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Filed under: EVENTS!, Spectacular Sunglasses, Thierry Lasry

Thierry Lasry Sunglass Show!

Written by on May 26th 2018

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Join us on Thursday afternoon for frose and fromage… also known as cheese;-)

The entire collection will be here for you to try-on & drool over!!

THIERRY LASRY sunglasses are based on the concept of « futuristic vintage » fusing vintage inspirations with an updated, modern and avant-gardist touch.

All the acetate frames are entirely hand-made in France with the best craftsmanship techniques and traditional know-how, the sunglasses only use acetate from the reputable Italian manufacturer Mazzucchelli. By working out the volume, the acetate front is made using a process more akin to sculpture than to regular cutting techniques. The acetates typically undergo a process of layering–meaning textures are created by combining sheets of different colors one against the other.

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A galaxy of stars are amongst the brand’s most devoted fans, ranging from Madonna, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus to Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba etc …

Be there or be square!!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, EVENTS!, FASHION!

Anne et Valentin Spring Trunk Show!

Written by on March 22nd 2018

It is one of the most exciting times of year…
time for the Anne et Valentin  Spring Trunk Show!
Saturday, May 19th 11am – 5pm.

We already placed our order for crepes and finger-sandwiches…
which will go perfectly with the mimosas;-)

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The new collection is full of lush colors and pretty patterns.
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Patterns and geometric shapes are combined to create the limited edition Pictoral series.
 
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The Symbolic collection features Japanese titanium shaped into delicate and artistic shapes. These wire shapes are aren’t your grandma’s glasses.

New designs and colors have been added to all of their collections…and we cannot wait to have you try them all on! Every color in every shape that is in the current collection will be here for you to drool over and model, so bring a friend!!
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See these, and even more beautiful frames that have been added to the 2018 Spring collection on Saturday, May 19th from 11am – 5pm.

See for yourself why Anne et Valentin is one of our favorites!

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Filed under: EVENTS!, Theo

Celebrate Spring with a Theo Trunk Show!

Written by on March 22nd 2018

Theo’s Spring Collection is Here!

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Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with a spiffed up new pair of specs from Theo’s new Spring collection!

Theo eyewear is always innovative and surprising and this year’s new releases especially are exceptional!

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Theo’s newest collections play with layering and color in a way that only Theo can do!

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Join us from 11-5 on April 7th for a chance to try on Theo’s latest and greatest in a rainbow of colors. Trust us, it will be hard to pick just one!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Caroline Abram, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, NEWS!, Niloca, Piero Massaro, Rapp, RES/REI, Theo, Unique Frame Lines

The January Sale is Here!

Written by on December 23rd 2017

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Happy New Year! It is time to celebrate new beginnings and we can’t think of a better way to start 2018 than with a gorgeous new pair of glasses. Oh wait…yes we can…a new pair of glasses that you picked up for a steal of a deal! With discounts that start at 25% and go all the way up to 75% off, it will be hard to get just one pair!

This is a great time to refresh your look with new eyewear, pick up that bold 2nd pair you have been dreaming about or get those computer glasses you have been thinking about for ages.

Anne et Valetin, Theo, Niloca, and Francis Klein are just a few of the brands that will be on sale, so get here early to see everything!

The sale starts at 11am on Tuesday, Jan 2. See you there!

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Filed under: EVENTS!, HEALTH!, Non-Profit of the Month

November Food Drive for Lakeview Pantry

Written by on October 27th 2017

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During the month of November, Eye Spy Optical will be collecting non-perishable, unexpired food items!  Drop off your donation and receive a $25 discount on a pair of glasses!!!

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One of Chicago’s largest and longest-operating food pantries, Lakeview Pantry’s mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in our community by providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people; increasing the independence of our clients through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs; and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.

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1 in 9 people on the North Side suffers from food insecurity.

With 3 food distribution programs that deliver more than 1.6 million pounds of food to our neighbors each year and social services that help clients achieve independence, Lakeview Pantry aims to end hunger for good. Join us to be part of the solution.

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How Can You Help:

There is a greater need for the following items:

  • Canned Tuna, Chicken, and Beef
  • Cereal and Oatmeal
  • Ramen and Rice
  • Microwavable Mac & Cheese and Soup
  • Toiletries- Full and Sample Sizes

 All non-perishable, unexpired food items are appreciated!

Consider donating modest sizes. For example; several 24oz cans are preferable to one 64oz can, easier to carry home.

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For more information, please visit them online and follow them on Facebook

 

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Filed under: EVENTS!, KIDS!, Non-Profit of the Month

October Donation Drive Benefiting: Share Our Spare!

Written by on September 29th 2017

October Donation Drive Benefiting: Share Our Spare!

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During the month of October, Eye Spy Optical will be collecting new/gently used items for babies and children age 0-5. Drop off your donation and receive a $25 discount on a pair of glasses!!!

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In 2011, ten Chicago mothers realized that they had more than enough “stuff” for their own children to grow and thrive and that there were plenty of other women in their community who could use the strollers, baby clothes and extra toys that their children had outgrown. They banded together to create a non-profit organization that would help mothers in Chicago who couldn’t afford to gather all the essentials for their babies and young children and Share Our Spare was born.

How Can You Help:

There is a greater need for the following NEW items:

  • Diapers size 2, 3 and 6
  • New packages of boys and girls underwear size 2T-5T
  • Pacifiers

Have additional items to share? Share Our Spare will also be collecting:

NEW OR GENTLY USED: NEW / UNUSED ITEMS:
  • All Clothing and Outerwear (ages 0-5T)
  • Baby Carriers
  • Baby Swings
  • Pack and Plays
  • Blankets (Stroller or Swaddle Size)
  • Bundle Me
  • Exersaucers
  • High Chairs
  • Play Mats/Activity Gyms
  • Strollers
  • Books
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby Soap and Lotion
  • Bottles
  • Burp Cloths/Bibs
  • Diaper Cream
  • Pacifiers
  • Wipes
  • Small Educational Toys

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For more information, please visit www.shareourspare.org or contact info@shareourspare.org.

Nearly ½ of all children living in greater Chicago live below the federal poverty level. Sadly, parents are faced with heartbreaking decisions such as reusing diapers and going without food. Chicago offers an unparalleled network of social service agencies to support these families in education and training, job placement, housing and food. However, no organization provides reliable cost-free essentials for the early years like diapers, clothing and gear.”

Share Our Spare also collects donations at their River West warehouse located here. They work with over 20 community partners to distribute newborn kits and other collected items to families in need and put all that  “spare” kid gear to good use.

Visit Share Our Spare’s website and follow on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated and inspired!

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Filed under: EVENTS!

Let’s Celebrate 19 Years!

Written by on September 23rd 2017

Eye Spy is turning 19 and we are having a PARTY!

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Here are the details:

  • When: October 19th, 11am – 5pm. 
  • Where: Eye Spy Optical. 3350 N Lincoln Ave
  • What: A party to celebrate YOU! 19% off lenses with frame purchase & select eyewear lines, cupcake-decorating, wine.

Thanks to all of our amazing customers who have supported us and independent eyewear for 19 years!

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Filed under: EVENTS!, Theo

Crazy Colorful Theo Trunk Show!

Written by on April 29th 2017

Who loves Theo? You do! So join us for the most colorful Theo trunk show yet on May 20 from 12-5pm!

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Theo is really bringing it this year with all of the great new shapes and vibrant colors that eyewear lovers have come to expect! 

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From show stopping acetates and to interlocking metals, there really is something for everyone. Come try on all of the new shapes and colors and pick out one…or two…or three for yourself!

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Filed under: EVENTS!, NEWS!

Beer and Chocolate Tasting!

Written by on March 31st 2017

Chocolate and Beer…2 great tastes that taste great together! Don’t believe me? Join us for a tasting of 4 artisan-made chocolate truffles matched with 4 craft beers and by the end of the evening you will definitely be a believer!IMG_4191

A cicerone from Bitter Pops  will be on-site educating participants on the carefully chosen beer selections and a chocolatier from Katherine Anne Confections will be leading the tasting.

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Katherine Anne Confections uses fair trade chocolate, locally sourced diary, and seasonal ingredients in each of her hand dipped truffles and other delightful confections. We have tried a few of their delectable chocolates and trust me, they are every bit as delicious as they look!

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Bitter Pops is a neighborhood beer shop that specializes in American Craft and International beer. They have a tasting room in the back where you try a sampling of wonderful beer on tap as well as an extensive selection of beer and cider to take home. If you are looking for something, but you don’t quite know what to get, their staff is full of beer-loving and knowledgeable folks that are easy to talk to and who make fantastic recommendations.

Friday, April 21 from 5-7pm

Reservations are required. The cost is $25/person for the tasting.

Only 12 spots are available, so register now at: http://bit.ly/2nH629M

 

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Introducing our Maaaaarvelous Customer of the Week!

Written by on February 22nd 2017

As we looked through pictures of our gorgeous customers in their fab new glasses, we realized with a gasp that Leslie has never been featured as our Customer of the Week! Well, something had to be done about this enormous error and so…without further ado, we present Ms. Leslie, our phenomenal (and patient!) Customer of the Week!

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This lovely lady has been a loyal customer at Eye Spy Optical for several years now and has a fine collection of handmade specs and suns.

Leslie is also part of Eye Spy’s sort-of-secret curly hair club (talk to Patsy and Alissa about membership opportunities).

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Leslie loves to wear glasses that show off her fun personality, but has found it hard to find small frames that are fun AND that fit her petite face.

Patsy, the Specs Wrangler, knew exactly what would make Leslie smile…a pretty metal Theo frame that was small in size, but still big in personality. Theo’s bright pink and orange Pli was just the ticket!

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Pli’s playful cat eye shape is ideal for women with smaller faces and it has just the right amount of pop! With the bright color and the unique folded detail at the temples, there is nothing boring about this frame.

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Leslie is a breath of fresh air on these dreary winter days in her new specs, we can’t wait to see what she picks out next!

 

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