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Customers of the Week – Cute Couple Edition!

Written by on June 29th 2015

Our Customers of the Week are a fun and fabulous couple…three cheers for Erin and Tom!!!

ERIN+TOM FUN Erin and Tom used to live in Chicago, but had to move to Wisconsin for school, but they still make the trek all the way down to Eye Spy Optical for our fantastic glasses.  The both love fashion and think that glasses are the perfect accessory! They each left with 2 frames – a fun pair and a more serious pair for work.

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Erin chose a bright red pair of Anne Et Valentin Amber frames for her fun pair.  She had the hardest time deciding which color to get – she would have gotten them all if she could have – but the red was clearly the standout pair!

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For her work pair, she also pair of Anne Et Valentin Cozak frames in a warm grey color wtih just a hint of pink at the temples. Did someone say sexy secretary?!?

Tom’s prescription is so high that he couldn’t see the glasses he was trying on so our Specs Wrangler, Patsy, and Erin got to work and chose a couple of awesome frames for him. Once his lenses were in, he was thrilled with the end result!

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He went home with a tortoise and blue Caroline Abram Joel frame that fits perfectly and compliments his style perfectly.

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And for work he will be sporting a handsome pair of Anne Et Valentin Modern Time frames with an occupational lens.

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We couldn’t love these two more and are sad that we won’t get to see them for another year.

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

Customer Of The WeeeeeeeeeeK!

Written by on June 10th 2015

Our Customer of the Week is the fabulous Carol !

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Carol bought her first Eye Spy frame in 2007 and has been coming back ever since!  Most of the glasses she has purchased from us over the years have been Anne Et Valentin frames, but she decided to go in a different direction with a pair of blue Theo Cinquante+6 frames that really bring out her baby-blues!

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We love how these specs have a little bit of a cat-eye shape with some modern angles.  They are so flattering on Carol and really frame her face beautifully!

She also needed a sunglass, and decided to try out one of CustomEyes‘ amazing custom-made sun-clips.  She was amazed at how perfectly they fit her frames!

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Carol’s Theos and CustomEyes sun-clips are a match made in heaven and we think she looks bad to the bone!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Theo

Totally Tops Customer Of The Week!

Written by on June 2nd 2015

Time to Tippity Tap Dance for our Customer of the Week….Chuck !!!!

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We can’t sing Chuck’s praises enough ’round here at Eye Spy! He is one of the nicest guys and he always knows what he wants…Theos!

Chuck is a lawyer and while he could go the conservative route, he has always been called to the unique silhouettes and fun colors of Theo frames. Chuck came to our Theo Trunk Show and with our Design Maven’s help, picked out a frame that is new to their collection this year – James 5.

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The James series frames have a really cool cut-away around the nose and is a deep blue which really accents his eyes! The shape integrates the nosepad into the frame and removes the “extra weight” around the nose creating a frame that misses a “corner.”

Chuck is living proof that you CAN wear funky eyewear to work!

 

 

 

 

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DIY Herbal Eyewash with Dr. Deana Labrosse

Written by on May 28th 2015

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Using an eyewash is a great way to refresh the eye as well as treat common eye conditions such as dryness and allergies. If you’re a heavy computer user (and who isn’t these days?) or have seasonal allergies, chances are your eyes are feeling irritated. This workshop is designed to give you an introduction to over-the-counter treatments as well as ways to naturally make your eyes more comfortable.

We will be making and using a natural eye wash during the class and each participant will leave with a kit to use at home!

Note: You will be removing eye make up (if worn) during class, so be sure to bring your own makeup if you want to freshen up before leaving!

Spots are limited friends so click here to scoop one up!

 

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Unique Frame Lines

Customer Of The Week!!!

Written by on May 19th 2015

Clap your hands for our new Customer Of The Week…Calvin!

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Calvin bought his first pair of specs from Eye Spy wayyyyyyyyyy back in 2001 and has been a loyal customer ever since.

On Calvin’s last visit, he was looking for a new pair of cool new specs and our Design Maven, Sara, was quick to find a great pair of new Piero Massaro frames.

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These handmade Italian frames are so comfortable and stylish with their handmade acetates and fun details. Eye Spy is one of the few shops in the US to carry these unique frames and the designer only makes 100 of each frame in each color, so you won’t be seeing anyone else in Calvin’s new specs. :)

Calvin looks stylish and cool in his new frame and we are sure he is out there getting compliments right and left!

 

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Eye Spy…An Ice Cream Crawl!

Written by on May 14th 2015

We can’t wait until Fridays in June when we will be towing the Eye Spy Airstream pop-up shop to some of our favorite creameries in Chicago ! Check out our spectacular sunnies *and* indulge in ice cream from 5-8pm with us!

We will be giving out free cones to the first 10 people that take a photo in our specs, post it on instagram and hashtag #eyescreamcrawl  :-)

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Theo

Customer of The Week!

Written by on May 8th 2015

Happy Day to Customer of the Week…Phyllis!!!

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Phyllis was getting too much attention in her limited edition kelly green Anne Et Valentin Sagan sunglass-turned-optical frame – not the WORST problem to have – so she came in to find something a little more understated…perhaps even “boring.” Our Queen of Specs, Alissa, took on the task and did her best to help out Phyllis by selecting an elegant Move frame by Theo in a soft blue that really complements Phyllis’ eyes and skin.

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Unfortunately, Alissa’s attempt at choosing a boring frame wasn’t as successful as she thought, because Phyllis called us up the other day to tell us that she has been getting stopped on the street because of her newest frames too! People just won’t leave her alone! The nerve!

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We love the new frames and think she looks amazing. If you want to go tell Phyllis how much you LOVE her glasses, you can find her being a rock star realtor at Baird & Warner, volunteering at PAWS or walking her three rescue dogs….

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Next time Alissa will just have to try a little harder…or Phyllis just needs to get used to being a rock star :)

 

 

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein, NEWS!

Shop Local. Shop Lincoln: Black Hearts Hair House!

Written by on May 1st 2015

In order to highlight our fellow independent small business owners on our stretch of Lincoln Ave., we asked our photographer, Dave Rentauskus, to take portraits of our comrades in our spectacular specs.

Heather Miller, Owner of Black Hearts Hair House

Heather is wearing Francis Klein Kristy in sparkly leopard print…need we say more?

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Ever since she was a little girl, Heather Miller has been passionate about hair—from cutting her dolls’ hair, to styling all of her friend’s updos for prom, to dorm room hair color adventures; there has always been a constant: she has known that a hair salon—more specifically, her own salon– is where she belongs. After completing her certification at Pivot Point, she gained further education along with a blossoming clientele through the punk/alternative hair salons that Chicago has to offer. Her years of knowledge & experience paid off when the doors of Black Hearts Hair House in November 2008.

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Fun Facts About Heather:

How long have you been in business? 6 years

Who was your teenage celebrity crush?  Luke Perry from 90210

If you could be any animal, what would it be? A panther

Are you Right or Left handed?: Right handed

What color are your eyes? Brown

Where did you grow up? Naperville, IL

What hood do you live in? Albany Park

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Since 2008, she has morphed the space on Lincoln Avenue with the help of her talented staff of professionals into her dream of an alternative boutique salon that is able to accommodate a variety of clients–no matter what their budget is or if they want subtle blonde highlights or a bright, purple Mohawk–and always providing them with the upscale environment and service they all deserve.

Black Hearts Hair House * 3535 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 * 773-525-4344

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Niloca, Theo

Customer Of The Week…Katie’s Quest

Written by on April 24th 2015

Hi All!  It is time for Customer of The Week again, and this time we chose a lovely customer who walked in with a pair of ho-hum tortoise specs, and left with some COLOR! Congrats to Katie!!!!

Katie is a world traveller and a professor in Indianapolis, IN and she knows awesome eyewear when she sees it. She had heard tales of a magical eyewear boutique in Chicago that carried an amazing collection of funky fun eyewear.  One early Saturday morning she set out on her journey, in search of this magical oasis. She endured an arduous journey full of stop-and-go traffic and evil construction monsters, but after several hours she made it to the store where beverages were offered to quench her thirst and lovely ladies helped her find the glasses of her dreams.

Katie was wearing a pair of ho-hum tortoise glasses and practically gasped at the rainbow of specs before her. She tried on many pairs, but they were too small, too big, or just somehow not right…that is until she tried on a pair of fun and funky metal pair of Niloca Clockwork glasses in a fun bright orange! They fit like a glove and had fun 3-D details and those dreamy sky blue temple tips! Glasses like these could only come from the mad genius design minds of the folks at Niloca, and they were perfect!

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Now you may think that her gorgeous Nilocas are exciting, but wait until you see her 2nd pick…

Mille+12a bright candy red pair of Theo Mille+12 glasses were singing their siren song to Katie.  Lo and behold…Katie tried them on, and again, they too were just right!

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We love how they almost GLOW on Katie’s pale skin and light blonde hair.

Katie’s journey was complete and she was happy. She returned home, happy to have found her new favorite eyewear boutique and excited about her cool and colorful new specs. AND, she lived happily ever after.

The End.

 

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Anne et Valentin Party on Thursday, May 7th!

Written by on April 23rd 2015

We are putting the final touches on our plans for the Anne et Valentin trunk show! Here’s what’s going on:

Obviously, we will have all of the Anne et Valentin collection here!! Every single, perfectly-crafted frame in all of their glorious colors. Oh, and did we mention just how dreamy their sunglasses are for this season?! Le Sigh…

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We have got some other delectable things lined up for you! We will have an assortment of delicious savory hand pies from Pleasant House Bakery ! If you haven’t had one of these delicious pies from this Beverly bakery, then get your cute face in here and chow down on Thursday, May 7th! When you are finished with the savories, move on to our sweets from Flirty Cupcakes, which will surely give you the energy to pick out the dreamiest glasses in town…

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We will have crafted our own cocktails for the event as well, so after being fed and watered, you can pick out your favorite pairs from the lovely Anne et Valentin collection. And be sure to snag a pair of shades! After this winter, we all need to be outside as much as possible…so, that means we need sunglasses for all the margaritas we will be having on patios!

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Feel good about your purchase of simply spectacular eyewear; We are donating a percentage of our sales from the day to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation :-)

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See you on Thursday, May 7th from 3-7pm, and bring your appetite!

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