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

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on January 24th 2012

Our Customer of the Week is Corey!

Corey scored these awesome one-of-a-kind handmade frames at our annual January Sale!  We love his geek chic look in his new Rapp frames.  The deep red shade is a neutral tone and perfect for everyday glasses.  Rapp frames are like art pieces with details such as matte finishes, unique shapes, and limited productions.

Congrats, Corey, you are our Customer of the Week!!!


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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Claire Goldsmith, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, IC Berlin, Kala, Lafont, Mykita, Rapp, Theo

So….what’s on sale, you ask?

Written by on January 6th 2012

We have over 150 pairs of specs on sale!

Some of the discounts are as follows:

50% off select Anne et Valentin, Lafont, Mykita

50% off all ic! berlin, select Theo

25% off select Theo, Mykita, Francis Klein, Kala, Rapp, Claire Goldsmith

$75 vintage frames, and a few others that haven’t sold yet;-)

We only have a sale once a year…so you better get into Eye Spy before it is too late!

The sale lasts all-month…but the good stuff goes fast! See you soon!!


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Filed under: NEWS!, Rapp

NeW Rapp FraMes!!!

Written by on November 8th 2011
Ooooh…we are so excited, our new Rapp frames are here!

24 years ago, Mel Rapp opened up a tiny dispensary at the back of his mother’s hat shop.  A crazy idea at the time, it has grown into one of the most unique and avant-garde optical shops in the world.

Rapp, a company out of Toronto, combines old-fashioned work ethics with modern technology.  Most of the frames are a combination of titanium and Italian acetate.  Only 30 sets consisting of 32 pieces are sold of each collection worldwide, so when you buy a Rapp frame…you can truly be an individual.

Aren’t they breathtaking?!

Stay tuned for a posting about the Mykita trunk show on Saturday, November 12th. Mykita frames are known for their flexible, lightweight design and patented screwless hinge concept.

We are officially open on Mondays from 11am-7pm, now through the end of January. No need for an appointment…just stop on in!!!
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Filed under: HEALTH!, Rapp

Wednesdays with Dr. Brad Newton!!!

Written by on October 8th 2011
We just can’t get enough of Dr. Newton’s sweet shirts!  How can one person have so many cool clothes?  This button-down trucker shirt is a barrel o’fun…ha:)

If there was a spokesman for Rapp, Brad would be it.  He seems to be able to rock any Rapp frame including this model “Tom”.  We love the modern take on a vintage shape.
The glasses outline the shape of his eyes, they follow his brow line and accent his retro shirt.  The honey color is great with his complexion and fair hair. 

Hmmm, I wonder what he’ll wear next?!  Find out in person by getting an exam next Wednesday…

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Rapp

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on September 11th 2011
Our Customer of the Week is Michael

Michael is sooooo excited about his new one-of-a-kind Rapp frames.  It was love at first sight mixed with fate, since the model’s name is Michael as well!  Rapp, a company out of Toronto, makes unique frames in a world of mass-production.  Twice a year, Rapp runs about 20-30 kits, and once sold…the designs are never repeated or re-manufactured.  Rapp is known for their modern, yet functional glasses.

Rock on, Michael, you are our Customer of the Week!!!

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

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on September 4th 2011
Our Customer of the Week is Cathy!!!

Cathy looks darling in her two new pair of glasses.  The Rapp frames she already picked up look so hip with the dark to light gradation and matte finish. 

Cathy can’t wait to pick up her Anne et Valentine frames.  The glasses follow her brows emphasizing her pretty eyes and the orange hue really helps the frame pop!  What fun it is to find two equally fabulous frames to switch between depending on your mood, outfit, or occasion.

Congrats, Cathy, you are our Customer of the Week!!!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Rapp

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on August 28th 2011
Karen totally rocks these vintage assymetrical glasses.  They capture her fun personality and accentuate her edgy hairstyle.  The bold red hue pops…just like her smile!

She is waiting anxiously to get a second pair of glasses by Rapp optical.  The combination of matte front with extremely crisp, defined edges are unlike the shiny rounded corners found on most acetate frames. The contrast between the flat front and pronounced forward curve of the bridge really is really flattering on Karen…

Congrats Karen, you are the Customer of the Week!!!

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Filed under: HEALTH!, Rapp

Wednesdays with Dr. Brad Newton!

Written by on August 18th 2011
Dr. Brad Newton and I stopped by our neighbors, Chicago Music Exchange, and guess who we saw?  Rob, the drum manager, wearing the Francis Klein frames he purchased at Eye Spy!  So, Brad picked up a djembe and Rob grabbed a tar hand drum and they started banging away…dum, ditty, dum, ditty, dum, dum, dum.
Dr. Newton is wearing his very own Rapp frame.  Rapp is a small company out of Toronto that hand-crafts all of their frames.  They only make 30 pairs of each model for the whole world to see (and buy!), so they are very exclusive!  Stop by while they are still  25% off, through the month of August…and don’t forget about our Sunglass (and more) Sale that ends August 31st.
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Filed under: HEALTH!, Rapp

Thursday with Dr. Karen Squier!!!

Written by on July 28th 2011
Dr. Karen Squier is filling in for for Dr. Brad Newton this week, yee haw!  Since he knew that he wasn’t going to be here, he graciously left this awesome fringed shirt for Karen to wear for the Shirt of the Week….and apparently, Dr. Brad wore this shirt on-stage when he performed with Dolly Parton at Allstate Arena (formerly known as Rosemont Horizon)!!
This shirt is super unique, so we combined it with these one-of-a-kind Rapp frames.  She is so excited to be sporting these gorgeous purple striated cat-eye glasses. 
Dr. Newton is normally in on Wednesdays and Dr. Squier is on Saturdays.  Don’t forget to stop in for your annual eye exam and check in every Wednesday for our Shirt of the Week!!!
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Filed under: Rapp

Owner picks: The Rapp Edna

Written by on November 14th 2010

This week the Queen of Specs herself has a frame to fawn over. She has chosen the Rapp Edna as her pick of the week!

She likes that it is a crazy one-of-a-kind frame with a soft pink color that has a nifty fade.

The Edna is part of Rapp’s Drag Queen Series. While they typically only make 30 sets of their collection to send to 30 lucky stores (Eye Spy included!), for the Drag Queen series, they only made one set. Which means that this frame really is an individual.
The Queen of Specs likes that this frame is hand cut and finished in North America.
She also likes that the Edna is chunky on the front and has lightweight titanium temples.

We are giddy with anticipation for our trunk shows every Saturday in November, which will feature all of the new frames from our favorite lines! Hundreds of new frames, in every style and color imaginable…we’re getting dizzy just thinking about it! Come in next weekend for the LAFONT Trunk Show on Saturday, November 20 from 11-5!

And if, during the month of November, you bring canned food for donation to Lakeview Pantry, we will take $25 off your complete Rx eyewear purchase.

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