Archive for 'Spectacular Sunglasses'

Filed under: Claire Goldsmith, EVENTS!, Oliver Goldsmith, Spectacular Sunglasses, Unique Frame Lines

Mother’s Day Trunk Show

Written by on May 9th 2012

Following the successful re-launch of the iconic Oliver Goldsmith brand in 2005, Claire Goldsmith, the great-granddaughter of Oliver Goldsmith, has debuted her own eyewear line. Named Legacy, the collection heralds a new direction for the Goldsmith name. We love the fun colors, contoured temples and defined lines!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with us on May 12th from 11-5pm. We are having a Claire and Oliver Goldsmith trunk show, massages, munchies and mamosas. Talk about relaxing!

p.s. the queen of specs will be ordering these Oliver Goldsmith beauties in red and white stripes…drool!!!


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Filed under: Claire Goldsmith, EVENTS!, Oliver Goldsmith, Spectacular Sunglasses, Unique Frame Lines

Transported Back in Time with Claire & Oliver Goldsmith

Written by on April 28th 2012

We couldn’t wait to share our excitement for the Claire & Oliver Goldsmith trunk show we will be having in May!

In 1926, Philip Oliver Goldsmith revolutionized how sunglasses were being made.  At a time when cumbersome frames were being made from expensive metals and tortoiseshell, he started fashioning frames from brightly coloured acetates.  Sunglasses became not only a way to protect your eyes from the sun, but thanks to Goldsmith…they also became a fashion statement!

Icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Michael Cain adored them and the name Goldsmith became synonymous with stars and style.

I’ll give you the lowdown on Claire Goldsmith next week, you can drool over these iconic photographs in the meantime, ha!









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Filed under: Claire Goldsmith, EVENTS!, Oliver Goldsmith

Mom’s the Word On Saturday, May 12th!

Written by on April 14th 2012

Celebrate Mom’s Day with us on Saturday from 11 AM-5 PM! We will be having an Oliver and Claire Goldsmith Trunk Show…as well as massages, mimosas and munchies, just for mom!

Do you need to get a present for mom, but can’t figure out what to get her? Or maybe she wants to get you a present! Lucky duck! Our rep from two of our vintage-inspiried collections, Claire Goldsmith and Oliver Goldsmith, will be on-hand. In her trunks, she will have of glasses upon glasses in every shape in color…and sunglasses that will make anyone look like a movie star! On Saturday only from 11-5 PM.


Claire Goldsmith is the debut collection of vintage-inspired frames from the great-granddaughter of the iconic eyewear designer Oliver Goldsmith. For three generations, Oliver Goldsmith combined beautiful materials, acetates and hinges with simple and classic style, to create some of the most iconic eyewear in the world. Claire re-established the company in 2005 after a 20 year hiatus, to continue the legacy of the Goldsmith family.

Oliver Goldsmith has been a family-run business for over 80 years. Originally, dress designers approached Goldsmith to create frames to complement their collections. Grace Kelly, Michael Caine, Peter Sellers, Nina Simone and Audrey Hepburn made OG synonymous with stars and style. The rest is history. Now you can get your mum a pair of OG sunglasses and make her look like a star too;-)

Our massage therapist, Adreana Maurer, will be giving powerful back massages from 12-3 PM. In order to relax before your massage, have a mimosa or two…

See you soon!

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Filed under: HEALTH!, Oliver Goldsmith, Spectacular Sunglasses, Theo

Dr. Brad Speaks…

Written by on March 7th 2012

Spring has sprung and it’s time to start those outdoor projects, but don’t forget to wear your sunglasses!  Wearing sunglasses provides benefits beyond the obvious comfort and looking even cooler than you already are.  A good pair of sunglasses blocks 100% of the sun’s UV rays.  Why is this important?  The eyelids are the second most likely spot to get skin cancer and exposure to UV rays is a proven cause of skin cancer.  Pterygin, a non-malignant but vision threatening growth on the cornea, is another harmful effect of UV exposure.

But, wait…there’s more!

The acceleration of the onset of cataracts and macular degeneration are caused by the accumulated exposure of UV throughout your life.

So now you have all the excuses you need to get yourself a fantastic pair of sunglasses!


Dr. Brad

p.s. check out the beauties below


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Filed under: Mykita, Mylon By Mykita, NEWS!

Willkommen to the Future of Sunglasses!!!

Written by on February 23rd 2012

Eye Spy has always been a big fan of Mykita frames, but when we saw their line of Mylon Sunglasses…we flipped out!  They are a perfect blend between fashion and function.  They are made of a polyamide-based material which is lightweight, durable, and great for an active lifestyle.  Not to mention,  they are super stylish!  Each frame in the Mylon collection provides lots of coverage from the sun’s harmful UV rays.  Also, a special hydrophobic coating makes drops of water or particles of dirt immediatly bead up and roll of the lenses, keeping visiblity to an optimum.  Wow, Mykita has thought of everything with this collection!!!

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Filed under: Kala, NEWS!, Super

Looking for affordable, yet awesome frames? Check out our new Kala specs & Super shades!

Written by on September 12th 2011
Well, as you can guess, we have been getting many requests for handmade eyewear that is a little bit easier on the pocketbook. It is a little challenging for us to find handmade, unique lines that we think are worthy enough for our customers, but won’t break the bank.  Luckily, this past spring, we picked up two new lines of eyewear that met our criteria!

Kala eyewear is a line made here in the USA, in California to be exact. The frames are classic and very wearable…in tortoises, reds and green…with a few fades thrown in for fun!  Super is a sunglass line made in Italy that is known for their bold plastic sunglasses. Some styles are reminiscent of Wayfarers, BUT they are handmade and you can feel that the quality is ten times better than Ray-Bans. Sorry Luxottica. Oh, and did we mention that Supers cost the same as aforementioned brand, but are so much cooler?!

Chicago’s summer may be over, but we are still getting in hot new frames everyday!  Come by and take a peek 8-)

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

Customer of the Week!

Written by on August 7th 2011
Our Customer of the Week is Aspen!!!
Wow…6 year-old Aspen looks adorable in her new Julbo Frames!  She was visiting from Colorado when she stopped by Eye Spy and had to have these pink beauties.
Julbo frames are perfect for children because of their impact- and fall-resistant designs.  With all the fun colors to choose from…kids can’t resist putting them on =)
Now through September 30th, kids lenses are 50% off, when you purchase a complete pair with Super High Vision EX3 anti-reflective coating!  EX3 anti-reflective coating is highly recommended for children because it is extremely scratch-resistant and even outperforms glass lenses.  Come on in before the beginning of the school year and save!!!
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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Julbo, KIDS!

Customer of the Week!

Written by on June 14th 2011

Our Customer of the Week this week is KELVIN!!!!

Kelvin looks totally radical in his new Julbo Sunglass frame which offers tons of style AND UV protection for Kelvin’s eyes.

Congratulations, Kelvin, you’re our customer of the week!!!

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Filed under: NEWS!, Super

Some thoughts on Sunglasses!!!

Written by on May 21st 2011

The sun is shining in Chicago! That means it’s time to get some new sunglasses to protect your pretty eyes and show off your signature style! Need some tips on what to wear? Check out this article on Fashionista Chicago featuring our own Specs Therapist!
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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Oliver Goldsmith

Customer of the Week!

Written by on April 27th 2011

Our Customer of the Week this week is TRACEE!

Tracee found these Oliver Goldsmith frames at a trunk show here at Eye Spy and fell in love!
We love the way these look on her and we love the way this frame reflects Tracee’s awesome energy and personality.

Congrats, Tracee, you’re our Customer of the Week!
Hey–jealous of Tracee’s gorgeous hair? Well, you’re in luck. This gal is a professional Stylist and Makeup artist. Send her an email at traceebadway at gmail dot com to set up an appointment!

It’s that time of year again! The EYE SPY GREEN SCENE is back! Take the CTA, ride your bike, ride your non-motorized scooter, cruise on your skateboard, or leisurely walk on over to Eye Spy and you’ll get 10% off your purchase of Rx frames and lenses. OR, bring in a pair of Rx glasses to donate to New Eye for the Needy and get $25 off your purchase of Rx frames and lenses. For THE WHOLE MONTH of April!


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