Archive for 'Super'

Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, Caroline Abram, EVENTS!, February 31st, Francis Klein, Gentle Monster, Kaenon, Niloca, Oliver Goldsmith, Rapp, RES/REI, Rigards, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super, Theo, Thierry Lasry, Unique Frame Lines

August Sunglass (and more!) Sale

Written by on July 29th 2016

2015_sunglass_saleWe are getting ready for our AUGUST SUNGLASS SALE !! Once a year, we round up all of our sunglasses, and go a little bananas on the discounts. 

All sunglasses are on sale from the beginning to the very end of the month! Come by and take advantage of discounts from 10-75% off of almost every pair of sunglasses in the store. Yowza! Just to add to the crazy of the sale, we have also put a a few of our eyeglasses lines on sale for 25% to 75% off!

Come by and let us fit you with lovely sunnies to enjoy for the rest of the summer… and throughout the winter!

2016 Sunglass sale

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Rapp, Super

Customer of the Week

Written by on December 2nd 2014

Congrats to Charmaine!

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Charmaine works a corporate job and came in looking for something that would jazz up her everyday wardobe.  The Optical Oracle was on the job and helped Charmaine select a gorgeous Rapp Gilda frame in a lucious marbled purple color that had arrived in store just a few days earlier.

Good Gracious Gilda!

Good Gracious Gilda!

Rapp is a small eyewear company based in Toronto, Canada.  They are known for their modern shapes and unique colors.

Once she saw herself in these beauties, she realized that her old sunglasses weren’t up to snuff! She took a quick look at the wall-o-sunnies and picked up a pair that had been calling her name…

SP PR9 DREW MOROSA

RetroSuperFuture Drew Morosa for the win!

Charmaine's a smooth operator in her new Sunnies!

Charmaine’s a smooth operator in her new Sunnies!

Once the cool blue-grey RetroSuperFuture Drew Morosa frames were on her face, she almost wouldn’t take them off! It took some convincing, but we managed to convinced her to give them up for a couple weeks so we could put her updated Rx lenses in them.

Charmaine is sassier than ever and ready to wow her co-workers and friends with her cool-cat style!

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

Customer of the Week!

Written by on July 24th 2014

Congrats to Dan, our newest Customer of the Week!!

What a glorious summer it has been so far! Sure, we’ve had some rain but at least we didn’t have to water our gardens that day! Dan came in to get some shades to add to the gloriousness of his summer! Patsy helped Dan find the perfect pair of neutral but stylish sunglasses. He’s rockin’ it in his People frames from RetroSuperFuture.
WESLEY_dPatsy had a blast helping Dan pick out these frames, while Dan cracked joke after joke.

Thanks for being so hilarious Dan and for being our Customer of the Week!   

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Filed under: EVENTS!, February 31st, Gentle Monster, Kaenon, Maui Jim, Oliver Goldsmith, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super, Theo, Thierry Lasry

Sunglass Sale Preview Party!!

Written by on July 22nd 2014

Join us for some mayhem on Thursday, July 31st from 3-7pm!

Y’all know that August brings our Sunglass sale. Once a year we round up all of our sunglasses, and go over-board on the discounts. We even sneak in a bunch of optical frames:-)THIERRY LASRY SALE

This year we are starting the party a day early, because turn down for what? Thursday will bring a 4 hour sneak peak at the sunglass sale along with a handful of other surprises we’ve got up our sleeves. Trust me, you WANT to know what they are. Perhaps, we will let the cat out of the bag the week of the par-tay! Maybe.

In the meantime, please allow me to temp you with some images of our lovely sunglasses and some total babes in them! We will see you Thursday, JULY 31st from 3-7pm for some snacks, booze and previews.

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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: 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: Anne et Valentin, Caroline Abram, Etnia Barcelona, Francis Klein, Lafont, Mykita, NEWS!, Oliver Goldsmith, Rapp, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super, Theo, Thierry Lasry, Unique Frame Lines

Plant-Based Glasses…What?!

Written by on October 12th 2012

We are absolutely crazy about color at Eye Spy.  That’s why we are in love with cellulose-based acetate frames!!!  Cellulose-based acetate is the highest quality plastic for making glasses; it is strong, lightweight, and flexible.  It is also natural , best for you skin, and the best material for intense bold color!

What is the difference between cellulose acetate frames and injection molded plastic frames?

Injection mold frames are made by injecting a more brittle petroleum based plastic that is liquefied, then injected into an aluminum or stainless steel mold. Colors are added through a spray application then coated and tumbled for shine. Injection mold frames are generally less expensive but considered to be lower quality and harmful to the environment:(

Unlike injection molded plastic frames, cellulose based acetate is made from natural elements.  Wood pulp and cotton fibers are used to create this advanced material and it is one of the highest rated hypoallergenics in the world!!!  It is also bio-degradable and from a renewable source.

This natural material arrives in sheet form and is subsequently hand-crafted using over 60 different processes.  It is soft and malleable and feels nice on your skin.  It takes on rich and complex color treatments and has widest range for transparency, rich colors, and finishes. More complex colorations are able to be produced by layering several colors or transparencies in layers and sandwiching them together. There are endless possibilities for these laminated acetates.  Cellulose Acetate for eye wear is made by forming layers of plastic into large blocks then carefully slicing individual parts, hand polishing and finally assembling them into a frame.

Wow, that’s a lot of info, but it is important when you are in the market for new glasses!  Look for the frames that will not only help you look your best…but are made with best quality plastic.  May we suggest you check out some new Anne et Valentin, Theo, or Rapp frames:)

 

 

 

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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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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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