Tag Archives: vintage eyewear



Written by on March 2nd 2014

Starting off March the only way we know how…WITH A NEW CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Meet Christie!

Christie had been pining for a pair of glitzy Francis Klein frames with just the right amount of purple and sparkle. After many trials and tribulations, we finally got to the right frame: a customized Francis Klein “Iona” in crystal lavender with pink Swarovski crystal decor…and icy blue temples! We appreciate that she was patient during the grueling process of finding the perfect frame. And we’re so happy she chose these flawless beauties!

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Written by on February 23rd 2014

Happy Sunday everyone!! Meet our newest Customer of the Week: Stacie!!

We couldn’t have picked a better customer/frame match here, folks. Caroline Abram makes some pretty sweet cat eyes, but it takes a special person to rock them with finesse and class. Whelp, Stacie does that and more with this Caroline Abram “Ines” frame in red and cherry. Stacie looks like she came camera-ready for this photo shoot, but that’s just her natural beauty accentuated by those stunning specs!

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


Written by on December 20th 2013

Hey everyone! Say HELLO to our newest Customer of the Week: Sheryl!!


We have a motto here at Eye Spy that there’s a cat-eye frame out there for everyone.

Well…Sheryl found hers! These titanium purple”Liz”  frames with olive green accents are made my none other than Anne et Valentin.

Sheryl fell in love with these so hard she had them special ordered all the way from Paris in this color combo. Hey…ya do what ya gotta do! And we can’t help but love these cat-eyes too.

By the way, If you haven’t heard…we’re kind of the cat-eye connoisseurs around here. So if you like Sheryl’s cat-eyes, come check us out. We’ll find you a pair too!

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

And the customer of the week is….

Written by on November 14th 2013

Angela! Oh Angela, how we love you…and your sister’s great taste in glasses!

Angela fell in love with these Theo  Soixante-Deux frames….and had to have this beautiful tortoise and purple color, so we special ordered it for her:-) Theo frames are available in at least 8 different colors…and some frames are available in 20 different colors!! OMG.

Usually, we do not have all 8 colors in-store….
BUT, this Saturday the 16th, we are having a trunk show with every shape AND every color in the Theo  collection!! Don’t faint…just come in and try-on everything!

Angela’s sister, Ann, was our customer of the week this summer in her Francis Klein frames:-)

AND Ann purchased these Anne et Valentin frames in 2009…

Thanks for coming to Eye Spy for more than 10 years and letting us fit your beautiful faces:-) xox.

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Filed under: EVENTS!, Francis Klein

OUR 15th ANNIVERSARY is in October…

Written by on September 24th 2013

…and we are having a Francis Klein Trunk Show to celebrate!! Join us for the festivities on Saturday, October 19th from 12-6 PM!


We will have the entire new 2014 collection straight from the Paris trade show…with our stellar Francis Klein rep, Marien, flying into Chicago from the trade show with his bags of sparkle-tastic frames…that are made-to-order, just for you!!

If you would like to design a custom frame, please make an appointment to visit us in the morning between 10 and noon:-) Call or email us: appointment  [at] eyespyoptical.com.

Here are two pictures Marian just sent us with some of the new styles, that we will be seeing in Paris this week…and you can see in October:-)

Thanks for a successful 15 years…and here’s to another 15 years of custom, colorful, handmade eyewear!! xox.

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Filed under: FASHION!, NEWS!

New Line Alert: Gentle Monsters

Written by on September 8th 2013

Hey Everyone!!

We’re introducing a new line to the Eye Spy sales floor! Gentle Monster, a line hand-crafted in S. Korea, takes on modern edges with sleek angles. Their business model is built around the motto of “INNOVATIVE EXPERIMENT.” These frames take on attributes of the classics, but with an update. They incorporate interchangeable face-plates and clip-on sunglasses, which make them some of the most diverse frames out there. OH…and we are the only store the United States with this fabulous line!! 

These frames break the mold…literally. Instead of using the traditional injection molding, these pieces of art are actually carved out a sheet of acetate and molded by hand.

So if you’re looking for the classic look with an edgy updated persona…these little monsters are definitely for you!    

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Filed under: EVENTS!, Francis Klein

Francis Klein Trunk Show on Friday, April 6th.

Written by on March 17th 2012

Do you have a penchant for vintage-style frames decorated with rhinestones??

If so, head on over to Eye Spy on Good Friday from 12-6 PM and make it a Great Friday! We will be donating 1% of our sales to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Francis Klein specializes in made-to-order frames with *your* choice of colors and stones. How can you complain? Or, skip the stones and decor and keep it simple. It’s up to you! Men’s styles are available too:-)

Can’t make into Eye Spy on Good Friday because you are too busy making matzoh balls and charoset?

We also are showing the collection by appointment on Saturday morning the 7th from 10 AM-12 PM.

Call us to make an appointment at 773.477.2670.


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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Rapp

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on August 28th 2011
Karen totally rocks these vintage assymetrical glasses.  They capture her fun personality and accentuate her edgy hairstyle.  The bold red hue pops…just like her smile!

She is waiting anxiously to get a second pair of glasses by Rapp optical.  The combination of matte front with extremely crisp, defined edges are unlike the shiny rounded corners found on most acetate frames. The contrast between the flat front and pronounced forward curve of the bridge really is really flattering on Karen…

Congrats Karen, you are the Customer of the Week!!!

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Filed under: Claire Goldsmith, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Customer of the Week!

Written by on July 17th 2011

Our Customer of the Week is ANNA!

Anna is sweet as pie and we adore her new Claire Goldsmith Legacy frames.  They are a bold square shape with a beautiful translucent deep sea green hue.  As you can see by her big smile, Anna could not wait to flaunt them! 

With her Legacy line of frames, Claire is focused on adding a modern twist and a touch of refinement to the hugely popular heavy plastic frames made famous by her great grandfather, Oliver Goldsmith. Combining timeless designs with contoured and bold frame shapes, the Legacy collection is made using the high standards of craftsmanship and advanced manufacturing techniques that have become synonymous with the Goldsmith name.

Congrats, ANNA, you are our Customer of the Week!

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Written by on September 27th 2009

This week, we have TWO Customers of the week! A while back, Gray called us looking for a pair of round tortoise Francis Klein frames, we did some checking, looked up some info, and invited Gray to the store to look at some options. Gray and his wife, Arden, drove up from Indiana to check out the selection, and wouldn’t you know it, they BOTH found awesome frames!

Two. of. hearts. Two hearts that beat as one. Two. of. hearts.

Gray chose a Ray-Ban frame as his new sunglasses and Arden cleverly found a Lafont frame that, though designed as an every day pair, works beautifully as sunglasses!

So, Congratulations to Gray *and* Arden on finding fantastic new frames! We’re glad you made the trip to find the perfect new glasses!

Guess what!?! Eye Spy is turning ELEVEN!!!! We’re having an anniversary party on Saturday, October 17th from 10-6pm. Stop by and join us in celebrating eleven awesome years!


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