Archive for 'NEWS!'

Filed under: February 31st, NEWS!, Unique Frame Lines

Mark your Calendars, February 31st is Here!!!

Written by on January 23rd 2012

Our fabulous Italian wood frames, February 31st, are finally here!

Weighing only 21 grams with reinforced nose pads…they are super lightweight and comfortable.  The Poplar high-quality wood used is tinted in awesome violets, oranges, blues and yellows.  Final finishing made with natural wax keeps the frames in tip-top shape.

Ooooh, you just have to stop in and see these in person!

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Filed under: NEWS!

Holiday Hours!

Written by on December 23rd 2011

Eye Spy will be open Saturday, December 24th from 10-1 pm and closed on Sunday, December 25th.

We will be open next week: Monday through Friday from 11-7 pm, Saturday from 10-6, and closed New Year’s Day.

Our January Sale will start on Monday, January 2nd! Stay posted for more details. Happy Holidays:-)

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Filed under: NEWS!, Theo, Unique Frame Lines

New Theo Frames are here…just in time for the New Year!!!

Written by on December 22nd 2011

Ooooh, we are so excited about these colorful new Theos!  Theo is so innovative with details such as cut-outs and unconventional shapes.  We are so in love.

We can’t stop drooling over the awesome new neon green color…

   Too many flex dollars, not enough time? At Eye   Spy, we accept flex dollars and will make sure that you find quality handmade glasses as well as the best possible lenses for your prescription. Just ask and we’ll be happy to help you find an *awesome* new pair of specs!



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Filed under: NEWS!, Wonderglasses

Wonderglasses are Here!!!

Written by on December 7th 2011
  We just received a divine German eyewear collection…
It kinda feels like a gift from heaven…or maybe just a fab present for the holidays;-) 

Blutgeschwister is an awesome German apparel line with kitschy styles and patterns.  They asked a local German optician (and DJ!) to design and line of eyewear with the same philosophy…and voila!  Inspired by the 70′s and 80′s, Wonderglasses mixes top-quality metals and acetate with fresh colors and designs. This line is brand-spanking new and only has one other account in the whole entire U.S.!
Here is a little taste to get you in the mood…

Wonderglasses Soron & Florida Scrub Jay
Wonderglasses Rollergirl & Lass Mich Kussen
Wonderglasses Expedition Everest & Private Eye
Check out the Wonderglass website at
Too many flex dollars, not enough time? At Eye Spy, we accept flex dollars and will make sure that you find quality handmade glasses as well as the best possible lenses for your prescription. Just ask and we’ll be happy to help you find an *awesome* new pair of specs!

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Filed under: NEWS!

Holiday Open House on Thursday!

Written by on November 30th 2011
We will be serving peppermint hot chocolate & home made gingerbread cookies. mmmm.
We will also have drawings for prizes, such as free anti-reflective coating, discounts on frames, and giveaways:-) 
See you soon!!
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Filed under: NEWS!, Rapp

NeW Rapp FraMes!!!

Written by on November 8th 2011
Ooooh…we are so excited, our new Rapp frames are here!

24 years ago, Mel Rapp opened up a tiny dispensary at the back of his mother’s hat shop.  A crazy idea at the time, it has grown into one of the most unique and avant-garde optical shops in the world.

Rapp, a company out of Toronto, combines old-fashioned work ethics with modern technology.  Most of the frames are a combination of titanium and Italian acetate.  Only 30 sets consisting of 32 pieces are sold of each collection worldwide, so when you buy a Rapp frame…you can truly be an individual.

Aren’t they breathtaking?!

Stay tuned for a posting about the Mykita trunk show on Saturday, November 12th. Mykita frames are known for their flexible, lightweight design and patented screwless hinge concept.

We are officially open on Mondays from 11am-7pm, now through the end of January. No need for an appointment…just stop on in!!!
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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, NEWS!

New Anne et Valentin Frames from Silmo!!!

Written by on October 25th 2011
We were so excited when our frames came in from France only a few weeks after the Queen of Specs picked them out at Silmo.  Just as promised…here are a few snapshots:

We are obsessed with the one on the right below!
And don’t forget about our trunk shows every Saturday in NovemberLooking for the perfect pair of specs? Come to Eye Spy to preview the 2012 collections in 2011…and try-on hundreds of new styles and colors to find the perfect one for you!!! 
Saturdays in November
11/5 – Theo
11/12 – Mykita
11/19 – Anne et Valentin
11/26 – Lafont
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Filed under: Etnia Barcelona, KIDS!, Lafont, NEWS!

New Lafont and Etnia Kids Frames!!!

Written by on October 17th 2011
We just got in a new line of kids frames…designed in Spain!  Etnia Barcelona kids frames are so innovative with their vibrant colors and awesome textures.  What kid would fuss about wearing glasses with fun frames like these?

Below are some new additions to our Lafont family.  The classic shapes combined with funky patterns are bold without being overwhelming!   

Drop on in to Eye Spy Optical to see some more newcomers and stay tuned…tons of frames will be on their way in the next couple of months!!!
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Filed under: NEWS!

Silmo…Oui, Oui

Written by on September 27th 2011
The Queen of Specs is off to Paris tomorrow for Silmo!!!

What is Silmo, you ask?  Silmo is the leading trade fair for optics and eyewear and presents the world of optics and eyewear from a different angle. The organizer’s idea is to constantly track both stylistic and technological developments, as well as medical ones.  In order to really get inside the world of the optician, Silmo has created amazing presentations and informative areas covering the most relevant topics of the day.

This is a picture from  the IC Berlin booth last year at Silmo, how exciting! 

The Queen of Specs will be back with information about the most up-to-date lens technology and have sneek-peeks of the newest collections to share with you…so keep posted :)

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Filed under: Kala, NEWS!, Super

Looking for affordable, yet awesome frames? Check out our new Kala specs & Super shades!

Written by on September 12th 2011
Well, as you can guess, we have been getting many requests for handmade eyewear that is a little bit easier on the pocketbook. It is a little challenging for us to find handmade, unique lines that we think are worthy enough for our customers, but won’t break the bank.  Luckily, this past spring, we picked up two new lines of eyewear that met our criteria!

Kala eyewear is a line made here in the USA, in California to be exact. The frames are classic and very wearable…in tortoises, reds and green…with a few fades thrown in for fun!  Super is a sunglass line made in Italy that is known for their bold plastic sunglasses. Some styles are reminiscent of Wayfarers, BUT they are handmade and you can feel that the quality is ten times better than Ray-Bans. Sorry Luxottica. Oh, and did we mention that Supers cost the same as aforementioned brand, but are so much cooler?!

Chicago’s summer may be over, but we are still getting in hot new frames everyday!  Come by and take a peek 8-)

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