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Huh, how about that

Written by on May 14th 2009

It’s not unusual for a picture or advertisement to catch my eye. Not because of the visual explosion of color! or the innovative use of product placement. No, my eye gets wayward when it comes to Spectacular Specs! Nifty demonstrations of eyewear are always a pleasant surprise.

So imagine my delight when I turned the page of the current issue of Newsweek to see this!

true.

And, of course, there’s this:

Friends don’t let friends go outside without UV protection.

…sent to me by a friend, knowing of my fandom for aviators!

oh, and by the way:

Stop by Saturday, June 13th for our Father’s Day Party featuring the frames of Maui Jim and IC!Berlin! We’ll have a party going from 11-5!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK

Written by on May 9th 2009

Congratulations to our new CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK, Eugenie!!!

Eugenie has some great timing, let me tell you! She came in to the store on the very day we received our new Francis Klein frames and she fell in love at first sight.


Great choice Eugenie! It seems these frames were made just for you!

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Aw shucks, you’re gonna make us blush!

Written by on May 4th 2009


As all of our customers know, we are so very thankful for their patronage and enthusiasm when spreading the word about Eye Spy throughout Chicago. We try to show our gratitude in a multitude of ways. We send cards, gifts, give discounts to frequent customers, and so on and so on and so on.

And sometimes, our customers just make our hearts grow so so so big, we can’t stand it. It’s good enough to help someone find the perfect frame. It’s just icing on the cake when we hear back from you.

A little while back, we received this letter and it was like Christmas morning when we opened the envelope.

Thank you, Eric! We’re the ones who are grateful to have you as a member of the Eye Spy family!

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

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on May 2nd 2009

This week, our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK is an old friend. CALVIN has been a friend to Eye Spy since the early days and he still knows where to go to stay up-to-date with his spectacle fashion!

Calvin chose a **fantastic** Anne et Valentin frame in black and silver and, boy oh boy, does he look downright amazing!!!

Too cool for school.

Congratulations Calvin and thanks for being such a great customer!!!

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

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on April 24th 2009

It’s time for the CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Congratulations to Liz! Liz stopped in the store a while ago looking for a bright pink pair of glasses, turns out we had ordered them for the store, but they were on Back Order! Liz patiently waited about four weeks and, boy, did her patience pay off! They look great!


Congratulations Liz, you look GREAT in your new specs!!!

Here’s another reminder–for the whole month of April, Eye Spy is celebrating a GREEN SCENE. If you ride your bike or the CTA to Eye Spy, you get 10% off a pair of Rx specs. If you donate an old pair of glasses, you receive $25 off a new pair of Rx frames! So come on by and celebrate a greener earth with Eye Spy!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, IC Berlin

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on April 18th 2009

Our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK this time around went for the GOLD and, by golly, she got it!

MOLLY T chose a gold IC Berlin! frame and wow oh wow does it accentuate her gorgeous blue eyes! The shape is funky enough to show off her great personality and subtle enough to let Molly wear her new specs anywhere anytime!


Way to go, Molly! Great choice!!!

Here’s another reminder–for the whole month of April, Eye Spy is celebrating a GREEN SCENE. If you ride your bike or the CTA to Eye Spy, you get 10% off a pair of Rx specs. If you donate an old pair of glasses, you receive $25 off a new pair of Rx frames! So come on by and celebrate a greener earth with Eye Spy!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Lafont

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on April 11th 2009

Wow, it was a tough choice this week! Everyone had big smiles not only because of their awesome new specs! But also because (even though it’s been cold and windy) the sun came out this week!

After a difficult deliberation process and many long hours in the judges room, we have decided upon a CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK! So, congratulations to JOHN P!

John chose a classic frame by Lafont. It is part of their reedition series of frames. Classic shapes made modern with improved materials and manufacturing.


Don’t they make his blue eyes BLUE?!

Congratulations, John!

And a reminder–for the whole month of April, Eye Spy is celebrating a GREEN SCENE. If you ride your bike or the CTA to Eye Spy, you get 10% off a pair of Rx specs. If you donate an old pair of glasses, you receive $25 off a new pair of Rx frames! So come on by and celebrate a greener earth with Eye Spy!

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Eye Spy Tote Bag featured in Parisian Fashion Blog!

Written by on April 6th 2009

Yes, it is true….we are trend-setters here at Eye Spy….even in the fashion capital of Paris! Last year, we gave away Eye Spy canvas tote bags for Earth Day, designed by our former employee and artist extraordinaire, Amanda Browder. Now, this bag is highlighted in a Paris fashion blog, as part of a fashionable ensemble…”un sac Eyespyoptical.”

See the full story, en Francais, HERE.

This was a limited edition bag, so they are all spoken for…but Earth Day is in a few weeks, so look out for this year’s new eye-catching design:-)

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Lafont

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK

Written by on April 4th 2009

This week our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK is JOANN!!! Joann has been a great customer for the last two years. When she came in to pick up her * new * Lafont glasses, her daughters were with her. When we looked at the pictures in choosing our customer of the week, we just could not resist this family:


Thanks for being such a great customer JoAnn!

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THANK YOU! CHICAGO READER BEST OF 2009!!!

Written by on March 25th 2009

Eye Spy Optical has been named the BEST EYEWEAR SHOP in the Chicago Reader’s “Best of 2009″ issue!!!!

THANK YOU for your votes!

Our fearless leader and owner assisting two lovely customers

Murphy still takes a nap in the store every now and then.

Eye Spy has been a part of Lincoln Avenue for more than 10 years! In that time we’ve been named by NEW CITY as the “Best Place to Get Eyewear” and we’ve been named the store with the “Best Designer Eyewear.” And now, we can add the CHICAGO READER “Best of 2009″ to our list of accolades. Gosh, Chicago, you’re making us blush!

At Eye Spy we try to give you the best customer service possible. We love our frames and we want to share their special and unique features with you when you’re choosing your new specs. It’s about a whole lot more than liking a color.

When you walk into Eye Spy, we want you to feel like you’re visiting a friend’s house–a friend’s house with awesome glasses everywhere!!!

It’s about what shape fits your face. It’s about what color will make your eyes shine! It’s about the little details that are handcrafted onto each frame whether it be hand painted etching or frame designs inspired by Andy Warhol.

Our expert advice is only rivaled by that doled out on “What Not to Wear” (but, honestly, they’ve got nothing on us)

We also give you the best lenses on the market. We are always right on top of the latest technologies, making them available to you and increasing our own knowledge of what lenses and products will help you see clearly!

We always have time to explain the intricacies of lens options and coatings.

So, thank you thank you thank you, for supporting us and voting us as the BEST EYEWEAR SHOP IN CHICAGO!!! If there was a poll, we’d definitely vote you as the BEST CUSTOMERS ON EARTH!

Admiring her new panther frames, great choice!!!

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