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

A VERY Special Edition of Customer of the Week!

Written by on December 22nd 2014

Put your hands together, my friends, and help me welcome the one…the only…HOT DOUG!!!!

Hot Doug is so suave (you thought I was going to say hot!) in his new Anne Et Valentine Fame frame.

Hot Doug is so suave (you thought I was going to say hot!) in his new Anne Et Valentine Fame frame.

Hot Doug is well known ’round these parts for serving up delicious salty encased meats (hot dogs!) for the past 13 years at the Chi-town institution, Hot Doug’s.

You can't get the dogs, but you CAN get a T-Shirt!

You can’t get the dogs anymore, but you CAN still get a T-Shirt!!!

He closed up shop in October, but you can still outfit your friends and family for your Hot Doug’s fan club at his website.

Don’t worry, he isn’t going to retire and disappear (though he may decide to take a long nap) and will be pursuing other exciting opportunities soon – maybe a charity, something that gives back to Chicago…we think he should persue an acting career!

Chi-Town Showdown: George Wendt-Jitsu vs Hot Doug-Fu from Wolf Point Media on Vimeo.

Whatever he decides, Doug is ready to for his next adventure in his cool new green and black Anne Et Valentin Fame frames.

Doug's career in cased-meats might be over, but Fame will help him get through his days!

Doug’s career in encased-meats might be over, but Fame will help him get through his days!

Known as a friendly guy, Doug made friends with people all over the country (a few weeks ago he ran into a guy who recognized him when he was on an RV trip down south!)  He even gave our Queen of Specs a free veggie dog one day when she took  her princesses out for a bite and forgot her wallet. Awwe!

So, my friends, if you see Hot Doug around, say hi and make sure you compliment him on his new specs. And, as Doug said when he left Eye Spy the other day, Happy Cholidays!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, FASHION!, Mykita, RES/REI

Customize Your Specs!

Written by on December 8th 2014

If you have spent some time hanging out here at Eye Spy, you may have heard one of us mention a genius named Arnold from CustomEyes once or twice (probably more than that…we really really love him).  He is the man behind our custom painted sun clips and frames.

This frame and custom clip are cool as a cucumber.

This frame and custom clip are cool as a cucumber.

That is right…let that sink in a bit.  CUSTOM…PAINTED…FRAMES and SUN CLIPS!

You want a green Theo frame painted pink? Easy Peasy!

You want a sun clip to match your ombre purple Caroline Abram glasses with a green flash mirror? Get those tissues out ’cause you are going to cry Tears of Joy!

Have you had dreams of little hearts and stars all over your blue Mykitas AND a clip with teddy bears on it…well, I am not sure if he is a miracle worker…but we could ask!

Aren't these just dreamy?

Aren’t these just dreamy?

If you have a metal frame that needs to be jazzed up a bit, or you have odd-shaped specs that needs a clip, HE IS THE MAN!

Anne Et Valentin Flora before...

Anne Et Valentin Flora before…

Put down that white-out and step away from the glasses!!!! Arnold will make that frame black and white for you…trust us.

Flora is Black, White and HOT all over!

Now Flora is Black, White and HOT all over!

Love what you see? Then what are you waiting for? Get in here and get one of these little works of art on your face!

 

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Rapp, Super

Customer of the Week

Written by on December 2nd 2014

Congrats to Charmaine!

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MEOWWWW

Charmaine works a corporate job and came in looking for something that would jazz up her everyday wardobe.  The Optical Oracle was on the job and helped Charmaine select a gorgeous Rapp Gilda frame in a lucious marbled purple color that had arrived in store just a few days earlier.

Good Gracious Gilda!

Good Gracious Gilda!

Rapp is a small eyewear company based in Toronto, Canada.  They are known for their modern shapes and unique colors.

Once she saw herself in these beauties, she realized that her old sunglasses weren’t up to snuff! She took a quick look at the wall-o-sunnies and picked up a pair that had been calling her name…

SP PR9 DREW MOROSA

RetroSuperFuture Drew Morosa for the win!

Charmaine's a smooth operator in her new Sunnies!

Charmaine’s a smooth operator in her new Sunnies!

Once the cool blue-grey RetroSuperFuture Drew Morosa frames were on her face, she almost wouldn’t take them off! It took some convincing, but we managed to convinced her to give them up for a couple weeks so we could put her updated Rx lenses in them.

Charmaine is sassier than ever and ready to wow her co-workers and friends with her cool-cat style!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Italee, KIDS!

New Customer Of the Week…Andrew!!!

Written by on November 17th 2014

Say hi to Andrew, our newest customer of the week!

Andrew is the 4th person in his family to wear glasses and he couldn’t be happier. This 6 year old was so excited to get his first pair of specs that he did a little shimmy when he finally got to put them on!

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He chose a pair of Italee 2.5 frames in his favorite color, blue, and he LOVES the way he looks with them on…just look at that smile!

Andrew is fast as a cheetah and a champion at tag so he can’t wait to get out of the classroom for recess everyday. He also loves to play chess with his dad and competes in tournaments with kids of all ages…he beat a 3rd grader yesterday!

2.5 Italee

 

2.5’s are perfect for a kid like Andrew. They are light weight and comfortable so he can wear them all day,  and they won’t fall off when he is playing since they have cable temples that curl around his ears.

Watch out world…Andrew is coming for you…and now he can see!

 

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Filed under: Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, EVENTS!

Customer Of The Week!!!

Written by on November 9th 2014

Introducing our lovely Customer of the Week…Silvana and her adorable pup Penny!

Oh that face!

Oh that face!

When Silvana and Penny walked in to the shop it was love at first site… for everyone!  We were enamored with puppy  snuggles and she fell in LOVE with an absolutely gorgeous teal pair of Liliane glasses by Caroline Abram.  

Silvana and Penny spend their days at the Chicago Mosaic School and are pros at taking  care of business in style!!! So stop by for a class or workshop and make sure to say hi for us!

CA Liliane

 

Caroline Abram is known for effortless and wearable style and all of her frame shapes come in a rainbow of colors.

SQUEAL!!!!

SQUEAL!!!!

Don’t forget that this Saturday (November 15) is our Caroline Abram Trunk Show. Stop by, see the new collection and fall in love!

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

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!!!

Written by on August 28th 2014

It’s that time again, THURSDAY!!! Which, also happens to be Customer of the Week day! Meet Brooke, who once upon a time lived in Chicago, and then moved to DC, then traveled back to Chi-town to shop for glasses. Brooke tried and tried again to find glasses in DC but nothing lived up to Eye Spy. So back to Eye Spy it was for Brooke. After spending some time with the Specs Wrangler she settled on  Caroline Abram. Brooke scooped up two frames, although we only got a picture in one frame.

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Brooke acutally insited a photo with the Queen of Specs. She even talked her hubby into getting a pair of glasses, who since he had never been here he got a referral discount! Brooke you look like a total babe in your new Caroline Abram frames! Thanks for the travels and tons of fun! We will see you when you want new frames!

Here’s a peek at her frames!

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We will see you next week at the same bat time and on the same bat channel for Customer of the Week!

 

 

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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: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super

Customer of the Week!

Written by on July 24th 2014

Congrats to Dan, our newest Customer of the Week!!

What a glorious summer it has been so far! Sure, we’ve had some rain but at least we didn’t have to water our gardens that day! Dan came in to get some shades to add to the gloriousness of his summer! Patsy helped Dan find the perfect pair of neutral but stylish sunglasses. He’s rockin’ it in his People frames from RetroSuperFuture.
WESLEY_dPatsy had a blast helping Dan pick out these frames, while Dan cracked joke after joke.

Thanks for being so hilarious Dan and for being our Customer of the Week!   

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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, Unique Frame Lines

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!!!

Written by on February 6th 2014

Introducing our lovely Customer of the Week… Anne!

Look how adorble Anne is in her new Theo Pourbus frames! Anne was referred to us by a random person on the street who was wearing awesome specs from…you guessed it: Eye Spy Optical!  (note: she got referral discount!)  Ann was very happy that she listened to the kindness and suggestion of a stranger for her first pair of glasses….and as she put it so aptly, “If you have to wear glasses, they might as well have some pop.” Agreed.  Check out the detail on this beauty!

Thanks for being so much fun Anne!

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