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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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Filed under: Claire Goldsmith, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on December 21st 2009

This week our Customer of the Week! is ANNIE!!!

Annie’s brother is a long-time customer of Eye Spy and he sent his sister to us for some brand new specs. Annie walked in the door and said “I want awesome new glasses.” She had us at “awesome.”

Immediately, we knew the perfect frame for her. After trying on a few super-fun frames, including a purple Anne et Valentin frame that came in a close second, Annie’s heart returned to these Claire Goldsmith frames–it was fate!

This is the first frame she tried on, and boy, does she look great! We’ve got to pat ourselves on the back for this one, sometimes a person walks in the store and we get all Matchmaker Matchmaker and we just know that one frame in the store that belongs with a particular person. It’s like Cupid’s arrows all over the place in here.

Love at first Sight!

We just love how these Claire Goldsmith frames are so big and fun, but the first thing you see in this photo are Annie’s bright blue eyes and welcome smile!

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

Too many flex dollars, not enough time? At Eye Spy, we accept flex dollars and will make sure that you find quality handmade glasses as well as the best possible lenses for your prescription. Just ask and we’ll be happy to help you find an *awesome* new pair of specs!

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Filed under: IC Berlin, NEWS!

Getting to know you….

Written by on December 14th 2009

Check out this cool article about Ralph Anderl, managing director of ic! berlin

Hey Ralph, what’s up?

It’s pretty nifty to read the story behind the company. Ralph is the guy to thank when you accidentally sit on, run over, step on, or sleep in your ic! berlins—and they don’t break!
Now I do, yes, thank you very much!



Too many flex dollars, not enough time? At Eye Spy, we accept flex dollars and will make sure that you find quality handmade glasses as well as the best possible lenses for your prescription. Just ask and we’ll be happy to help you find an *awesome* new pair of specs!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on December 12th 2009

Congratulations to PAUL, our Customer of the Week!

Paul read about Eye Spy in the Chicago Reader, where we were named in the Best of Chicago 2009 issue! Let me tell you, it was a blast helping Paul choose some new frames. When he tried on these Theo frames, we all knew they were the ones!

It was love at first sight!

Way to go Paul, your new Theo frames look amazing and you’re our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Too many flex dollars, not enough time? At Eye Spy, we accept flex dollars and will make sure that you find quality handmade glasses as well as the best possible lenses for your prescription. Just ask and we’ll be happy to help you find an *awesome* new pair of specs!

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

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on December 8th 2009

Congratulations to our Customer of the Week, Deborah!!!

Deborah has been a customer at Eye Spy for several years now. We always love when she stops by the store because not only is she super-nice, she also loves fun glasses! Deborah looks especially awesome in Anne et Valentin frames. Check out this purple and brown cat-eye frame!

Anne et Valentin frames are the cat’s meow.

Way to go, Deborah! You’re our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Too many flex dollars, not enough time? At Eye Spy, we accept flex dollars and will make sure that you find quality handmade glasses as well as the best possible lenses for your prescription. Just ask and we’ll be happy to help you find an *awesome* new pair of specs!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on December 1st 2009

WHOO! It’s that time again! What time? Time to crown a new CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

This week, we chose DAVID!

David already had two frames from Eye Spy when he stopped in to check out some new styles. Lucky for him we had a gaggle of Theo Frames in the store and couldn’t wait to see him in these *amazing* blue (and brown!) Theos!

Hey, waitaminute, where’s the brown? Well that’s the best part of this frame (okay, 2nd best, the best is how BLUE this Theo frame makes David’s eyes look!). The front of the frame is this lovely slate blue, but the top is chocolate brown!

It’s always nice to find frames with personality.

David also chose to wear with the Hoya ID lens, which is a progressive lens that gives the wearer a wider field of vision. So walking up stairs won’t make him feel like he’s inside of some carnival trick house. Now, in his new Theo frames, he’ll have a smooth look, aesthetically and functionally.

Way to go David! You’re our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

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Filed under: Lafont, NEWS!, Theo

Giving Thanks

Written by on November 26th 2009

Here at Eye Spy, we have a lot to be thankful for: awesome eyeglasses that surround us all day long, a funky and colorful work environment, and Dinkel’s right across the street!

But, today, what we are most thankful for are the awesome awesome customers–you are all so much fun to have around!

You make our hearts go ZING!

What we are second most thankful for are the new frames that have been arriving all week!

First, the Theo invasion:

Theo’s classic metal style that we all know and looooove.

And new Theo plastics! Absence does make the heart grow fonder!
It’s been a while since Theo has made plastic frames and, yow, are we happy they’re back!

Then, we received the Lafont frames for our Trunk Show this weekend! The frames will only be here for the weekend, so if you want to see hundreds of Lafonts in dozens of colors, put on you hat and gloves and come over to Eye Spy! (Pssst…The Lafont trunk show will be on Saturday, November 28, from 11-5pm.)

ooooooh. ahhhhhh.

Look at all the kids frames we’ll have in the store this weekend!
(This is maybe one fifth of the kids frames we’ll have for the trunk show!!!)

So much to love…..

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Lafont

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on November 22nd 2009

This week, we found the CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK in our own office! KARLA is our bookkeeper and a great friend. She has an amazing wardrobe of glasses including Francis Klein and Anne et Valentin, but maybe our favorite frame of all is this LAFONT frame…in leopard!!!


We heart Karla! She’s one of the most stylin’ ladies around!

The LAFONT Trunk Show is here! Every Saturday in November we have hosted trunk shows. We are ending the our month-long celebration of new styles with a Lafont trunk show on November 28. We will have the full collection including new styles you’ve never seen before…for one day only!!! For once, you’ll be looking forward to November in Chicago!

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Filed under: Francis Klein, NEWS!

The Francis Kleins have landed!!!

Written by on November 21st 2009

The Francis Kleins have landed just in time for our FRANCIS KLEIN/IC! BERLIN trunk show, TODAY, Saturday, November 21 from 11-5 PM!

We received 100 new Francis Klein frames! Here are a few of the new styles…

They come in peace and style.

Sunglasses?
Check!

Rhinestones?
Check!

Gorgeous?
CHECK!

We are sooo excited to have these new frames in our store just in time for the show, but we’re maybe possibly, ok totally and completely super-excited to have over 70 of these frames direct from France just for the weekend, just for the show, just for Eye Spy!

Stop by this weekend and see how the store will be swallowed by Francis Klein rhinestones and ic! berlin stainless steel wonder!!!

Let Ralph tell you all about it.

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Filed under: Claire Goldsmith, NEWS!

There’s a new lady in town…

Written by on November 17th 2009

Last week, we welcomed a new gal to the shop, CLAIRE GOLDSMITH, a new eyewear line out of England! We ordered 18 new frames from the inaugural Claire Goldsmith collection and, Blimey! They sure are sassy!

Fresh!

Radical!

Party animals.

Wow, these new Claire Goldsmith frames have really brought the cool to Eye Spy!

Brilliant!

The November Trunk Shows are here! Every Saturday in November we are hosting a trunk show…including IC! Berlin (November 21), Francis Klein (November 21), and Lafont (November 28). We will have the full collections including new styles you’ve never seen before…for one day only!!! For once, you’ll be looking forward to November in Chicago!

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