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


Written by on October 3rd 2012

Our Customer of the Week is…Brittney!

Man-oh-man! We cannot get over how beautiful Brittney looks in these sweet Caroline Abram Minois frames…and this is her very first pair of specs! We do not have many customers that go all out on their first pair of glasses because, as you probably know, getting your first pair of glasses is not always easy. We like to make sure that you feel comfortable with your new look, flaunt your simply spectacular specs and do not leave them to collect dust on your night stand:-)

Brittney can now clearly see the stage of the Lyric Opera where is she can be found working on the make-up and wig crew! What an awesome job! Brittney can also be found working on the sets of music videos and photo shoots around the city.

Congrats Brittney on being Customer of the Week!

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Filed under: Anni Shades, Caroline Abram, Kala, NEWS!, Unique Frame Lines

Kala Specs…Available to Order!

Written by on August 14th 2012

Kala Hixx

We are sad to say that we are down to our last Kala frame!  Although we love Kala eyewear…we just had to make space for two new lines Caroline Abram and Anni Shades.

But don’t worry, we can still special order any Kala frame that you may desire.  Also, if you’ve already purchased a Kala frame and need to order a replacement part…we can always get it for you!

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

New Line!!! New Frames!

Written by on August 3rd 2012

It’s been quite the summer here at Eye Spy: a new employee, Theo Trunk Show,  Anne et Valentin Trunk Show and now the August Sunglass Sale.  So, needless to say…we have been super busy!  But we’re never too busy to get in an awesome new line of frames.

(drum roll please…) Introducing the Caroline Abram line!  Aren’t they wonderful?  We are obsessed with the flattering shapes and the colors are too hot to resist.  Get out of the hot summer sun this weekend and check out our new frames…we will have tasty cheese and cold drinks to boot:)

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

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on July 26th 2012

Our Customer of the Week is Michael!

Michael is already a rock star, and now with his new wood frames…he looks like one!  Fans will definitely notice him in frame “Glimpse” by Anni Shades.  We love how the frames naturally frame his face.

Speaking of rock stars: check out the live movie “I am a Rocket Scientist” at Collaboraction Theatre (1579 N. Milwaukee Ave).  It will be running the whole month of August and Michael will be playing bass guitar for the show.  Click here and enjoy:)

Don’t forget to stop in for our August Sunglass Sale, it 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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