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Filed under: EVENTS!

Let’s Party on Friday, February 13th!

Written by on February 1st 2015

Over here at Eye Spy, thirteen is our lucky number:-) So, combine it with a Friday, and we get very excited!!! It’s about time for a celebration on our favorite day…so we are having a party!!

Join us to get your angel and fairy cards read by Noury….and enjoy some delectable macarons from Flirty Cupcakes and cocktails by us! We will be partying from 3-7pm, so on your way home from work, step on a crack, walk under a ladder, and stop by Eye Spy:-)

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, Lafont, Niloca, Rapp, RES/REI, RVS, Theo

Time for our January Sale!

Written by on January 2nd 2015

We are even more excited than you are!! Why you ask? Well, we have a new custom, colorful, handmade line on the way to Eye Spy in January…and frankly, we need somewhere to put all the new frames. We don’t have any extra room at Eye Spy, so that’s where the sale comes in!!

For the ENTIRE MONTH OF JANUARY, our handmade eyewear will be discounted from 25% to 75% off, with prices as low as $99!

Swing by to check out deals over a 100 pairs of frames including Theo, Anne et Valentin, Rapp, Res/Rei and Mykita. Best of all, we will have  of Lafont, Francis Klein & RVS frames that will be up to 75% off! Treat yourself to a new look for the New Year!

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We are also having a Friends and Family Event! Join us on Thursday, January 15th from 11-7pm for 15% off prescription lenses as well as additional frame discounts.

Show your loved ones how you shop local and purchase handmade products that last:-)

We will have snacks & drinks upstairs…and in the downstairs family room, movies will be playing for the kiddos…along with freshly-popped corn! Honestly, what more could you want while shopping for glasses?

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, NEWS!

Holiday Hours!

Written by on December 24th 2014

If you would like to stop by our humble shop of custom, colorful, handmade eyewear…please be aware that we have some changes to our schedule due to the holi-daze!

In addition to our regular hours of Tuesday-Friday 11-7, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5, we will be open or closed as follows:

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Hope to see you soon!!

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Filed under: NEWS!

Flex them Dollars!

Written by on December 16th 2014

The saying: “If you don’t use it you lose it,” is totally in play for Flex dollars! Seems silly, but have no fear we have you covered. We’ve added some extra exam days and are ready to help you use those dollars! We would hate to see you lose your hard earned cash:-(

Schedule your exam here, Dr. Labrosse will handle your eyes and we will take care of the rest.

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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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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…

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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!, Mykita, Theo

Customer Of The Week!

Written by on November 7th 2014

Introducing our newest memeber of the Eye Spy Customer of the Week Club…Puneet!

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Mykita for everday.

Puneet spends most of his day sitting in front of a computer…I am sure most of us can relate. He decided to take advantage of our Two Pair Discount and pick up a  pair of glasses for everyday wear and a second pair with a computer prescription to wear at work. Luckily, Puneet has great taste and choosing two pairs was easy.

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Mykita are flexible and durable AND they feature a hinge without screws, so he won’t have to worry about coming in for adjustments.

And Theo's for work

And Theo’s for work

His Theo Dore’s are clean and modern looking and perfect for wearing around the office.

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 I know…you are wondering ‘What’s this dicount thing all about?’ Well, let me fill you in: Buy two  complete pairs with single vision lenses and save $75 OR buy two complete pairs with progressive lenses and save $125!!  

 

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Filed under: EVENTS!

SHOP LOCAL. SHOP LINCOLN.

Written by on November 6th 2014

2014_Shop-Lincoln_flyer1With the holiday season creeping up on us, we wanted to remind you to Shop Local. Shop Lincoln! What’s in it for you, you might ask? Well, let me break it down for you! We’ve teamed up with our local loves on North Lincoln Avenue, from 3200 thru 3500 to bring you Shop Local. Shop Lincoln! Shop at any participating shop on Lincoln and they will give you one of our fabulous little punch cards, get 6 or more punches and drop the card off at Eye Spy and be entered to win a gift basket full of goodies from the whole neighborhood! We will be donating $3 per person who enters the raffle!

Perhaps each participating store will have a surprise for you? I hear they might be planning their own incentives!

We are kicking the whole thing off on Shop Small Saturday, November 29th! Shop around Lincoln Avenue  till December 31st and drop you card by Eye Spy and enter to win some lovely neighborhood goodies!

Remember to Shop Local, Shop Lincoln!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Gentle Monster

Customer of the Week…Chris Hershman!

Written by on October 27th 2014

Say hi to our newest customer of the week…Chris Hershman!

Chris is a man of many talents…photographer, videographer, musician. AND he has great taste – doesn’t he look amazing in his Gentle Monster frames?!?
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 You may recognize Chris… he is a regular at the shop and is also the man behind our fabulous video lookbook: 

He is constantly on the go, shooting videos for bands, taking photos at weddings and working with local business peeps around Chicago. The Gentle Monster’s have coordinating clips he can wear them in the studio and out on the town and always look amazing!

Check out Chris’ website to find out what he is up to.

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

Customer of the Week…Elspeth!

Written by on October 21st 2014

So, you might be thinking that Elspeth is our customer of the week because she bought three pairs of spectacular specs from Eye Spy, but you would be wrong. She is customer of the week because she looks amazing and totally different in all three pairs!!

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Sure enough every time Elspeth comes to find new frames, the Specs Wrangler just happens to be here! It’s like magic…or something close to it. They share their love of luscious leather boots and, of course, delectable glasses! After a process of elimination they settled on these three beauties. First up, we’ve got a powder blue Niloca Clockwork frame. The Specs Wrangler loved these so much, she ordered a pair for herself! Second on the dream series, she’s got an Anne et Valentin Modern Love! Lastly, Elspeth patiently waited for Rigards to come in, a brand new line to Eye Spy! Rigards is made from sustainably harvested buffalo horn! What?!

Each frame fits her like a dream. Hilariously, Patsy, the Specs Wrangler, also fits all the same frames!!!!  Thanks for being perfectly lovely to work with Elspeth! You are a wonderful customer of the week!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, Caroline Abram, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, Rapp, Theo

2014 November Trunk Shows

Written by on October 16th 2014

Yep, it’s what you have been waiting for all year…the new 2015 eyewear collections straight from Paris!!!! Hollah!

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While the Queen of Specs takes the long voyage to Paris every year, and suffers while doing so (just kidding!), we make it easy on all of our customers by inviting the representatives from a small selection of our lines to Eye Spy on Saturdays on November. We tried to mix it up a bit this year…so we hope you are as excited as we are!!

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Which show should you put on your calendar, if you cannot attend all of the shows? Good Question.

Here are links to the lines that we are showing…Take a peek and see which ones might be your soulmate!

11/1: Rapp and Anni Shades -select shape and color and have a custom pair made just for you!

11/8: Francis Klein- select shape and color and have a custom sparkly pair made just for you!

11/15: Caroline Abram- sexy cat-eyes at an awesome price!

11/22: Theo eyewear- incredible colors and shapes in acetate and metal!

11/28: Anne et Valentin- very wearable shapes and colors…in unexpected combinations!

AND if you want a private showing on the Sunday following each show…just call us at 773.477.2670 or email us at [optician at eyespyoptical.com] for an appointment :-)

 

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