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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, KIDS!

Sweet Customer Of The Week

Written by on October 27th 2015

Our customer of the week this week is another pint-sized person…say yay yay for Mary Morris!!!


She came in for her very first eye exam and was so so so excited to hear that she needed glasses. She has an eye for style and was very sure about what she liked and didn’t like when she tried on frames.  Anne et Valentin just came out with a new line of eyewear for children earlier this year, so Mary Morris had a lot of cheerful frames to choose from. Anne et Valentine’s glasses come a bunch of fun candy colors, some of the shapes are new and some are mini versions of their existing frames.  Mary Morris tried on a few and quickly decided on a pretty pair of Mia frames in red and blue.


Mary Morris wanted to add a little something fun to her glasses and picked out a little Bijounette accessory by Caroline Abram that is shaped like a slice of cake to dangel off her new specs.  If you feel like you want a little goodie for your frames you should come by and see our other treat charms.


We think she is just the cutest and that her glasses are a perfect fit for her personality (she dressed up to match her glasses when she came in to pick them up – seriously, we can’t get enough of this kid!)



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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Unique Frame Lines

Customers of the Week – Cute Couple Edition!

Written by on June 29th 2015

Our Customers of the Week are a fun and fabulous couple…three cheers for Erin and Tom!!!

ERIN+TOM FUN Erin and Tom used to live in Chicago, but moved to Wisconsin for graduate school…since Erin is working towards her PhD.  She is one smart cookie. They still make the trek all the way down to Eye Spy Optical for our fantastic glasses.  The both love fashion and think that glasses are the perfect accessory! They each left with 2 frames – a fun pair and a more serious pair for work.


Erin chose a bright red pair of Anne Et Valentin Amber frames for her fun pair.  She had the hardest time deciding which color to get – she would have gotten them all if she could have – but the red was clearly the standout pair!


For her work pair, she also pair of Anne Et Valentin Cozak frames in a warm grey color wtih just a hint of pink at the temples. Did someone say, “sexy secretary”?!?

Tom’s prescription is strong, so he had difficulty see the glasses he was trying. As a result, our Specs Wrangler and Erin got to work and chose a couple of awesome frames for him. Once his lenses were in, he was thrilled with the end result!


He went home with a tortoise and blue Caroline Abram Joel frame that fits perfectly and complements his style perfectly.


And for work, he will be sporting a handsome pair of Anne Et Valentin Modern Time frames with an occupational lens. The occupational lenses allow Tom to see up to approximately ten feet, so he can read and see his computer monitor really well…..but when he needs to drive or see anything far away, he puts on his other pair:-)


We couldn’t love these two more and are sad that we won’t get to see them for another year.

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Filed under: Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Theo

Customer Of The Week!!!

Written by on February 15th 2015

Welcome Michele to the Customer Of The Week Club!!!


Keeping it cool and casual in her Theo Mille+4 Cat Eyes.

Michele walked into Eye Spy and knew what she wanted. Two new frames – one black, one white or clear.  Michelle is the kind of woman who knows what she wants…and she got it with the help of our very own Specs Wrangler, Patsy.




The first pair Patsy pulled out was a gorgeous pair of matte black Theo Mille+4 frames.  Not only were they a perfect fit, but they matched Michele’s laid-back-rocker-with-a-bit-of-an-edge look. Mille+4’s rounded edges and soft matte-black texture make this anything but your average black frame.


The second frame, Gigi by Caroline Abram, is a little dressier with its pretty gold metal details. The modern angles really accentuate Michele’s cheek bones and the larger lenses show off her eyes. Michele can wear these for a night out on the town, or with jeans and a t-shirt for a more casual look.

We love what Michele decided to get and can’t to see what she chooses next time!

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Filed under: Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, EVENTS!

Customer Of The Week!!!

Written by on November 9th 2014

Introducing our lovely Customer of the Week…Silvana and her adorable pup Penny!

Oh that face!

Oh that face!

When Silvana and Penny walked in to the shop it was love at first site… for everyone!  We were enamored with puppy  snuggles and she fell in LOVE with an absolutely gorgeous teal pair of Liliane glasses by Caroline Abram.  

Silvana and Penny spend their days at the Chicago Mosaic School and are pros at taking  care of business in style!!! So stop by for a class or workshop and make sure to say hi for us!

CA Liliane


Caroline Abram is known for effortless and wearable style and all of her frame shapes come in a rainbow of colors.



Don’t forget that this Saturday (November 15) is our Caroline Abram Trunk Show. Stop by, see the new collection and fall in love!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, Caroline Abram, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, Rapp, Theo

2014 November Trunk Shows

Written by on October 16th 2014

Yep, it’s what you have been waiting for all year…the new 2015 eyewear collections straight from Paris!!!! Hollah!

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While the Queen of Specs takes the long voyage to Paris every year, and suffers while doing so (just kidding!), we make it easy on all of our customers by inviting the representatives from a small selection of our lines to Eye Spy on Saturdays on November. We tried to mix it up a bit this year…so we hope you are as excited as we are!!

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Which show should you put on your calendar, if you cannot attend all of the shows? Good Question.

Here are links to the lines that we are showing…Take a peek and see which ones might be your soulmate!

11/1: Rapp and Anni Shades -select shape and color and have a custom pair made just for you!

11/8: Francis Klein- select shape and color and have a custom sparkly pair made just for you!

11/15: Caroline Abram- sexy cat-eyes at an awesome price!

11/22: Theo eyewear- incredible colors and shapes in acetate and metal!

11/28: Anne et Valentin- very wearable shapes and colors…in unexpected combinations!

AND if you want a private showing on the Sunday following each show…just call us at 773.477.2670 or email us at [optician at] for an appointment :-)


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Filed under: Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Unique Frame Lines


Written by on August 28th 2014

It’s that time again, THURSDAY!!! Which, also happens to be Customer of the Week day! Meet Brooke, who once upon a time lived in Chicago, and then moved to DC, then traveled back to Chi-town to shop for glasses. Brooke tried and tried again to find glasses in DC but nothing lived up to Eye Spy. So back to Eye Spy it was for Brooke. After spending some time with the Specs Wrangler she settled on  Caroline Abram. Brooke scooped up two frames, although we only got a picture in one frame.



Brooke acutally insited a photo with the Queen of Specs. She even talked her hubby into getting a pair of glasses, who since he had never been here he got a referral discount! Brooke you look like a total babe in your new Caroline Abram frames! Thanks for the travels and tons of fun! We will see you when you want new frames!

Here’s a peek at her frames!

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We will see you next week at the same bat time and on the same bat channel for Customer of the Week!



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Filed under: Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Customer Of The Week!

Written by on May 28th 2013

Meet Julie… our beautiful customer of the week! You may remember her from our Green Scene events from April. This lovely lady taught us to make BYO Jar terrariums…and we all had a blast. Julie found these wonderful Satyr frames from Caroline Abram the same day, and fell in love.

With some debate about the color, we landed on this pretty tortoise that has a small pattern to it. These frames fit her like a dream! We can’t stop smiling about them!

Julie doesn’t just go around teaching people to make terrariums, she is the founding member of Good Things Grow Midway (GTGM). “GTGM strives to build community, on the southwest side of Chicago, and bring neighbors together through art, gardening, community and action.” If you are in the area, check it out! Our Design Maven pitch hits with the group from time to time:-)

We had a so much fun making terrariums and picking these out with you, Julie! Thanks for being our awesome customer of the week!

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Filed under: Caroline Abram, EVENTS!

Mom’s the Word Trunk Show!

Written by on April 25th 2013

Mom’s the Word! Without our mamas, we would be lost….so, we are having a Mama’s Day Specs and Sunglasses Show on Saturday, May 11th from 11-5pm! Believe us, we appreciate your mom almost as much as you do…and in order to show it, we are having a big ol’ party complete with FREE massages, mimosas and munchies!

Along with all of that goodness, we will also have the entire collection of Caroline Abram and Oliver Goldsmith in-house! Each of these lines have a wonderful spectrum of shapes and colors.


Satyr Carloine Abram Frame

Swing in with your mama get a massage and find some awesome specs… and have some snacks!

Audrey in her Oliver Goldsmiths

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Filed under: Caroline Abram, NEWS!, Unique Frame Lines

Brand New Caroline Abrams are in!!!

Written by on November 8th 2012

Geeze! It has been so gloomy lately in Chicago, we needed a little happiness to brighten up our day. Our UPS delivery guy, Erwin, came to our rescue with a package of brand spankin new Caroline Abram frames! We received some awesome new shapes and a sprinkling of the original ones in new colors! Don’t see a color you like? Let us know…each frame comes in at least six colors. Enjoy!

Caroline Abram Darling and Diane frames

Caroline Abram Minois and Babeth

Caroline Abram Charlie and Casimir Frames



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Filed under: Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Unique Frame Lines

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on November 8th 2012

Winter is almost here and it’s been super gray and rainy in Chicago lately. But have no worries, our Customer of the week, Felicia, brightens things up in her beautiful new Caroline Abram frames!

Deborah by Caroline Abram


Felicia found Eye Spy back in 2009 from one of our snazzy CTA ads, bought sparkly Francis Kleins, and has been in love with Eye Spy ever since! She has been drooling over this pair for a few months now and finally took the plunge. This is her second pair of glasses from us and we could not be happier to see her in such a lovely pair! Congrats on being our Customer of the week Felicia…you sure do look like sunshine!

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