Archive for 'Unique Frame Lines'

Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Grotesque

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on March 21st 2010

Congratulations to Jamie, our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Jamie bought glasses at Eye Spy several months ago and then returned to his home in…Mexico! We asked him to send us a picture so we could vicariously live through the warm weather during our Chicago winter. Well, wouldn’t you know, Jamie sent us a pic just in time for a March snowstorm!


We love these frames on Jamie and we love that he made us all smile on a snowy day!

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

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Filed under: EVENTS!, IC Berlin, Kaenon

Awesome. Awesomer. Awesomest.

Written by on March 16th 2010

You know what’s awesome?

Make overs.

You know what’s awesomer?

Sunglasses.

This weekend, Eye Spy is having a Party! We love parties. We love make overs. We love helping our customers discover a whole new look and attitude just by adding a little something something to their eyewear collection.

We also love that the sun is starting to shine so we’ve invited two of our favorite sunglass lines to the party! Representatives from Kaenon and Ray Ban will be at Eye Spy from ,12-5 on Saturday, March 20, showing off the new new frames! We’ll also have the ic! berlin Tres Chic collection! I know, you’ve already got the dated marked on your calendar with a big big heart.

Hey, Kaenon, what’s up?

Lookin’ good, Ray-Ban. Lookin’ Real good.

ic! berlin, ooh la la.

Eye Spy is having a makeover party and sunglass show!
Stop by the store on Saturday, March 20 and get a new look just in time for Spring!
Get a free makeover!
Delight in the Tres Chic collection from ic!berlin
Check out the newest sunglasses from Kaenon and Ray-Ban!

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Filed under: Lafont, NEWS!

They DO make them like they used to!

Written by on March 8th 2010

Lafont has been decorating the faces of myopes, hyperopes, and presbyopes for over 80 years! Lafont eyewear has a beautiful and timeless style and to celebrate that fact, they’ve brought back several of their classic designs as part of the Lafont reedition line.
I just couldn’t contain my joy at the constant arrival of more and more Lafont reedition frames at Eye Spy. I was so enamored, I had to write a poem, I hope Elizabeth Barret Browning doesn’t mind:

Oh, Lafont Reedition, how do I love thee, let me count the ways
I love thee to the keyhole bridge and generous lens height

My soul can see, I never feel without sight

For the eyes you provide such grace

I love thee ‘cuz you balance out my big, round face

I need you morning, noon, and night

I love thee freely, I know you’re all right

I love thee purely, your sunglasses protect from uv rays

I love thee for your style and practical use

You give me no grief, you’re the bee’s knees

Oh boy, Lafont reedition frame I hope I don’t lose

My nifty cat-eye glasses, we go together like wine and cheese

You handmade objects of well-crafted design, it’s you I choose.
Lafont reedition frames, I’ll take one in each color, please

Eye Spy is having a makeover party and sunglass show!
Stop by the store on Saturday, March 20 and get a new look just in time for Spring!
Get a free makeover!
Delight in the Tres Chic collection from ic!berlin
Check out the newest sunglasses from Kaenon and Ray-Ban!\

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on March 8th 2010

This week, our Customer of the Week is a longtime Eye Spy friend and customer, Sheila!

Sheila has been wearing round glasses for a while, and she looks goooood in round glasses! But, this time, she decided it was time to mix things up. So, hello Francis Klein eyewear! This purple cat-eye frame looks ***amazing*** on Sheila! We love the new look!
Ch-ch-ch-changes!
Congratulations, Sheila! You’re our Customer of the Week!

Eye Spy is having a makeover party and sunglass show!
Stop by the store on Saturday, March 20 and get a new look just in time for Spring!
Get a free makeover!
Delight in the Tres Chic collection from ic!berlin
Check out the newest sunglasses from Kaenon and Ray-Ban!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Lafont

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on February 28th 2010

This week, our Customer of the Week is ERWIN GARCIA!!!!

Erwin has been a friend, though not a customer, of Eye Spy for a couple of years now. You see, he is our reliable and friendly UPS guy! One day, Erwin walked in and said, “I want glasses!”And we just knew that this brand new Lafont frame would be perfect. Erwin bought this Lafont just days after it arrived at the store!


Hooray, Erwin! You’re our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Eye Spy is having a makeover party and sunglass show!
Stop by the store on Saturday, March 20 and get a new look just in time for Spring!
Get a free makeover!
Check out the newest sunglasses from Kaenon and Ray-Ban!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on February 14th 2010

I am often asked, “How do you choose the Customer of the Week?”

The answer is a complicated formula that looks kind of like this:
But without the 1.
This week, our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK is Marny!!!
Marny loved the shape of this Theo frame, but wasn’t sure about the colors that we had in the store. No problem, we were able to go online and access the Theo frame catalogue where we could show Marny the many (many many) colors available for this frame. We chose two colors and ordered the frames in so Marny could try them on before making a final decision on her awesome new specs!
It’s like Goldilocks, but with eyeglasses. Because this frame is JUST RIGHT
Congratulations, Marny! You’re our Customer of the Week!
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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on February 9th 2010

Our Customer of the Week this week is LINUS!

Linus has been a *great* customer at Eye Spy for several years now; he has great taste and we loved helping him choose a new look! Linus found this SUPER COOL Anne et Valentin frame. It’s so modern and cool, it’s a great contrast to the retro Lafont frame that he used to wear!

Top That! Top That! Now why would you ever wanna go and try to top that?!

Congratulations, Linus! You’re our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

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Filed under: Kawasaki

They call me "fly" because I dance on the walls

Written by on January 12th 2010

I’ve been meaning to share this for a while, months actually! Over the summer, Alissa and Mary H went to a lecture by Kazuo Kawasaki, the man behind Kawasaki frames.

Kazuo Kawasaki is one of the most interesting people I have had the pleasure to meet. His ideas and inventions are innovative and beautiful and reach far beyond eyewear. He has designed an artificial heart, a wheelchair, and way to efficiently distribute immunization vaccines. He does all of this with one eye on the functionality of the product and one eye on the aesthetics. It was a fascinating lecture and I’m still thinking about it all these months later.


At Eye Spy, we love Kawasaki frames because they are lightweight, durable and customizable. You can pick your shape, size and color of the frame…and lenses. Kawasaki-san also revealed the concept of the hinge…a re-bent paperclip! Very cool, and very simple. It works quite well.

We also wanted to post this picture of Alissa, Mary H, and Kazuo Kawasaki. Go ahead, get jealous…

1, 2, 3, AWESOME!

Yes we did! It’s time for Eye Spy’s January Sale!!!! Whoo!!!

We have frames at 25% off, 50% off, and 75% off the original price! AND, we have a ton of Anne et Valentin frames and IC! Berlin frames that we received especially for the sale at 40% to 50% off their original prices…unbelievable.

We do this because we love you so much.

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, KIDS!, Swissflex

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on January 10th 2010

Hooray! Our Customer of the Week this week is BILLY! Whoo!

This is Billy’s first pair of glasses and, wow, do they look cool! The best part about these Swissflex Kids frames is that Billy could choose the color and shape of the frame, it was like he was designing his own frame from scratch! That’s why so many kids love Swissflex frames!

Those glasses look good enough to eat! Chomp! Chomp!

Congratulations, Billy, your new Swissflex frames look awesome **and** you’re the Customer of the Week! Way to go!

Yes we did! It’s time for Eye Spy’s January Sale!!!! Whoo!!!

We have frames at 25% off, 50% off, and 75% off the original price! We also have some frames marked at $75!!!!! AND, we have a ton of Anne et Valentin frames and IC! Berlin frames that we received especially for the sale at 40% to 50% off their original prices…unbelievable.

We do this because we love you so much.

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

NEW YEAR, NEW CUSTOMERS OF THE WEEK!

Written by on January 5th 2010
Happy New Year!

We are so over the moon about all of the awesome frames in the store right now that we are celebrating by naming TWO Customers of the Week!

First, we want to highlight CARYN! Caryn chose this beautiful Anne et Valentin frame in red and tortoise. We love the way Anne et Valentin frames are so bright and fun! Check ‘em out!

This expression says, “I know. I’m awesome.”

Now, check out these sparkly BLUE Francis Klein frames on Caitlin. Caitlin has been a customer of Eye Spy for a while, so when we found out she was on her way in to the store to check out new frames, we knew before she even walked in the door that this Francis Klein frame was the frame for her. We love when we are able to picture a longtime customer and the frame that would be a perfect new look. Caitlin is moving to Japan soon, good luck Caitlin! We’re sure, in these sparkly blue specs, you’ll be the toast of Japan!

Blue + rhinestones = win.

Wow! What an awesome way to start a new year! RED Anne et Valentins and BLUE Francis Kleins! 2010, you’re looking gooood!

Yes we did! It’s time for Eye Spy’s January Sale!!!! Whoo!!!

We have frames at 25% off, 50% off, and 75% off the original price! We also have some frames marked at $75!!!!! AND, we’re expecting a ton of Anne et Valentin frames, direct from France, any day now!!! Those frames will be 50% off their original prices!!!

We do this because we love you so much.

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