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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Spectacular Sunglasses, Thierry Lasry

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on June 7th 2014

Proud to announce our newest Customer of the Week: Laura!

Laura holds a special place in my heart because she’s a fellow New Yorker.  Laura’s subtle sass and sharp wit (authentic New Yorker traits) were perfectly complimented by the frames she chose. First up: The “Amy” frames by Rapp . This frame kind of called out to her, with the understated nude pink color and the edgy-ness of the brushed metal temples.
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Next was the Anne et Valentin “Octet” frame. At first she questioned whether these frames were just “too much”. But I said “You’re a New Yorker…you can wear whatever you want.”
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Finally, the cherry on top were the Thierry Lasry “Tipsy” sunglasses. We didn’t get to snap a picture of Laura wearing these glamrock frames, but I can assure you she looks like a badass.
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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Oliver Goldsmith, Theo

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on December 15th 2013

Introducing our newest Customer of the Week: Lyn!!

Our favorite Aussie, Lyn, is one smart cookie! She knows how bright it can get in the winter with all the snow and glare!! So…she had to add these beautiful Oliver Goldsmith Hex sunnies to her collection.

 

In addition to her sunnies, Lyn –after much debate about the color– also decided on these quirky and unique Theo “Coratina” frames. Keep it fabulous, Lyn! Cheers!

 Want to get a closer look at Lyn’s new signature pieces? Here they are….

 

 

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, Francis Klein, Mykita, NEWS!, Oliver Goldsmith, Rapp, Super, Theo

Introducing Eye Spy’s 2013 Lookbook!!

Written by on August 5th 2013

Documented for the Capture the Road,  a cross country photography project by Chris Hershman & Amanda Farmer…Eye Spy’s new video lookbook is nothing short of fabulous! Sit down, relax…and feast your eyes on the hand-crafted eyewear and beautiful scenery.

Capture The Road Presents: An Eye Spy Optical Film from Chris Hershman on Vimeo.

 

Chris and Amanda are city dwellers and long-time friends with one thing in common; their many passions and talents don’t fit neatly inside “the box”. On July 16th, they took a break from their 9-5s and made a 12-day-long road trip across the country.

Their goal on this journey was to step outside of the box, meet new people, see the countryside, capture beautiful images, and explore the many facets of themselves. This is where they documented their journey as artists, philosophers, travelers, and lovers of people. This is where they captured the road.

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Filed under: FASHION!, NEWS!, Oliver Goldsmith

What Glitterz Ain’t Alwayz Gold!

Written by on July 22nd 2013

We here at Eye Spy would like to take a moment to get on our collective soapbox and share some information we find essential to the eyeglass shopper. A lot of folks get caught up in labels. Others think big, recognizable brand means good quality. And in some instances that would be correct. But in the world of eyewear, Gucci doesn’t mean good, and  D&G should stand for dead and gone.

Some of us here have worked in the the corporate driven eyeglass world, where big names mean big sales. Customers drop a lot of $$ just because they want to have Prada written on the side of their head, or gold and crystal encrusted Fendi decals. But my, oh my, how quickly those crystals tarnish and fall off!! And even more frequently, how quickly that spring hinge snaps right out of its socket.

Here’s a little secret: These label frames didn’t come off of a runway in Milan. They were not featured in anyone’s Spring Collection. Heck…they weren’t even designed by the designer whose name is on them! Most of these frames are made the exact same way that those frames you wouldn’t be caught dead in are made. Someone just bought the rights to slap on some glitter and etch a name into the plastic. (By the way, Randy Jackson doesn’t even wear his own line.)

That’s why we at Eye Spy take such pride in our collection of frames. And why we have respect for anyone and everyone who can appreciate them. These frames are actually HANDCRAFTED by experts who only make eyeglasses. And when I say handcrafted, I mean they are designed, created, painted, and decorated by human hands. They are engineered to last and withstand the abuse of the one-handed pull-offers, and the i-sleep-face-down-in-my-frames people.

So, take a peek at this Oliver Goldsmith video to see exactly what handmade eyewear really means…

and forgive our sour-puss faces when you make the mistake of asking if we carry Chanel and the like. It’s just because we like to take care of our customers and adorn their faces with real luxury. :-)

**hops off soapbox**

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Filed under: EVENTS!, Spectacular Sunglasses, Unique Frame Lines

Eye Spy a Pop-up Shop!

Written by on July 20th 2013

We have had many requests to open up an Eye Spy Optical in other locations so…we are doing the next best thing: an Eye Spy Pop-Up Shop! Yahoo!

Would you like us to be in your ‘hood for an event? Please let us know! We are lining up dates through September…or whenever the cold weather decides to hit Chitown!

Come visit us at:
Printers Ball at Spudnick Press on Saturday, July 27 from 12-6 PM.
First Fridays on Southport on Friday, August 2 from 5-8PM.
Third Thursdays at the Smart Museum at University of Chicago on Thursday, August 15 from 5:30-7:30 PM.
Lill Street Art Center’s 10th Anniversary Party on Friday, August 23 from 6-9PM.
Wolfbait at Summers Sessions on the Square on Saturday, August 24 from 5-9PM.
Quickies:Short Story Reading Series at the Hideout on Monday, August 26 from 8-10 PM
White Mystery  at Riot Fest, SundaySeptember 13 from 12-8PM
At The Threshold at the Smart Muesum at University of Chicago on Thursday, October 3 from 5-7 PM

We will be sampling adult-beverages while showing a portion of our fabulous eyewear and sunwear collections.

See you there!

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

Sunglasses Sale Starting Early? What?!

Written by on July 10th 2013

Ok, we know it’s real sunny out there… and typically we have an August sunglass sale. However, this year we decided to mix it up a bit and start it NOW!! Can you believe it?! We know, we can’t really either, but what a treat!  Get some sunnies before you leave for August! Brilliant! The sale will range from 10-40% off!

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We might even have some other things on sale…such as our entire collection of Lafont frames!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on May 24th 2013

Horray the sunshine of spring is finally here! Our customers of the week swung by and scooped up some awesome RetroSuperFuture Sunglasses.

Lori looks awesome in her new Supers! They have a vintage illustration of muscles on the inside!! Luke is traveling and needed some new sungless for his adventures! These two look awesome in their new RetroSuperFutures!

Thanks for being our Customers of the Week! You both look awesome!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, February 31st, Super

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!!

Written by on May 9th 2013

Introducing our Customer(s) Of The Week: Lisa and Frank!!

Keeping with the multiple COTW theme for the month of May, we’ve chosen to feature this super awesome husband/wife duo. Frank is rockin’ his tortoise RetroSuperFuture shades, while Lisa is making a statement with these kick-ass baby blue, wooden February 31st aviators.

This power couple just so happens to run Smog Veil Records, an independent record label based right here in Chicago. Not only do they distribute the traditional cd/dvd/vinyl media forms, they also work the digital route through iTunes and Napster. In addition to that cool fact, the company also has a green initiative, and its headquarters are powered by wind and solar energy.

Environmentally conscious AND stylish? How much cooler can they get?!

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Filed under: Claire Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith

Claire Goldsmith Special Orders

Written by on April 23rd 2013

Attention all Claire Goldsmith fans!! We love Claire as much as all of you, so we’re sad to say we’ve sold the very last CG frame in the store. And since we’re always on the hunt for funky new frames, we’ve decided to say goodbye to one line and HELLO to a new one. We’ll be introducing a RES/REI, a totally awesome, sleek, new line from Italy within the next few days.

HOWEVER…

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…Claire Goldsmith frames will still be available via special order. So if you just HAVE to own one of her gorgeous frames, and you just happen to stumble upon one that you love, we’re more than happy to place an order for you! In addition to that, our Oliver Goldsmith sunglass line (part of the CG line) is still available in store as well.

Also, Saturday, May 11th is our Oliver Goldsmith and Caroline Abram Trunk Show, so we’ll have plenty of new sunglasses and frames to check out!! See you soon!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Thierry Lasry

Customer of the Week

Written by on February 25th 2013

Introducing Laura, our customer of the week! She is loving her new Thierry Lasry Supremacy frame. Laura came in wanting something big, bold and different…so, we popped the sun lenses out of these Thierry Lasry sunglasses and BAM! A perfect match! Laura in her new Thierry Lasry frames

They fit Laura’s sweet sense of style and lovely personality  Wondering why she looks familiar?  Well  Laura is a  local artist who is a pretty baller cartoonist! (HOW COOL!) Check out some of her work. We might have a small friend crush on her and her work… :) Laura you look awesome! Thanks for being our customer of the week!

Let’s take a closer look at her frame, shall we?

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