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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein, RES/REI

Customer of The Week!

Written by on January 5th 2015

3 Cheers for James, Our Customer of Week…and his Francis Klein Salto frames!!!

 

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Francis Klein Salto. A sophisticated frame for a sophisticated guy.

James followed his wife into Eye Spy last summer, when they flew into town from Chapel Hill, North Carolina…since Brooke needed her annual glasses fix from Eye Spy:-) This was James’ *first* pair of specs, and he walked out looking like a rock star. Brooke tried to out-do him and get two pairs, but that’s another story…

We had to make James our Customer of the Week, as he just stopped by to get an adjustment on his glasses….and we finally got to take his photo in his new specs:-)

James was back in-town in order to attend  Eve of the Eve, an annual  black-tie event to raise money for HighSight, later that evening. HighSight is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide academic and social support to Chicago high school students, and James is on the board, so he had to look his best. Lucky for him, the Specs Wrangler was able work her magic and tame those frames in no time!  The event was a success, and James even sent a picture from the evening.

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James is rocking his tux and glasses like a boss!

Even though this is James’ first pair of glasses, he is already in love with wearing cool colorful frames….so, he is already thinking about his next two pairs!! Which one would you choose??

We can’t wait to see which he frames he will be sporting with his tux next year!

 

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, Lafont, Niloca, Rapp, RES/REI, RVS, Theo

Time for our January Sale!

Written by on January 2nd 2015

We are even more excited than you are!! Why you ask? Well, we have a new custom, colorful, handmade line on the way to Eye Spy in January…and frankly, we need somewhere to put all the new frames. We don’t have any extra room at Eye Spy, so that’s where the sale comes in!!

For the ENTIRE MONTH OF JANUARY, our handmade eyewear will be discounted from 25% to 75% off, with prices as low as $99!

Swing by to check out deals over a 100 pairs of frames including Theo, Anne et Valentin, Rapp, Res/Rei and Mykita. Best of all, we will have  of Lafont, Francis Klein & RVS frames that will be up to 75% off! Treat yourself to a new look for the New Year!

January Sale

We are also having a Friends and Family Event! Join us on Thursday, January 15th from 11-7pm for 15% off prescription lenses as well as additional frame discounts.

Show your loved ones how you shop local and purchase handmade products that last:-)

We will have snacks & drinks upstairs…and in the downstairs family room, movies will be playing for the kiddos…along with freshly-popped corn! Honestly, what more could you want while shopping for glasses?

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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 eyespyoptical.com] for an appointment :-)

 

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein

Customer of the Week!

Written by on September 18th 2014

Meet Allison…our Customer of the week!
Allison fell head over heels in love with this Francis Klein Ginga frame…

IMG_1319Allison came in looking for a something different, and boy did we find it. She and the Design Maven knew this was the one. Allison put it on and practically started glowing! She was on a hunt for either a purple or a tortoise frame; They managed to find the best of both worlds, as this frame starts out purple and fades to tortoise!

Allison you are a total beauty in this frame, and in general. If we were in the E/R and you were our doc, it would make our day having you show up at our bedside wearing this frame! Thanks for being our Customer of the Week!!!

Here’s a close up shot of Allison’s lovely frame!!!!

GINGA A96 - S540

 

 

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein, Unique Frame Lines

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on August 21st 2014

It’s that time again folks, customer of the week time that is.  Allow us to introduce Beth, delcared her self the orginal the Pink Lady. Beth tried to find glasses at a shop that shall not be named (aka the Voltermort of Glasses Shops, and yes we did just say that.) She quickly realized that her personailty was just too much for that store.  Beth’s lovely daughter Ruth brought her into Eye Spy, turning her over to the thoughtful hands of the Design Maven.

Beth and the Design Maven had a blast picking out these beautiful Francis Klein Bisou frames in sparkly leopard. Not only does she look awesome, she looks like she might teach you to bake or maybe just kick you to the curb, like any Pink Lady would.

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Thanks for being such a B.A. Pink Lady Beth you look amazing in your Francis Kleins! We had a blast helping you pick these beauties out!!!

P.S. did we mention that Beth also got a referral discount since her daughter Ruth referred her here! Refer a friend and they save

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein, Rapp

Customer of the Week!!

Written by on January 19th 2014

Greetings Eye Spyers!!

We have a new Customer of the Week to introduce!

She goes by the name of SHEILA!!

Sheila first chose these beautiful turquoise and red Francis Klein ”Risk” frames with red and silver stones and decor. We LOVE what that beautiful blue frame front does for those pretty peepers!! And we had this color combo made just for us…so Sheila is the only lady in world with this frame:-) How cool.

Sheila also couldn’t  walk away from these pink and gray gradiant Rapp “Jane” frames, so she got both! We couldn’t be happier that these unique frames found a perfect home, and that Sheila followed out favorite motto: “If you can’t pick one…pick both!”

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein, Gentle Monster

Customer of the Week!

Written by on December 8th 2013

It’s customer of the week time again! This time we went with a dynamic duo… Cassie and her roommate Adrienne! Yes, Adrienne does work here, but we could not resist.

First up is Cassie in her speckled Gentle Monster Fafala frames! 

Turns out Adrienne picked this beauties out for Cassie.

Adrienne has been dreaming of a cat-eye since she started at Eye Spy… she finally found the perfect one: Francis Klein Wing in a brand-new color! It’s a navy acetate with a mosaic-detail peeking out from behind.

Roomie love in fabulous glasses.

 Clearly Adrienne is beyond excited about her glasses choice, as is Cassie!

You look amazing ladies!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein, Theo

And the customer of the week is….

Written by on November 14th 2013

Angela! Oh Angela, how we love you…and your sister’s great taste in glasses!

Angela fell in love with these Theo  Soixante-Deux frames….and had to have this beautiful tortoise and purple color, so we special ordered it for her:-) Theo frames are available in at least 8 different colors…and some frames are available in 20 different colors!! OMG.

Usually, we do not have all 8 colors in-store….
BUT, this Saturday the 16th, we are having a trunk show with every shape AND every color in the Theo  collection!! Don’t faint…just come in and try-on everything!

Angela’s sister, Ann, was our customer of the week this summer in her Francis Klein frames:-)

AND Ann purchased these Anne et Valentin frames in 2009…

Thanks for coming to Eye Spy for more than 10 years and letting us fit your beautiful faces:-) xox.

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Filed under: EVENTS!, Francis Klein

OUR 15th ANNIVERSARY is in October…

Written by on September 24th 2013

…and we are having a Francis Klein Trunk Show to celebrate!! Join us for the festivities on Saturday, October 19th from 12-6 PM!

 

We will have the entire new 2014 collection straight from the Paris trade show…with our stellar Francis Klein rep, Marien, flying into Chicago from the trade show with his bags of sparkle-tastic frames…that are made-to-order, just for you!!

If you would like to design a custom frame, please make an appointment to visit us in the morning between 10 and noon:-) Call or email us: appointment  [at] eyespyoptical.com.

Here are two pictures Marian just sent us with some of the new styles, that we will be seeing in Paris this week…and you can see in October:-)

Thanks for a successful 15 years…and here’s to another 15 years of custom, colorful, handmade eyewear!! xox.

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein, Lafont

Customer of the Week!!

Written by on September 15th 2013

It’s Sunday Funday, folks! Which means we’ve got a new Customer of the Week! And that customer happens to be Gretchen!

We’ve been a little biased towards sunglasses these last few weeks. But come on….these are too good not to report.

Gretchen hopped on the express train to Shadyville and pulled out all the stops on not one, but TWO pairs of tricked out shades. The first ones are the purple and turquoise lace Lafont “Luxours”. You can’t really get more flashy than these.

 

Lafont “Luxour”

HOWEVER, in addition to what I like to refer to as the “Elton John inspired” Lafonts, Gretchen also made another bold choice in choosing these Francis Klein “Pinup” shades, adorned with guilded bumble bees!  Yea that’s right….BEES! Needless to say, wherever she goes, she is going to get noticed with these spectacular works of ocular art!

Francis Klein “Pinup”

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