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Winter Break Hours

Written by on December 21st 2012

Yikes! The kids are almost on break and we have yet to post our holiday hours!?!

Official Holiday Hours:

Monday & Tuesday 12/24 & 12/25: Closed

Wednesday – Friday: 11-7

Saturday: 10-6

Sunday: 12-5

Monday 12/31: OPEN 9-5 pm!!

Tuesday 1/1/13: Closed

and back to regular hours on Wednesday, January 2nd for our January Sale!!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the gang at Eye Spy.

 

 

 

 

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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: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Eyebobs, Thierry Lasry

Customer of the Week!

Written by on March 1st 2011

Our Customer of the Week this week is JEAN!

Jean came in to Eye Spy to pick up a new pair of Eyebobs. While here, she fell in love with this Thierry Lasry sunglass frame. We think she looks FANTASTIC in these specs, the tortoise is highlighted by a super-secret bright red on the inside of the frame.

Congratulations, Jean, you look great in your new Thierry Lasry frame AND you’re our Customer of the Week!

Makeover Party!
Saturday, March 26th from 12-5 PM,
Freshen up your face with a free make-up makeover by Lillian Sakamaki.
Change up your look with one of our new frames from Mykita, Anne et Valetin, Francis Klein, or one of our other fancy and delightful lines.

We will providing wine and cheese, you provide the pretty faces!

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Filed under: Thierry Lasry

Employee Picks: Thierry Lasry Asphixy

Written by on December 5th 2010

This week the Opticianista chose a frame that spotlights just how awesome sunglasses can be All Year Round!

The Opticianista likes the orange color in this frame (look close and you’ll also see nifty gold flecks!). She likes that the orange is a bright color and that the frame has just a touch of 80s inspiration.


The frame has a confetti print, so it is not a traditional tortoise nor is it just one solid color which means that, most likely, two frames won’t look the same. The Opticianista is a fan of that unique feature of the frame, it’s something to adore about this line of sunglasses.

She also likes that it’s a cat-eye shape, but it’s one-of-a kind style makes if fashion-forward instead of a retro throwback.

And, most of all, the Opticianista is proud that Eye Spy Optical is the only store in Chicago that carries Thierry Lasry frames!

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: EVENTS!, Rapp, Thierry Lasry

Red, White, and YOU!

Written by on July 3rd 2010

Happy 4th of July!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Wear your sunglasses!!!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Francis Klein, Lafont, Rapp, Thierry Lasry

Pretty in Purple!

Written by on June 4th 2010







Don’t forget that on Saturday, June 5 from 12 to 3pm, Eye Spy will be joining with Sam and Willy’s as well as many of our other neighbors to host the Pets @ Paulina pet adoption event! Visit the website www.petsatpaulina.com for more info!

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Filed under: NEWS!, Thierry Lasry

PRETTY!!!

Written by on May 3rd 2010
We are sooooo excited to welcome Thierry Lasry sunglasses to Eye Spy!

We are the only store in Chicago to carry Thierry Lasry,
a line which is quite unique in both theory and practice.
The frames are all handmade with extraordinary techniques
and aesthetics. Inspired by vintage designs and created
with a modern personality, these frames are
TOTALLY AWESOME.

We are in LOVE!
Mom’s the word on May 8th! Save the date for our Mother’s day Specs and Sunglasses show featuring Anne et Valentin lunettes and La Loop accessories from 11-5 on Saturday, May 8th. We’ll also have free massages from 1-4 and mimosas and munchies all day!

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Filed under: NEWS!, Rapp, Thierry Lasry

I wear my Stunna Glasses at night

Written by on March 24th 2010

Welcome home, ya stunna!


The Queen of Specs has returned from the eyewear trade show in New York! She had quite a successful journey, purchasing *NEW* shapes from our existing lines (Anne et Valentin, Francis Klein, Lafont, ic! berlin, and Theo).

New! Thierry Lasry! Coming soon!

She also sidled on over and successfully picked up Thierry Lasry sunglasses and Rapp eyewear!

It went like this:

Queen of Specs: Hey
Thierry Lasry: Hey
Queen of Specs: Wanna come over to my place?
Thierry Lasry: Heck yeah!

It’s impossible to resist the charms of such a looker

Queen of Specs: Hey
Rapp: Hey
Queen of Specs: Did it hurt?
Rapp: Did what hurt?
Queen of Specs: When you fell from Heaven?

She’s so smooth!

Eye Spy + Purple Cat-Eye = LOVE!

And a reminder–for the whole month of April, Eye Spy is celebrating a GREEN SCENE. If you ride your bike or the CTA to Eye Spy, you get 10% off a pair of Rx specs. If you donate an old pair of glasses, you receive $25 off a new pair of Rx frames! So come on by and celebrate a greener earth with Eye Spy!


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