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Vuarnet Pop-up Shop!

Written by on July 2nd 2017

Join us at Lakeview Live every Wednesday in July and August from 5:30-8:30pm behind the shop on Paulina…just south of Roscoe.

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On August 2nd, we will have a Vuarnet Pop-up with Iris the Airstream behind the shop on Paulina during Lakeview Live! We will have the entire Vuarnet collection…and it is huge!! Their mineral lenses are the best on the market, blocking out UV, infrared and blue light!!

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Have you met Iris the Airstream? If not, swing by! See you soon!
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Filed under: EVENTS!

Anne et Valentin June Pop-up!

Written by on May 22nd 2017

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The newest Anne et Valentin collection is incredible in scope, design and color. This is their strongest collection yet. They introduced so many fabulous new colors and new shapes that we went over-board when placing an order for the shop. On June 15th from 3-7pm, you will be able to see every shape and every color in their current and new collections. They have eyewear for men, women *and* kids.

This show is definitely not to be missed! Sneak a peek at some of the images below and see you there!

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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!, FASHION!

Nail Art Social & Tea Party

Written by on April 23rd 2017

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Join us on Mother’s Day weekend for a one-of-a-kind manicure! Artist Hillery Sproatt will be at Eye Spy Optical painting works of art on your fingernails on Saturday, May 13th. Her abstract floral designs will make you smile every time you look at your hands:-)

Invite your mom or a friend to join you…and stay for high tea with finger sandwiches, and scones!

Appointments are every 30 minutes and the nail painting costs $35/person.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2pRyt8Q

After you register for the event, we will contact you to schedule an appointment time.

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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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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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Filed under: EVENTS!

Pajamas + Friday the 13th at Eye Spy

Written by on January 11th 2017

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Our favorite day of the year is Friday the 13th…and our favorite outfit is pajamas! So, we have decided to put it all together and and have a little par-tay! Woo, hoo!

This January 13th from 11-7pm, we will be wearing our jammies at work, while dipping cookies into our hot cocoa . You are invited to join us. We will have board games, and be sharing our cookies and cocoa with you:-)

And since our January Sale is in full-swing….we will be giving 10% off on lenses with the purchase of a sale frame on Friday only!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein

Customer of the Week!

Written by on December 30th 2016

Congrats to our Customer of The Week, Melissa!

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Melissa popped into the shop and picked out a custom Francis Klein frame this summer, as you can tell from her outfit! The color is neutral…with a subtle detail of stripes peeking through the front. This striped material is a middle layer of acetate within the frame, but can only be seen by carving away the top layers of the acetate.

Each pair of Francis Klein frames in our stock is made exclusively for Eye Spy! Much of their collection is laden with Swarovski crystals, but since everything is made-to-order, it’s up to you!

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Let’s Get to know Melissa Doubleday!

  1. What do you do for a living? I am a residential real estate broker for Berkshire Hathaway – http://www.berkshirehathawayhs.com/melissa-doubleday-real-estate-agent
  2. How many glasses do you have? I have 3 pairs!!
  3. What is your astrological sign? I am a Leo
  4. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would that food be? Oh wow…tough question!  I think it would be Coca Wheats. Old school hot cereal that my mom used to make for me when I was a kid.  It is still my go to comfort food! 
  5. What is your beverage of choice? This is a tie between Jim Beam & Diet with a lime & La Colombe’s Cold Brew coffee over ice with Splenda and half-n-half
  6. Do you have a hobby? Tell me about it! Yes!  I love puzzles & paper crafts, although I work a lot so these hobbies are not regular activities in my life anymore.
  7. What is your secret talent? I size people up very quickly based on their behavior I can usually tag their personality before really knowing them.
  8. How long have you been wearing glasses? Since 4th grade
  9. Would you rather have a time machine that only goes back in time or a time machine that only goes forward in time? Definitely forward in time- I feel what is in the past is in the past and we should only look forward.
  10. What is your guilty pleasure song? Al Green and “Let’s Stay Together”
  11. What is your favorite place on earth? I have traveled a lot, but for me there is no place like home, Michigan;  Pretty much anywhere along the beach in Southwest Michigan.
  12. What is one book, movie or TV show you think everyone should know about? The Rules of Work”  By Richard Templar. This book changed my outlook towards my career and helped me achieve the success that I have with my career and business.
  13. What is podcasts do you listen to on the regular? Serial!  Love this series on NPR!  
  14. What is your favorite thing about living in Chicago? This is a big city with a small city feel. I see people I know all the time when I am out and about.

 

 

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, Caroline Abram, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, Mykita, Niloca, Piero Massaro, Rapp, RES/REI, Sabine Be., Theo

Getting Ready for Our January Sale!!

Written by on December 30th 2016

Who doesn’t love a sale? Last year, we had people waiting at our door on the first day of our sale! And for good reason.

We have select styles of Mykita, Gentle Monster, Francis Klein, Anne et Valentin, Theo, Niloca and more on sale for 25%, 50% and 75% off! We even ordered over 50 frames exclusively for our sale that we are marking-down right now …so stop by starting on Monday, January 2 for the best selection!

Did you know that we are open everyday in January?! Yep….so you have plenty of chances to scoop up a great deal, and have no time for excuses! Our January Hours: Sunday & Monday from 12-5pm, Tuesday through Friday from 11-7pm and Saturday from 10-6pm.

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, RES/REI, Theo

November Trunk Shows!!!

Written by on October 11th 2016

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It’s that magical time of year again! Trunk Show month at Eye Spy! Every Saturday in November! We’ve got all of our favorite lines scheduled to make an appearance! Check out the line up below!

Saturday, November 5th: Francis Klein

Dixie, Francis Klein’s daughter, is flying in from Paris with her bags full of their gorgeous and glittery new 2017 collection. Select  your favorite shape, stones & colors and have a custom sparkly pair made just for you! 

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Saturday, November 12th: Anne et Valentin

Anne et Valentin’s  Spring 2017 collection is full of pretty surprises. Easy to wear shapes are mixed with fantastic colors and materials. Anne et Valentin is doing what they do best – which is why they are always a favorite.

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Saturday, November 19th: Theo

Theo never disappoints, and this year is no exception! Bright colors and modern graphic shapes aplenty, the 2017 collection is full of fun and surprises! Their new asymmetrical EyeWitness series is a play on “connect the dots” and is certainly a Must See for anyone who is looking for something a bit out-of-the-ordinary. 

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Saturday, November 26th: Double-Header:
Res/Rei and Kirk & Kirk

Res/Rei is known for its superb quality and deceptively simple designs. Made in Italy, its craftsmanship really shines. Beautiful color combinations that are easy to wear, and soft shapes that flatter both men and women are the hallmark of Res/Rei.

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And last but not least…introducing Kirk & Kirk Kaleidoscope! Funky shapes and colors so good you might want to eat them, are what Kirk & Kirk are all about. We promise that if you try them on, you will want one, or two, or three for yourself!

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For a private showing on the Sunday following each show, call us at 773.477.2670 or email us at [optician at eyespyoptical.com] for an appointment. 

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