Tag Archives: colorful

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


Written by on December 31st 2012

Check out our new friend Gina. She is rock’in it, in her brand sparkly new Francis Klein Help frames! Gina fell in love with these frames, came back to visit them weekly, now they are finally hers!

Gina is going to be the coolest instructor on campus. Who wouldn’t love an art history lecture with this lady? Just to add some bonus cool points, she also is a roller derby skater! Congrats on being our customer of the week Gina! You look so awesome in your new Francis Klein Help glasses!

Check out the sweet details on this frame. Cat-eye-ed and sparkly what more do you want?

Note: These lovely Francis Klein frames can be custom ordered in a seemingly endless variety of colors and decor.


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


Written by on November 26th 2012

Our customers of the week are this adorable couple, Pamela and Mark! Check out how awesome they look in their new snazzy glasses. Pamela is wearing the brand new Theo Fourteen frames, and Mark is styling in his Lafont Albert frames!

Both Pamela and Mark have been loyal Eye Spy customers for 10 years! They are both long-time fans of Theo and Lafont…and like to get one conservative pair and one funky pair. It’s nice to have a wardrobe of glasses for different occasions:-) Not only does this couple look great, but they are really lovely people. Congrats on being our customers of the week! 

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, 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: NEWS!

Winter Wonderland!

Written by on December 3rd 2009

At Eye Spy, we love winter!

OK, we don’t love the low temperatures or the slushy, wet snow, or the delayed buses and head colds.

We DO love hot chocolate that somehow tastes sooo much better when it’s cold outside!
And we really love cozy sweaters and scarves.

And wow-oh-wow, do we love to decorate the store and make it a Winter Wonderland inside and out!

Inside, we have a new eyewear line, Claire Goldsmith, direct from jolly old England. We also have a TON of new Eyebobs readers and bucketloads of new Theo frames, Anne et Valentin frames, Francis Klein frames, and Lafont frames.

Outside, we’ve put up sparkling lights in the window so that, even when it snows, you’ll be able to find Eye Spy’s shining lights on Lincoln Ave.

Doesn’t it just look so warm and cozy in there?

We put up our favorite window decorations, included a section for Christmas with little elves an ornaments and a Chanukah section with a menorah handmade by our own Queen of Specs!

We’ve made the store a cozy and warm place to hang out and get out of the cold while you’re looking for new glasses to go with your winter wardrobe.

Stop by and say hello!

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: 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: 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.




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!



Party animals.

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


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


Written by on September 2nd 2009

Our Customer of the Week this week is Bonnie!

I mean, come on, how could we not? Look at how awesome she is in these Anne et Valentin frames! Bonnie traveled all the way from Hyde Park to get her new eyeglasses at Eye Spy and boy are we glad she did! Not only does Bonnie have awesome taste (she still has her eye on a gorgeous pair of Theo frames), but she also has a kick-butt personality.

Congratulations, Bonnie! You look smokin’ in your new Anne et Valentin glasses! Yow!

Ch-ch-check it out! The Button-o-Matic is coming to Eye Spy! For the month of September the Butto-o-Matic machine will be dispensing its limited-edition series of 24-karat gold buttons at Eye Spy! We will be having a celebration on Saturday, September 12 from 12-5pm… with Beer, Bagels, and a make-your-own Button Machine!


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Written by on August 2nd 2009

Our Customer of the Week! this week is LINDA!!!

Linda found these *amazing* blue Ray-Bans when she was in the store to pick up her brand new Theo frames! We love the way the bright blue frame goes with her fun and bright personality! We’re so excited to have Ray-Ban sunglasses in the store, even though we’ve had them for a year, they feel like family already.

Ain’t nothing wrong with feeling kind of blue.

So, congratulations Linda! On your new Theo frames and on your new *Bright Blue* Ray-Bans sunglasses!

Sad that summer is almost over? Don’t sweat it! There are still plenty of sunny days left! Eye Spy is celebrating these last days of summer with a Sunglass Sale! That’s right, we’ve putting almost all of our sunglass stock on sale! We’ve also ordered frames from three of our favorite designers, just for the month of August! Come on in any time between August 1 and August 31 and get yourself a snazzy new pair of sun specs for 10, 20, 50% off!!!


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Filed under: NEWS!

The Specs Therapist is Back!!!

Written by on July 19th 2009

Hey Eye Spy friends!

Specs Therapist (Mary Hamilton) here. I’ve been away from Eye Spy for the last two weeks for a cross-country literary tour (The Dollar Store Tour) sponsored by Chicago’s own Featherproof Books. We went to 11 cities in 14 days and I can tell you that everywhere I went I saw Spectacular Specs! I saw Lafonts in New Orleans and I spotted a pair of bright green Theos in Baltimore among many other bright and funky frames.

Rockin’ blue specs in Nashville!

The trip was great, but I missed Eye Spy! The first thing I did was take a walk around the store and coo over all of the new frames that arrived while I was away, I can’t wait to see them on all of you!

It’s good to be back.


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