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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: EVENTS!

March Makeover Party!

Written by on February 15th 2012

Sick of the winter weather? Could you use a little pick-me-up?


How about a FREE makeover at Eye Spy Optical by world-renowned local makeup artist Brenda Arelano !?!
Join us on Saturday, March 10th from 12-4 PM for wine & cheese and in-store specials, as well as free makeovers!!


And don’t forget…a new pair of glasses is *always* part of a makeover!


Be there, or be square!


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Filed under: EVENTS!, Francis Klein

Sale Extended Through February 7th!

Written by on February 2nd 2012

Our January sale was a hit, as usual! We still have a ton of frames left, though, so…

we are extending the sale for one week only!!

We love to be able to offer our unique, handmade frames at 25%, 50% and 85% off every year for one month only! This enables us to order crazy funky frames all year long without worrying so much if they will sell or not. For some reason, they usually sell, but if they don’t…you can find the fabulous frames on our sale table. In addition, we order in a ton of discontinued, but still spectacular specs from our favorite designers. These frames are always 50% and just in-store for the month of our sale. At the end of the sale, these frames go back home:-(

All of our sale frames are final sale….and we do not haggle over prices.  Our designers only allow us to have a sale once-a-year, so take advantage of this last week of the sale to make your final decisions!

Take home this beautiful Francis Klein Moi frame before it is too late!!


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

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on January 31st 2012

Is there a pair of glasses that Zenia doesn’t look good in?!  We love that she rocks these bold red Theo frames with confidence.

Zenia has been coming to Eye Spy for over 5 years and boy is she a specs fanatic.  She is not afraid of bold color or funky shapes…as you can tell:-)

The Soixante+5 model by Theo is like music to our ears.  It is one of 6 pieces in the STHEREO collection.  The rivets on each of these acetate glasses take the shape of a PAUSE, STOP and FAST FORWARD button, just like on an iPod, mp3 player or ‘old school’ stereo.  The innovative design at Theo is what we love best!

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

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Filed under: EVENTS!

4 More Days to find Your Spectacular Sale Specs!

Written by on January 27th 2012

January is almost over and so is our January Sale.  Find your

perfect pair at 25% to 85% off, or even for $75!  Stop in before it’s too late.

 Don’t forget…we will be open this Monday from 11-7 PM for your shopping pleasure:-)



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Filed under: Francis Klein, NEWS!, Unique Frame Lines

Bedazzle your wardrobe with Francis Klein frames!

Written by on January 26th 2012

We love the retro, large shapes that Francis Klein introduced in their 2012 collection….and we just received a portion of the order we placed last fall in Paris! Made in France, Francis Klein decorates their frames with swarovski crystals, bobbles and hand-painted decor. If you take a close look at the flowered frame, you can see one of the many the custom colors Francis Klein makes for their frames. By laminating silk fabric within the layers of the frame, they create patterns and colors that are unlike any other!

Because each frame is made-to-order, they take six to eight weeks to arrive at Eye Spy…but this also means that you can choose any color in any shape that you want! But do not worry, will will help guide you through the process…or you can just purchase one of the many custom frames that we have in-stock. Every frame looks like an art piece…so stop in and bedazzle your wardrobe!



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

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on January 24th 2012

Our Customer of the Week is Corey!

Corey scored these awesome one-of-a-kind handmade frames at our annual January Sale!  We love his geek chic look in his new Rapp frames.  The deep red shade is a neutral tone and perfect for everyday glasses.  Rapp frames are like art pieces with details such as matte finishes, unique shapes, and limited productions.

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


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Filed under: February 31st, NEWS!, Unique Frame Lines

Mark your Calendars, February 31st is Here!!!

Written by on January 23rd 2012

Our fabulous Italian wood frames, February 31st, are finally here!

Weighing only 21 grams with reinforced nose pads…they are super lightweight and comfortable.  The Poplar high-quality wood used is tinted in awesome violets, oranges, blues and yellows.  Final finishing made with natural wax keeps the frames in tip-top shape.

Ooooh, you just have to stop in and see these in person!

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

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on January 13th 2012

Our Customer of the Week is Ara Lucia!!!

Ara Lucia and her husband, Michael, tread all the way from Michigan to come see us here at Eye Spy!  They are such big fans that they have been coming here for over a decade.  Woah.

Ara looks so awesome speeding around in her scooter, wearing her new specs.  The funky shape matches her spunky personality.  The red pops of color bring an unexpected twist.

Thanks, Ara Lucia, for all your support on Facebook, Twitter and Yelp!!!  You are the best…and you are our Customer of the Week!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Claire Goldsmith, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, IC Berlin, Kala, Lafont, Mykita, Rapp, Theo

So….what’s on sale, you ask?

Written by on January 6th 2012

We have over 150 pairs of specs on sale!

Some of the discounts are as follows:

50% off select Anne et Valentin, Lafont, Mykita

50% off all ic! berlin, select Theo

25% off select Theo, Mykita, Francis Klein, Kala, Rapp, Claire Goldsmith

$75 vintage frames, and a few others that haven’t sold yet;-)

We only have a sale once a year…so you better get into Eye Spy before it is too late!

The sale lasts all-month…but the good stuff goes fast! See you soon!!


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