beautifully fitted spectacles that suit your face and personality.

A Little Herstory.

The Worshipful Little Shop of Spectacles is unlike any other optical retailer in London.

Founded in 2014 by artist Natalie Agnes Edwards it is unconventional in many ways. Following a considerable career dispensing, curating collections and designing bespoke frames for high end boutiques Natalie decided to take the reins and literally build her own shop.

From its inception the shop offered a tailor made bespoke service utilizing the skills of frame maker Dave Cox. She dreamed that in the future a way could be found to bring the entire frame making process in house; therefore preserving a dying trade and creating the perfect environment to ensure the highest quality service.

A LITTLE HISTORY.

As fate would have it Natalie met her partner Matthew Lambert a year after opening her shop.
 
A cabinet maker for 13 years he had already honed many of the skills required to hand make frames. With the encouragement of Mr Cox and realising that he could fit a workshop in Natalie’s old art studio he got to work. He built it up over the next year, often having to make or modify machinery to suit the purpose. In 2018 the Worshipful Workshop came to life.
Our shop is open Saturdays 10am-6pm and Fridays by appointment. 
shop images by tomwakeling.co.uk