Archive for 'Unique Frame Lines'

Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Oliver Goldsmith, Rapp


Written by on June 2nd 2010

At Eye Spy, we have the best neighbors in the world!

The other day, Joe was bringing by posters for the Pets @ Paulina Pet adoption event. When he came into the store, he asked about new styles. Immediately, we knew he was meant for two lines, Rapp and Oliver Goldsmith. You see, we got to talking with Joe about the spectacle stylings of a one Sir Michael Caine.

Mr. Caine being bad in his OG OGs.

Joe tried on this Oliver Goldsmith sunglass frame and it was meant to be!

We’ve loved this frame since it arrived in the store and we’ve been waiting for the perfect person to take it home. Joe is that person! His shared love of the classic Oliver Goldsmith style won our hearts!

Way to go, Joe, you’re our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!!!

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 for more info!


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Filed under: Lafont, NEWS!

These new Lafonts make us SWOON!

Written by on May 30th 2010
Le sigh, the new Lafonts have arrived….

These classic designs bring just enough sparkle to the store!

and the patterns on these temples are to die for!
Ah, but there’s nothing wrong with a classic look.

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein


Written by on May 24th 2010

Mary here has been a customer of Eye Spy for a real. long. time. She’s always finding the coolest, most interesting sunglasses and eyewear. We love her spirit and her energy whenever she’s in the store!

So, last year, when she told us she was moving to North Carolina, we cried. But she promised us she would visit, and she kept her promise!

Before she moved, Mary bought these *fantastic* Francis Klein frames. We mailed them to her in NC and weren’t able to see the final look. So when Mary stopped by the store, we HAD to take her picture because this Francis Klein frame looks Terrific!

Congratulations, Mary, you’re our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!


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Filed under: KIDS!, Lafont

Apples, peaches, pears and plums Lafont’s kids frames are really Awesome!

Written by on May 21st 2010

If I had a jump rope, I would be 10 feet in the air with joy over these new Lafont kids frames! (aka Lafont pour les Enfants)

Our new stock of Lafonts arrived in a rainbow of colors and materials, with cool sizes and shapes for all kids to enjoy!


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


Written by on May 17th 2010

Whoo-Hoo! Our Customer of the Week this week has some great timing! Jill came to Eye Spy during our Anne et Valentin trunk show and fell in love with this purple frame from the Anne et Valentin Factory series.

Anne et Valentin has the coolest inspiration! Their Factory series of frames were inspired by Andy Warhol (hence: Factory). All of the frames are polished and then re-shaped to give the edges and the temples a rough edge. Utilizing the spirit of Warhol’s Factory, this series of frames has an extra spark of personality and feel like a revelation every time they’re worn!

So you can see, Jill made a pretty awesome choice with this frame! How could we not crown her our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK?!!


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Filed under: EVENTS!, Lafont

Well, helooooooooo Lafont!

Written by on May 14th 2010

Our fabulous LAFONT sales rep is lending Eye Spy his ENTIRE collection of frames this weekend! Lafont has a gorgeous variety of shapes, colors, and sizes to fit almost any face.
Lafont also has a great reedition line that celebrates all of the great shapes from the companies 80 year history, so if you dig retro style, Lafont will hook you up with the original shapes made with modern quality.
If you’ve been searching for the perfect frame, you may just be in luck this weekend! We’ll have the entire collection from Friday, May 14th through Monday May 17th!
Stop on by!
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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, NEWS!

More more more! New new new! Anne et Valentin!

Written by on May 13th 2010
It seems like every day more (more more!) new (new new!) Anne et Valentin frames arrive at Eye Spy! Just this week over 20 new styles came knocking at our door!

Of course we welcomed them in with open arms! Even fed them cake and tea!

Now they just need to find the right home!

Lafont in the house this weekend!
Our fabulous Lafont sales rep is lending us his entire collection of frames this weekend….so we will have the collection from Friday the 14th through Sunday the 16th. If you have been searching for the perfect retro frame, you are in luck! Stop in to see all the great frames in tons of shapes and colors!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein


Written by on May 10th 2010
Once upon a time, in 2005, a girl named Erin sought new eyewear. She searched high and low the miles of Chicago blocks until she came upon Eye Spy Optical, like a beacon in the rain….

At Eye Spy, Erin met a young man named Sean. He had a mohawk and Erin knew she was in the right place. Sean guided Erin to a display of eyeglass frames in pastels, in bright colors of blue and yellow, frames covered in rhinestones! Hand painted flowers on the sides! If loving these Francis Klein frames was wrong, Erin didn’t want to be right.

And so, on that day so many years ago, a girl named Erin found her eyeglass soulmate in a beautiful lilac frame with silver decoration from Francis Klein. And they lived happily ever after……until……Erin lost the frame…..!!!

It’s not so easy to replace a missing piece of one’s heart. Still in mourning, Erin moved on to other, more sparkly, more colorful, fantastic and glorious Francis Klein frames!

But still, a piece of her eyewear life was missing. What’s a girl to do?
The obstacles were endless. The original frame was purchased five years ago, maybe the frame wasn’t in stock! Maybe the color of the frame wasn’t available! Oh dear!
Hush hush now, don’t cry. Here at Eye Spy, we’ll go that extra mile to reunite lost loves. We tracked down the original color and design. Contacted Francis Klein all the way in France and made sure that we could replace, exactly, Erin’s lost frame, which she fondly refers to as her “My Little Pony” frame.

Now, Erin and her frame can live happily ever after.

And oh, by the way, she’s totally CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Lafont in the house this weekend!
Our fabulous Lafont sales rep is lending us his entire collection of frames this weekend….so we will have the collection from Friday the 14th through Sunday the 16th. If you have been searching for the perfect retro frame, you are in luck! Stop in to see all the great frames in tons of shapes and colors!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, EVENTS!

Anne et Valentin Trunk Show + Eye Spy Optical = Best. Mother’s. Day…. EVER!

Written by on May 7th 2010

The excitement is almost too much!

The Mother’s Day ANNE ET VALENTIN trunk show is right around the corner!

On SATURDAY, MAY 8TH from 11-5,
we’ll have the current Anne et Valentin collection at Eye Spy!

Did we mention there will also be MIMOSAS?!

And MASSAGES from 12-4?!

Trust us, your mom has plenty of earrings….



And flowers, flowers, flowers….

But a lady can never have too many varieties of eyewear.

Come on over and celebrate the Mother’s Day weekend at EYE SPY with Anne et Valentin frames, mimosas, and massages!
Saturday, May 8th
all day long!


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Filed under: Claire Goldsmith, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!


Written by on May 4th 2010

At Eye Spy, we try to keep a wide variety of frames available, so we never have to say, “I just don’t have anything for you.” We’ve got something for everyone, for real.

Sometimes, a customer will like a frame that we have in stock, but they may want to try another color. That’s what happened when Ryan came into the store and tried on the Claire Goldsmith Carter frame. He wanted to try something darker than the colors we had in stock. No problem, we ordered the frame in two colors so Ryan could try two versions of the frame.

Ryan chose the smokescreen frame, and there’s no denying it was the right choice, this frame looks GREAT!

We liked the black Claire Goldsmith frame that Ryan passed on so much that we decided to keep in in the store. Well, wouldn’t you know it, not two days later Julia came into Eye Spy looking for a frame *exactly* like the Claire Goldsmith frame in black. FATE!

Destiny! cannot be denied here:

Julia looks FANTASTIC in her new frame!

Isn’t it lovely when two people can make the same frame suit their own personality and style so well?!

Yowee, that’s why we love this eyewear biz.

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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