Filed under: Anne et Valentin, EVENTS!, Sabine Be., Theo

Trunk Show Every Saturday in November!!

Written by on October 30th 2018


It’s Trunk Show month at Eye Spy! Every Saturday in November, we’ve got our favorite lines scheduled to make an appearance! Check out the line up below!

Saturday, November 3rd: Article One Eyewear

Elaine from Article One, will have her bags full of their newest 2019 collection that was just released last month from Flint , Michigan. Hear the story behind how the company got started, and the story behind each frame. Select your favorite shape & color combo and get yo’self a new pair of glasses & sunnies! 



Saturday, November 10th: Anne et Valentin

Anne et Valentin’s Spring 2019 collection is so sexy! It is full of new, beautiful colors and shapes…and more subtle, lightweight titanium frames, if you want something more under-stated:-) They have also introduced a ton of new men’s styles in incredible colors that are easy-to-wear and comfortable!!Anne_Bseries

Saturday, November 17th: Double-Header! Kirk & Kirk and Sabine Be

Kirk & Kirk’s Spring 2019 collection is full of pretty surprises. Their newest collection features vintage shapes in translucent rainbow colors, in styles for both men and women. Capture0031-2

Sabine Be is stiff competition for Kirk & Kirk! Sabine Be’s designs go all-out… with some of the best color combinations ever (in our opinion!) and bold shapes. This line is modern, with a little whimsy thrown in for good measure!! Don’t miss this show! Sabine_Be

Saturday, November 23rd & 24th: Theo eyewear

Theo never disappoints, and this year is no exception! Bright colors and modern graphic shapes aplenty, the 2019 collection combines acetates and metal! Their new collab with Matali Crasset is a must-see for anyone who is looking for something a bit out-of-the-ordinary. Theo_eyewitness

For a private showing on the Sunday following each show, call us at 773.477.2670, email us at [optician at] for an appointment…or send us a message through Instagram

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20/20 Anniversary Party on October 20th!

Written by on October 5th 2018

It is hard to believe that we are celebrating 20 years of custom, colorful, handmade eyewear!
From the day that the Queen of Specs opened the shop doors in October of 1998; colorful, handmade, well-designed, bold eyewear was the driving force. Whether you live around the corner or you are one of our faithful customers who comes to our shop from across the country to see our selection of small, independently-designed and produced lines…thank you for supporting us!!


Join us for our 20/20 Anniversary Party from 3-7pm to celebrate with us behind the shop!! We will be unveiling our outdoor mural and having photos taken in front of this incredible new painting by Tracee BadwayIris the Airstream will be joining us, along with Melissa from JoSnow serving cocktails, & DJ Sasha No Disco.

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Francis Klein Trunk Show on Sept 15th!!!!

Written by on September 5th 2018

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    Our Francis Klein Paris representative will be here straight from their workshop in France to help you design your very own custom frame! You can personalize your shape, color and even choose which gorgeous Swarovski crystals and hand-painted designs will adorn your one-of-a-kind frame. This is a rare treat, as Francis Klein only visits us every few years, at the most!!


Wine & cheese will be provided to help with your decision-making, and we will, of course, guide you through the process:-)

    All of their new shapes and colors will be introduced as well, so join us in seeing their new 2018 Fall collection!!
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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, Kaenon, Mykita, Oliver Goldsmith, PlasticDelux, Rapp, Rigards, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super, Theo, Thierry Lasry


Written by on July 31st 2018

Come by Eye Spy Optical through the month of August for our MONTH-LONG sunglass sale!
Once a year, we round up all of our sunglasses, and go overboard on the discounts!

From the beginning to end of the month, take advantage of discounts from 10-75% off the retail prices of almost every pair of sunglasses in the store. All of our sunglasses can be purchased as-is…or we can make prescription lenses for any of our sunnies!!

We are also discounting *select lines of eyeglasses* for the month…up to 75% off!

So….stop by sooner rather than later to take your pick of hot sunwear before your favorite pair is gone!!

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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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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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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;-)


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!!

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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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!


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


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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March Makers Pop-up on March 10th!

Written by on February 11th 2018

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We have invited Milton & Margies Soy Wax Candles, Bird Trouble & Earth Cadets to join us from 12-5pm on Saturday, March 10th for a mini makers market. These talented artisans make all of their goods by hand…and you are invited to make something too! Busy Beaver Button Co. is providing the materials for us to make buttons for the upcoming March elections!

Milton & Margie’s Soy Wax Candles


Milton & Margie’s Soy Wax Candles creates 100% soy candles in reused containers like teacups and cocktail glasses. With scents are inspired by the Midwest like Camp Fire, Dusk and Great Lakes, it is hard to choose just one!

You may also recognize Milton & Margie’s from the Candles and Cocktails events we have been hosting once a month. If you are feeling crafty, sign up and you will learn how to pour and scent your own candle.

Bird Trouble

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Bird Trouble  is a line of stylish leather handbags and accessories for everyone with a bit of a wild side. Alexz designs her leather goods right here in Chicago  and is inspired by travel, DIY culture, her family who immigrated to the USA from Mexico and Chicago’s punk and rock and roll music scenes.  Fresh shapes, saturated colors and lots of fringe, what more could you want?

Earth Cadets


Meet Earth Cadets! A line of hand-printed home goods and accessories that are made in Chicago. Krissy, the owner, has a strong commitment to maintaining and respecting our environment – using organic and recycled materials. Her colorful and bold prints are kind to you and kind to the environment.

Busy Beaver Button Co

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Owner Christen Carter started Busy Beaver Button Co out of her college apartment in 1995, making merch buttons for Guided By Voices. Twenty years later, Busy Beaver has evolved into a 25-person custom button mecca, creating over 85,000 designs and producing tens of millions of buttons for clients ranging from breweries to museums to people just like you.

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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


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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Donuts & Dreidels Holiday Party!

Written by on December 6th 2017

Have you ever wondered how to play the game of Dreidel? Kids around the world play this easy game throughout Chanukah….and we will teach you how to play too!!

We will also have candles from Milton and Margie’s for sale, and handmade jewelry by our very own Optical Oracle. In addition, all of our eye-related accessories will be on sale at 20% off!! This includes Eyebobs readers, eye masks, eyeglass cases, and more!

On Chanukah, kids typical enjoy jelly-filled doughnuts and chocolate coins, so we will have plenty of these treats on hand!! We will also have hot cider…spiked and non-spiked!

See you on Saturday, December 16th from 12-5pm!!


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