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

Customer Of The Week!!!

Written by on June 24th 2014

It’s a family affair! This trio was just too cute, so we made all three of them the Customers of the Week!!
Meet Kathy, Curt, and their little bruiser, Wil!

Curt has been coming to Eye Spy for frames for some time now. He’s gathered quite the collection of Anne et Valentin frames. His “Factory Eight” frames (pictured here) are his most recent addition. Since Curt developed such an appreciation for the designer, it was only natural that Kathy would end up being just as inspired!

When the family came in to pick up Curt’s glasses, our Anne at Valentin trunk show just happened to be in full swing at Eye Spy. Kathy hadn’t purchased glasses in years, but fell in love with the “Lou” frame in chocolate brown with pink accents. She decided that she needed to look as good as her husband, but needed a very comfortable frame. This titanium frame fit the bill…and will stand up to the wear and tear that certain toddlers can impose on glasses;-)

A special honorable mention goes to the little guy, sporting his super fly Julbo sunglasses. Maybe when he’s all grown up, he’ll join the ranks and carry on the Anne et Valentin frame tradition!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Gentle Monster


Written by on May 25th 2014

Drumroll please, for our new Customer of the Week: Karen!!!!

Oh, Karen. Where to begin with Karen. She is a free spirit and quite the character. But she and our Specs Wrangler, Patsy, are sort of kindred spirits. So it was easy for  the two of them to  vibe and find some specs that were suitable for Karen’s style and flair.

Karen has a ton of Eye Spy specs, but she recently fell in love with these Gentle Monster “Furrow” sunnies. She’s a self proclaimed hippie chick, so these John Lennon-esque round sunglasses are PERFECT for her boho summertime look.
Oh and did I mention Karen is a local artist who does beatuful, sculptures and mosaics!? She’s also the Founder and Executive Director at The Chicago Mosaic School!! Click the link to get more info on the school and the classes they offer. (Trust us…Karen’s the kind of teacher you wanna have.)

Congrats Karen on your new cool sunnies and being chosen as Customer of the Week!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Mykita


Written by on December 31st 2013

We’re starting the new year off right with a new Customer of the Week! Introducing:  Jamie!!

These canary yellow and white MykitaShirley” frames are part of Mykita’s NEW 2014 collection, so we had to special order these bad boys just for Jamie! Ironically enough, Jamie typically goes for our more funky lines (i.e. Theo & Anne et Valentin)….but her husband has been trying to get her in a pair of conservative Mykita frames for a while. Whelp…Mykita came through and brought the funkiness with these bi-colored beauties and VOILÀ!! Common ground was found!

We love everything about these frames and of course Jamie makes these look even more beautiful. You can check out this frame in other colors on Mykita’s website. Just click the link above!


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Written by on July 14th 2013

HEAR YE, HEAR YE!! Announcing the Customer of the Week for the 3rd week of July: Tony!! 

Tony is kind of a favorite around Eye Spy. He’s got great taste and style when it comes to frames and tends to indulge in the boldest looks. This time around he’s rocking the BRAND NEW Theo James 8 in this electric turquoise, hot off the trunk show shelf!!! Rock on, good sir. ROCK.ON.

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Filed under: NEWS!, Unique Frame Lines

New Year. New Line. Welcome RVS by V.

Written by on January 15th 2013

We are so pumped to welcome RVS by V into our little Eye Spy family of awesome  eyewear. RVS  is a line unlike any other, and the very first eyewear company to be based out of Istanbul, Turkey. The line started in 2006 and is going strong with a beautiful selection of matte  colors. Each frame is hand made and fits right in to their vision for “quality eyewear built to last a lifetime.”

Vidal Erkohen, founder of RVS, started in eyewear by supplying eyewear boutiques, runway shows and some celebrities with vintage eyewear. Erkohen then founded RVS with the goal of bringing back the originality and quality of vintage eyewear.

We are over the moon with his collection and the wide range of matte colors the frames come in! Here is just a few samples of what our new line looks like.

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Written by on December 27th 2009

Let’s all jump for joy and congratulate DON, our Customer of the Week!!! Yaaaay!

Don came to our ic! berlin trunk show in November. After trying on some awesome frames, he decided to trust the professional opinion (and years of experience) of Serina and chose this Terrific ic! berlin frame… in BLUE!

ic! berlin, just started making frames in this color and Don was right there, ready to be one of the first to start wearing this incredible new color!

Way to go, Don! 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


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: 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: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, IC Berlin


Written by on November 17th 2009

Check it out! We have a new CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK! This week, we chose ERIC because these chrome ic! berlin frames look so great on him!

Eric stopped in to the store a few times to make sure he chose the *perfect* frame. With some help from Mary R, he chose the Arnaud frame by ic! berlin. But Eric wasn’t the only one who became an Eye Spy customer, his wife and son both got new sunglasses!

There’s some truth to the saying “good things come to those who wait.”

Congratulations, Eric, you’re our CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Hey, speaking of ic! berlin, we’re having an ic! berlin trunk show this weekend! We’ll have the ic! berlin collection as well as a special selection of 100+ Francis Klein frames! Oh. My. Goodness. This is going to be a great weekend!

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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