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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK

Written by on June 27th 2013

Say hello to our Customer of the Week: Debbie!!

Debbie is sporting the super hot Theo Huitante+ Sept. With their awesome pink and orange sherbet color, these frames are perfect for Debbie’s summer look!!

Debbie travelled to Eye Spy from the western suburbs in order to find glasses that she could not find anywhere else! And…it just so happened that our fabulous Theo eyewear rep was in-store when Debbie stopped in. As a result, Debbie got to try-on tons of colors and shapes. We have three color combinations of this frame in-stock, but Debbie fell in love with this color…so we ordered it for her and received it in two weeks. It takes time to get frames from Belgium!

Congratulations on your Customer of the Week status Debbie!!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, FASHION!, Mykita, Theo, Unique Frame Lines

HipSters NeEd FrAmes ToO!

Written by on June 16th 2013

The Hipster. The fashion figure that against it’s own will has become mainstream. Being TOO cool is, unfortunately, what made hipsters cool.

They are ID’ed by their tight t-shirts meant to look like they came from the Salvation Army (but were actually purchased from an over-priced corporate-driven sale rack), painted-on skinny jeans, grandpa’s sweater, and a knit beanie worn in -9° or 90° weather.
But let us not forget the ultimate hipster accessory….

The Hipster Glasses.

The only requirement really for the hipster frame is that it be over-sized, holding no real prescription. They are predominantly there to complete the “look” of uncool coolness.These are the kinds of glasses we wore back in the day that would get us beaten up or stolen and thrown out the school bus window.  These dork-a-licious frames have risen from the ashes like a phoenix and are in higher demand than any other style. WHO-DA THUNK?!

You can’t TRULY be a hipster if you’ve got the same glasses as the hipster standing next you smoking an herbal cigarette,  listening to music you’ve never heard, outside a bar that no one else goes to. SO we’ve decided to put together a lookbook for all the folks out there, hipster or otherwise, that can show you how to portray the type of hipster you are, will be, or always have been.

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

Customers of the Week!

Written by on June 13th 2013

Check out our customers of the week Patrick and Jessica! This sweet couple came in for an updated look. What do you think? We are in love with Jessica’s big smile…and her Anne et Valentin Elevate frame. Patrick loves very handsome in his Theo Huitante+3 in brown and green. Go green frames!!

Jessica took a small hiatus from Eye Spy,  got lenses somewhere else and had trouble adjusting to the lenses:-( She knows she is sensitive to small changes in her prescription…just like many artists, engineers,  designers and other detail-oriented folks!  When she put on her new Anne et Valentin frames from Eye Spy, we tweaked the adjustment and she said that they felt great…and that made *us* feel real good:-)

The fact is, there are hundreds of lens designs for opticians to choose from….and choosing the correct lens design is paramount to adapting quickly to your new glasses!! After looking at your prescription, frame choice and asking some lifestyle, adaptation, and usage questions, the certified opticians at Eye Spy decide on the very best lens design…just for you!!

Many opticians do not ask these questions, and do not have the access or training to use the newer technically-advanced that we like to use. It takes a bit more time, but it is worth the time and energy to select the perfect lens design for each customer…especially when we are talking about progressive lens design! We prefer to use lenses from Hoya and Shamir, but we have access to every single lens on the market.

Jessica and Patrick came in for the Mom’s the Word Trunk Show, got a free massage and picked out these sweet glasses! Congrats to our customers of the week!

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Filed under: Anni Shades, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

Customer of the Week!

Written by on May 17th 2013

Lately it seems we have people traveling from all over to get to us!  This week, our customer of the week came all the way from North Carolina! Allow us to introduce Christopher. He scooped up two pairs while he was in town…and sent us these pictures once he received his glasses, complete with prescription lenses from us:

Christopher in his Anni Shades

Both pairs are such different looks that Christopher could not choose…and neither could we! Thanks for making the journey to us, and being our customer of the week Christopher.  Check out the detail on these beauties:

Theo Abricot Frame!

 Anni Shades Kohen Burlwood

 

 

 

 

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Filed under: EVENTS!, Theo

We love Theo Trunk Show…in June!

Written by on May 15th 2013

In case you have not already realized it, we love Theo! Theo was the first line of eyewear that the Queen of Specs fell in love with over 15 years ago. It was true love.

Every spring and fall, our fabuolus eyewear lines introduce new collections at the trade shows in Milan and Paris. We go to these shows to see the newest of the new…and now it is your turn to see the new Theo collection…in Chicago, which is a lot closer, but maybe not as fun;-)

Join us at our Theo Trunk Show on Thursday, June 20th from 1-7 PM  to see why we are in love….

Theo Trunk show on June 20th

Here are a few reasons:

 The L’eau Series (Water Series)

The Painters Series

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein, Theo

Customer Of The Week

Written by on May 2nd 2013

We’re starting the month of May off with a triple threat Customer(s) Of The Week. Meet Catherine, Linda, and Joan!!! These three ladies are a blast…can you tell?! All three ladies stopped in right before their group trip to SPAIN! Donning these WILD Theo’s and a classy Francis Klein, they are definitely ready for some jetsetting.

I wonder how you say “simply spectacular specs” in Spanish. :-)

Here’s a closer look at their frames:

Theo Georgian

Theo Huitante+4

Francis Klein Dante

 

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK

Written by on April 21st 2013

Introducing our Customer of the Week: Penny!

Penny has definitely earned COTW with this fabulous photo, sporting these awesome Theo James 6 frames.  In a world full of squares, she is definitely rocking the round specs like a pro!

As you can tell from Penny’s yellow parka, she braved the floods and rain last Thursday to pick up her new glasses. She told us that she loves them so much that she does not want to take them off…even when she goes to sleep!! Now *that* is a glowing review:-)

The James series is a series of frames that Theo’s designer James Van Vossel releases twice a year….and they all have unusual bridges! James noticed that the nosepiece is often quite visible, and he prefers a pure form, without ‘extra weight’. He wanted to design a pair of glasses with integrated nose pads, so without adding anything to the frame. James went to work in his atelier and by trial and error he found a way. Out of one thin metal plate he cut a shape in which he already provided a nosepiece. He then bent the nosepiece backwards. By doing so, there is no frame between the lens and the nose….and you get a design that misses a ‘corner’. While he was experimenting he made a round model, James 6, and a more angular shaped frame, James 5.

Here is a close-up of the James 6, so you can see the bridge detail:


Penny has quite the collection of spectacular eyewear from Eye Spy. Then again its hard NOT to stay trendy when the Queen of Specs herself is part of your family!

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Filed under: NEWS!, Theo

The New Theo Collection is Here Until Sunday!

Written by on March 23rd 2013

As usual, we almost fainted when we saw the new Theo collection at the Milan eyewear tradeshow. And then we almost fainted *again* when our Theo sales rep, Julie, told us she would lend us her sample cases this weekend!!

So, get ready Chicago…and get yourself into Eye Spy this Saturday and Sunday the 23th &24th of March before Julie picks up the cases and starts traveling around the country to select stores to show off the beauties!

Trust us. You won’t be sorry. We are open Saturday from 10-6 PM and Sunday from 12-5 PM. And if you don’t believe us, take a peek at these photos…..

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Written by on March 19th 2013

It’s that time again. Yup, you guessed it…Customer of the Week time! Allow us to introduce Chris….a.k.a Blitz Linster from the Polkaholics!! He is pretty hilarious, and has been a customer of ours since 2009.

Chris in his Theo Capone

Chris came in looking for a change and boy o’ boy did he get one! Chris went from a simple silver stainless steel IC Berlin frame to this handsome Theo Capone frame.

It’s a beautiful matte black plastic frame that he clearly loves! Thanks for being so awesome, Chris, and for being our customer of the week! Check out Chris and the Polkaholics, if you know what is good for you!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

Customer of the Week!

Written by on February 18th 2013

Our customer of the week is John! He is super excited about his new Theo  Cinquante+4 frames. John even got a referral discount because a current customer suggested that he go to Eye Spy…and he did:-)

We had so much fun helping John pick out this frame. (Check it out up close below) Thanks for being the customer of the week!

 

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