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Theo Trunk Show this Saturday!!!

Written by on November 13th 2012

For the third trunk show of the month we’ve got Theo, on November 17th from 11-5pm! You will be able to view and try-on hundreds of Theo frames from the new 2013 collection.

In 1989, Theo introduced its ground-breaking collection in Belgium to offer their clients glasses that were definitely not mainstream. Now, Theos appeal to a wider audience, but they still have a soft spot for the individualist.

Eye Witness TE and TB by Theo

 

Fourteen and Sixteen by Theo

 

Seventeen by Theo

 

This is your one and only chance to see every color and every shape available in the current collections. We carry a majority of each collection, but we do not have room to stock the entire collection of each line. If you have been looking for the perfect pair or have something specific in mind, this is the time to come in to Eye Spy. You will be like a kid in a candy shop!!Trunk shows are NOT sales…they are exclusive events where the sales rep from each line brings his or her samples for all to try-on. Every sample that the rep has, will be in the store for the weekend only. The shows are open to the public on Saturdays from 11-5 PM...and BY APPOINTMENT only on Sundays. 

Oh, and did we mention that these trunk shows will be showcasing the 2013 collections that are not in any stores yet? The only drawback is: you might have to wait a few weeks or a few months to receive your frames….but it will be worth it!! See you soon:-)

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, EVENTS!, Unique Frame Lines

Anne et Valentin Trunk Show this Saturday!!!

Written by on November 6th 2012

The Anne et Valentin trunk show is almost here! This Saturday, November 10th you will be able to view and try-on hundreds of Anne et Valentin frames from the new 2013 collection that will be here for one day only!

Anne et Valentin is known for their colorful and playful glasses.  Anne et Valentin uses vibrant colors in many flattering shapes.  They are for the person who enjoys wearing their glasses and wants a signature look.  The collection has a large variety of plastic and metal frames for men and women, so let us help you find the pair that best fits your personality.   Below is a sneak peek of some snazzy new shapes…

Trunk shows are NOT sales…they are exclusive events where the sales rep from each line brings his or her samples for all to try-on. Every sample that the rep has, will be in the store for the weekend only. The shows are open to the public on Saturdays from 11-5 PM...and BY APPOINTMENT only on Sundays from 12-3 PM. 

This is your one and only chance to see every color and every shape available in the current collections. We carry a majority of each collection, but we do not have room to stock the entire collection of each line. If you have been looking for the perfect pair or have something specific in mind, this is the time to come in to Eye Spy. You will be like a kid in a candy shop!!

Oh, and did we mention that these trunk shows will be showcasing the 2013 collections that are not in any stores yet? The only drawback is: you might have to wait a few weeks or a few months to receive your frames….but it will be worth it!! See you soon:-)

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Filed under: EVENTS!, Mykita, Unique Frame Lines

Mykita Trunk Show this Saturday!!!

Written by on October 30th 2012

The Mykita trunk show is finally here!  Saturday, November 3rd you will be able to view and try on hundreds of Mykita frames.

Mykita is a small company in the heart of Berlin that has been hand-making eye wear since 2003.  We love their unique patented screw-less hinge design.  Mykita frames are almost indestructible since they are cut out of a thin sheet of surgical stainless steel.   Their acetate (plastic) collection is just as durable with its innovative Metal Injection Molding process.

Trunk shows are NOT sales…they are exclusive events where the sales rep from each line brings his or her samples for all to try-on. Every sample that the rep has, will be in the store for the weekend only. The shows are open to the public on Saturdays from 11-5 PM...and BY APPOINTMENT only on Sundays. 

This is your one and only chance to see every color and every shape available in the current collections. We carry a majority of each collection, but we do not have room to stock the entire collection of each line. If you have been looking for the perfect pair or have something specific in mind, this is the time to come in to Eye Spy. You will be like a kid in a candy shop!!

Oh, and did we mention that these trunk shows will be showcasing the 2013 collections that are not in any stores yet? The only drawback is: you might have to wait a few weeks or a few months to receive your frames….but it will be worth it!! See you soon:-)

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Oh, for the Love of an October Costume Contest!

Written by on October 2nd 2012

What?! A Costume Contest!?

It’s our favorite time of year again…fall leaves, cider, sweaters and best of all,  Halloween! Come and join us for our very first week-long Halloween party from October 24-31st.

Arrive at Eye Spy decked out in a simply spectacular costume and you will be automatically entered in our costume contest! Entries will receive an instant discount from $25-$75 based on how awesome their costume is!

We will also be taking pictures to post on Facebook and letting our fans vote on their favorite costume. The winner gets a super-fantastic prize: 2 tickets to Wait, Wait…don’t tell me: The NPR News Quiz! So….dress up and win something fabulous! Boo. Who?

Ladies of Eye Spy’s favorite Halloween movie!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, EVENTS!, Lafont, Mykita, Theo

It’s never too soon to start dreaming about November Trunk Shows at Eye Spy!!

Written by on September 27th 2012

We already have customers asking us about our Saturday Trunk Shows in November…so we figured it is time to put up a post and make it official! We will have the newest of the new, hot off the press, straight from the Paris trade show…100’s of new frames that are not in any stores!

2012 November Trunk Shows at Eye Spy on Saturdays!

 

So, let me set you straight…this is NOT a sale. These are exclusive trunk shows where the sales rep from each line brings his or her samples for all to try-on. Every sample that the rep has, will be in the store for the weekend only. The shows are open to the public on Saturdays from 11-5 PM...and BY APPOINTMENT only on Sundays. 

This is your one and only chance to see every color and every shape available in the current collections. We carry a majority of each collection, but we do not have room to stock the entire collection of each line. If you have been looking for the perfect pair or have something specific in mind, this is the time to come in to Eye Spy. You will be like a kid in a candy shop!!

Oh, and did we mention that these trunk shows will be showcasing the 2013 collections that are not in any stores yet? The only drawback is: you might have to wait a few weeks or a few months to receive your frames….but it will be worth it!! See you soon:-)

 

 

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Our 14th Anniversary is Almost Here!

Written by on September 13th 2012

It’s hard to believe that it has been 14 years since Eye Spy Optical opened its doors on a cold and rainy Saturday morning on Lincoln Avenue! I still remember lying down on the couch to take a nap, as a result of staying up through the wee hours on Friday night to get everything ready for opening day. We have a new couch…but it still beacons me to take a nap;-)

We still love fitting our customers with unique, handmade eyewear in a living-room atmosphere…and giving the same honest and expert advice. We have a new logo, new website, and great employees. But not much else has changed. We continue to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as we can. And we love seeing our customers (and their families) return to us year after year. Who wouldn’t?

Take advantage of in-store specials on Saturday, Sept. 22nd  & enjoy mimosas and homemade pie while selecting simply spectacular eyewear!!

14th anniversary party on sept 22

Thanks for supporting us all these years!! You are the best customers ever!

xoxox, Alissa and the team at Eye Spy

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Filed under: EVENTS!, Julbo, Kaenon, Maui Jim, Mylon By Mykita, Oliver Goldsmith, Persol, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super, Thierry Lasry

August Sunglass Sale!

Written by on July 25th 2012

Did you some how make it through most of the summer with out sunglasses? Not quite sure how that happened… don’t worry,  we do have a solution.  Come on by and grab a pair of lovely new sunglasses at our annual August  Sunglass (& more) Sale!  Get a great deal, look fabulous and protect your eyes and skin from damaging UV rays.

Our Sunglass (& more) Sale runs the entire month of August. From beginning to end, take advantage of discounts from 10-40% off the retail prices of almost every pair of sunglasses in the store. Yowza! Stop by sooner rather than later to take your pick of hot sunwear before your favorite pair is gone. And because we are feeling a little crazy this year, we are also putting a few of our eyeglasses lines on sale for 10-50% off!

The simply spectacular sunglasses lines that we carry are: Mykita, Mylon, Anne et Valentin, Francis Klein, Lafont, Persol, Kaenon, SUPER, Oliver Goldsmith, Thierry Lasry and Maui Jim. Beside our current spectacular stock of sunglasses, we are also receiving select frames just for the sale that are 40% off…so take advantage of this once-a-year event!

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POP UP GALLERY? YES PLEASE!

Written by on July 19th 2012


Like small businesses (of course you do you are reading our blog after all)? Like local artists (I mean who doesn’t)? Then  POP UP! and POP on down to Art Lakeview Pop-Up Art Experience! What is Art Lakeview you may ask? During the week of July 21-29th the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce along with local businesses on Lincoln and Southport will host local artists. There is a main gallery at the Chicago Photography Center, conveniently right across the street from us, and you are welcome to shop hop up and down the street and take in all the lovely art!

Our artist is our Queen’s dad, Bob Fields! We are so excited to get to be surrounded by his beautiful work.  Fields has exhibited in several group shows locally. He has led adult drawing classes and as well has having worked with kids in the Chicago Park District creating woodcraft projects. Fields earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Much of his body of work including sculpture, drawings, photography and prints have been exhibited locally, and are currently being collected and commissioned for installation around the Chicagoland area and beyond.

Fields is a minimalist working with form and composition. His work references philosophy, history and the built environment. Constructing low-relief wall pieces from a mixture of new and reclaimed materials, Fields then over paints the piece, covering each with multiple layers of paint building up a beautiful texture. Fields is continually exploring embossed prints on paper.

Come on by and check out Bob’s new work!

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ART Lakeview 2012

Written by on July 14th 2012

Art Lakeview 2012

Join us for a walking tour of our neighborhoods’ merchants showcasing local artists in Lakeview. Our featured artist is: Bob Fields. He is also the Queen of Specs’ father:-)

Meet Bob Fields at Eye Spy on Saturday, July 21st from 3-5 PM.

Art Lakeview 2012

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Filed under: EVENTS!, Theo, Unique Frame Lines

THEO TRUNK SHOW…on Thursday!

Written by on July 11th 2012

We couldn’t be more excited for our Theo Trunk Show tomorrow (it’s from 2-8pm). We will be kicking off the day with a friendly BBQ and some good ol’ apple pie! Theo has been alive and making superb specs since 1989! Each pair is beautifully handcrafted in Belgium and comes in a gorgeous array of colors!

 

Sharing the event with Theo will be the lovely ladies from Girls Rock! Chicago. Girls Rock! is dedicated to fostering girls’ creative expression, positive self-esteem and community awareness through rock music.

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