Archive for 'Theo'

Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, RES/REI, Theo

Customer Of The Week…Couples Edition!

Written by on March 2nd 2015

Introducing our Customers Of The Week…Ellen and Denny!

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Ellen and Denny love unique handmade eyewear so much that they braved the midwest winter weather and travelled all the way from Kalamzoo, MI not once but twice to get their hands on their new specs!

Denny picked up a handsome pair of ResRei Ottone Frames.

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They are comfortable and the two-tone color make them an easy pair of specs to wear everyday.

Ellen was a little more adventerous with her choice…

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and went home with a bright red pair of Theo Tijl frames. They are a bold statement that look fantastic on Ellen, but she didn’t stop there…

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Ellen added a bright yellow custom sun-clip by our favorite sun-clip designer, CustomEyes.  The yellow looks so great with the red frame, that everyone here at EyeSpyOptical are dreaming about getting sun-clips for our wn frames!

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I hope Ellen and Denny are ready for people to stop them on the street, because they looks amazing in their new specs!

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Filed under: Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Theo

Customer Of The Week!!!

Written by on February 15th 2015

Welcome Michele to the Customer Of The Week Club!!!

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Keeping it cool and casual in her Theo Mille+4 Cat Eyes.

Michele walked into Eye Spy and knew what she wanted. Two new frames – one black, one white or clear.  Michelle is the kind of woman who knows what she wants…and she got it with the help of our very own Specs Wrangler, Patsy.

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The first pair Patsy pulled out was a gorgeous pair of matte black Theo Mille+4 frames.  Not only were they a perfect fit, but they matched Michele’s laid-back-rocker-with-a-bit-of-an-edge look. Mille+4’s rounded edges and soft matte-black texture make this anything but your average black frame.

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The second frame, Gigi by Caroline Abram, is a little dressier with its pretty gold metal details. The modern angles really accentuate Michele’s cheek bones and the larger lenses show off her eyes. Michele can wear these for a night out on the town, or with jeans and a t-shirt for a more casual look.

We love what Michele decided to get and can’t to see what she chooses next time!

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Filed under: Shop Local. Shop Lincoln, Theo

Shop Local. Shop Lincoln: Buliding Blocks!

Written by on February 13th 2015

In order to highlight our fellow independent small business owners on our stretch of Lincoln Ave., we asked our photographer, Dave Rentauskus, to take portraits of our comrades in our spectacular specs….along with a few shots of their shops.

Katherine McHenry, owner of Building Blocks

Katherine is wearing a pair of playful and flirty fluorescent red Theo Mille +26 frames. After modelling these frames for us, she decided that she loved them…and purchased them!!

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Katherine, a self proclaimed “educator-wannabe, play ambassador and retail aficionado” opened her store in 1996. This wasn’t her first business though, she got her start at 9 selling candy out of her apartment in Queens, NY.  She dabbled in retail for a while and worked in accounting, but it wasn’t until she opened Building Blocks that she really found her passion. “Serving families with educational, developmental and play-based products” is what really floats Katherine’s boat.

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Fun Facts About Katherine:

How long have you been in business? 18 years

Who was your teenage celebrity crush?  Rob Lowe

If you could be any animal, what would it be? A bird

Are you Right or Left handed?: Right handed

What color are your eyes? Brown

Where did you grow up? Queens, NY

What hood do you live in? West Edgewater

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Katherine is a busy woman.  She not only has two stores,  she opened the Wicker Park location in 2008, but she also is a mom.  Tai and Linh keep her on her toes and get to test drive all the best toys!

Make sure you stop in the next time you need a toy for a little person in your life.  Katherine will be happy to help you.

Building Blocks * 3306 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Il 60657 * 773-525-6200

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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!

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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, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Theo, Unique Frame Lines

What’s that you say? Two Customers of the Week?

Written by on December 31st 2014

Yes!  Mark & Jill and their fantastic technicolor frames are here for Customer of the Week!

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Mark in his Theo’s and Jill in her limited edition Anne Et Valentin sunnies.

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Customized CustomEyes Sun Clip!

Mark, a die-hard Anne Et Valentin fan, was convinced to try something a little different this go around – he is a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to fantastic frames, as he has been a customer for over 10 years!

And oh boy! He was happy when he put on his new green Theo Aramis frames with custom-made sun clips by CustomEyes. As you can imagine, Jill couldn’t let Mark be the only one in the family getting new eyewear!! She chose an Anne et Valentin limited-edition sunglass to protect her eyes….and look great, of course!!

Mark and Jill are a great match. They both have a creative eye and an adventurous spirit!  Just ask them about their recent cycling trip through Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.  We want to see some pictures!

 

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Mykita, Theo

Customer Of The Week!

Written by on November 7th 2014

Introducing our newest memeber of the Eye Spy Customer of the Week Club…Puneet!

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Mykita for everday.

Puneet spends most of his day sitting in front of a computer…I am sure most of us can relate. He decided to take advantage of our Two Pair Discount and pick up a  pair of glasses for everyday wear and a second pair with a computer prescription to wear at work. Luckily, Puneet has great taste and choosing two pairs was easy.

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Mykita are flexible and durable AND they feature a hinge without screws, so he won’t have to worry about coming in for adjustments.

And Theo's for work

And Theo’s for work

His Theo Dore’s are clean and modern looking and perfect for wearing around the office.

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 I know…you are wondering ‘What’s this dicount thing all about?’ Well, let me fill you in: Buy two  complete pairs with single vision lenses and save $75 OR buy two complete pairs with progressive lenses and save $125!!  

 

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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!, Theo

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on August 7th 2014

Hey Peeps! It’s that time of the week again, meet Sophia our jazzy new Customer of the Week! She’s frame twins with Alissa, the Queen of Specs! Sophia really wanted to jazz it up with her new frames, and she made a bold choice going from a rimless frame to these Theo Mille+25 frames.  She pulls it off so well, we are so glad she took the leap!!!!

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Thanks for being so brave Sophia!!! Oh, and for being our Customer of the Week!

Check out the Queen of Specs in her Theo Mille+25 frames. Alissa’s frames are fluorescent pink! What else would she choose?!  Too bad we didn’t get a photo of Sophia and Alissa together:-(

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Filed under: EVENTS!, February 31st, Gentle Monster, Kaenon, Maui Jim, Oliver Goldsmith, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super, Theo, Thierry Lasry

Sunglass Sale Preview Party!!

Written by on July 22nd 2014

Join us for some mayhem on Thursday, July 31st from 3-7pm!

Y’all know that August brings our Sunglass sale. Once a year we round up all of our sunglasses, and go over-board on the discounts. We even sneak in a bunch of optical frames:-)THIERRY LASRY SALE

This year we are starting the party a day early, because turn down for what? Thursday will bring a 4 hour sneak peak at the sunglass sale along with a handful of other surprises we’ve got up our sleeves. Trust me, you WANT to know what they are. Perhaps, we will let the cat out of the bag the week of the par-tay! Maybe.

In the meantime, please allow me to temp you with some images of our lovely sunglasses and some total babes in them! We will see you Thursday, JULY 31st from 3-7pm for some snacks, booze and previews.

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

Customer of the Week!

Written by on July 9th 2014

Congratulations to Barbara!! We were almost as excited to fit Barbara with these limited edition Theo beauties as she was. Barbara kept giggling and giggling every time she put these frames on…so, of course, she had to get them:-)

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Barbara has been a simply spectacular customer since 2001!! She usually she opts for purple frames, but sometimes you’ve just got to go a bit crazy. Right?

Here is a sneak peek of the rest of the limited edition fluorescent Theos, just in case you need a pair for yourself…

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