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Meet Davon Ford of In Search Of

Today we’d like to introduce you to Davon Ford.

Davon, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’ve always had a fascination with eyewear but my massive head stopped me from wearing monay frames in the mid-2000s. Then one day in 2007 a friend of mine traded me a pair of Porsche 5623 and that’s when my love affair with vintage eyewear began.

After that, I became obsessed and was buying a new frame almost daily. And when I wasn’t buying frames, I was reading about them. They took over my life and I had to make a rule of selling a frame after they took up all the free space in my room. I took all the knowledge, passion, and connections I had built up over the years to start my website. Now I pride myself with finding and supplying my clients with the world’s best vintage designer eyewear.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road has been bumpy learning from my and other mistakes. One of the biggest hurdles was when I temporarily shut down my store to run another store in Miami. Which was a colossal disaster. But I’m thankful for the bumps they taught me that nothing can deter me from moving forward.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with In Search Of – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
In Search Of is the world’s finest purveyor of vintage designer eyewear. But it’s so much more than eyewear when you come to In Search Of I don’t just want to sell you a frame I want to sell you passion. I sell my frames at a lower price point than most because I want them to be accessible. I want my clients to feel the same love and admiration I do when they wear their new frames. I pride myself on finding the rarest and most interesting frames.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Right now, I’m slowly integrating my other love sneakers. I have a few listed on the site for now. But ideally, I’ll be able to offer classic coveted pairs from the late 90s and early 20s.


  • Prices vary based on condition and rarity of the frame. I have frames as low as $50 up to $3000+

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