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Theo Loves Eye Spy…and Thursday Trunk Shows!

Written by on June 18th 2012

Join us on July 12th from 2-8 PM for a Theo trunk show!

We’re having a big ole barbecue and cold refreshments (read:beer) to celebrate having all of Theo’s brand-new frames and sunglasses at Eye Spy, straight from the Milan trade show!! Theo has eyewear in every shade under the rainbow, so don’t miss seeing this ground-breaking collection in all its glory at Eye Spy for one day only!

We love Theo this much (arms spread wide!) and are very excited to show all the new shapes and colors to you!! Although we relish trying on every frame in the collection ourselves, it is even more fun to see the collection on all of our customers:-)

Handsome dude in the Cinquante+Quatre frame!

For lovers of round frames…Theo Huitante+Sept

For cat-eye lovers…Theo Tortilla

For lovers of the traditional P3 shape,  with a burst of color…Theo  Septante+Deux

Theo Trunk Show and Barbecue on July 12th!

In addition, we will be donating a percentage of our sales to: Girls Rock! Chicago.

Girls Rock! Chicago is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering girls’ creative expression, positive self-esteem and community awareness through rock music. Pretty cool! Through music education programs for girls ages 8-16, they are committed to educating girls about the musical, technical and creative aspects involved in musicianship.  They believe that young girls are rarely encouraged to explore self-expressive creative outlets and are less likely to be given access to musical and technical instruction or equipment…and rock music can be a crucial tool in allowing young women to respond to preconceived notions of what they can become!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, EVENTS!, FASHION!

We Mustache you a Question

Written by on June 12th 2012

We all love a good mustache and a sweet pair of glasses. Well, this Thursday at 12-7pm is when we bring the two together. Come and enter Eye Spy’s every first stash competition! Check out our Anne et Valentin trunk show and pop on a stash. We will snap a picture of you and your sweet stash with your new-found Anne et Valentin glasses…and put it to a vote on Facebook. The lucky winner will get a free pair of Anne et Valentin sunglasses!

Can you beat this stash?

Queen of Mustache

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

Lookin’ Good in Anne et Valentin Frames…

Written by on May 31st 2012

We are soooo excited to be having an Anne et Valentin trunk show on June 14th so we can see the full collection.  Join us that Thursday from 12-7pm!  In the meantime, here are some of our fave customers looking hip in their Anne et Valentin frames:

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, EVENTS!

Anne et Valentin Trunk Show on Thurs., June 14th!

Written by on May 29th 2012

We were sooo excited when we saw all the new Anne et Valentin frames at the trade show in March! We ordered just a *wee* bit more than our budget! We are still waiting for a bunch of our order…since handmade frames take a long time to make:-(

While we are waiting, though, our sales rep from Anne et Valentin is going to bring the entire collection to Eye Spy for all to see!! Yahooo!

Anne et Valentin Trunk Show on June 15

Join us on Thursday, June 14th from 12-7pm to get a sneak peak of the entire collection! See every style, shape and color in the Anne et Valentin collection…for one day only.

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Pets at Paulina this Saturday, May 19th!

Written by on May 14th 2012

Join the Paulina Station Merchants this Saturday from 12-3 PM  as we help Chicagoland pet rescue groups find homes for their adoptable pets:-)

Eye Spy Optical will be hosting a rescue group from noon to 3 PM along with eight other neighborhood merchants within a block of the Paulina/Lincoln intersection.  Each merchant will have a guide as to where all the rescue groups are located. There will be a total of nine rescue groups with adoptable cats and dogs.

This is Ferris from New Leash on Life. Woof.

This is Frisco from Red Door Animal Shelter. Cute!

Check out Pets@Paulina to preview even more pets that wil make you go “awwww.” Then meet the pets and groups who have made it their mission to save these wonderful animals! Meow.

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Filed under: Claire Goldsmith, EVENTS!, Oliver Goldsmith, Spectacular Sunglasses, Unique Frame Lines

Oliver Goldsmith Sunnies!

Written by on May 12th 2012

We received these awesome sunglasses, just in time for our Claire and Oliver Goldsmith Trunk Show!!!  It might be dreary outside, but it’s the perfect weather for getting massages, having a cocktail, and checking out some sweet frames.  Join us today from 11-5pm…and we’ll even help you find that special something for mom for Mother’s Day!

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Filed under: Claire Goldsmith, EVENTS!, Oliver Goldsmith, Spectacular Sunglasses, Unique Frame Lines

Mother’s Day Trunk Show

Written by on May 9th 2012

Following the successful re-launch of the iconic Oliver Goldsmith brand in 2005, Claire Goldsmith, the great-granddaughter of Oliver Goldsmith, has debuted her own eyewear line. Named Legacy, the collection heralds a new direction for the Goldsmith name. We love the fun colors, contoured temples and defined lines!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with us on May 12th from 11-5pm. We are having a Claire and Oliver Goldsmith trunk show, massages, munchies and mamosas. Talk about relaxing!

p.s. the queen of specs will be ordering these Oliver Goldsmith beauties in red and white stripes…drool!!!


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Hats + Eyeglasses = a fabulous look!

Written by on May 5th 2012

 Celebrate Derby Day at Eye Spy Optical.

Put on your Derby hat, sip on a mint julep, and get a spectacular pair of sunglasses at 10% off!

The Queen of Specs has a quite collection of fabulous hats…to go with her spectacular specs.
She purchased this beauty in Louisville for the 2004 Derby from a Louisville art and jewelry gallery, Objects of Desire. The shop used to be on Bardstown Rd., which has a ton of independent boutiques with local  goods. Check it  out!

And don’t forget to water your plants before you leave the house. See y’all soon!

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Filed under: Claire Goldsmith, EVENTS!, Oliver Goldsmith, Spectacular Sunglasses, Unique Frame Lines

Transported Back in Time with Claire & Oliver Goldsmith

Written by on April 28th 2012

We couldn’t wait to share our excitement for the Claire & Oliver Goldsmith trunk show we will be having in May!

In 1926, Philip Oliver Goldsmith revolutionized how sunglasses were being made.  At a time when cumbersome frames were being made from expensive metals and tortoiseshell, he started fashioning frames from brightly coloured acetates.  Sunglasses became not only a way to protect your eyes from the sun, but thanks to Goldsmith…they also became a fashion statement!

Icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Michael Cain adored them and the name Goldsmith became synonymous with stars and style.

I’ll give you the lowdown on Claire Goldsmith next week, you can drool over these iconic photographs in the meantime, ha!









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Filed under: EVENTS!, Theo, Unique Frame Lines

Wow, I Spy New Theo Frames!

Written by on April 19th 2012

Ooooh…what do we have here?  It looks like some new colorful frames all the way from Belgium!  We love how playful the new styles are, and you can’t help but smile when you put them on!!!



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