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

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!!!

Written by on February 16th 2014

Three cheers for the new Customers of the Week: Siamak & Meret!!!

This cool couple walked outta here with some of the coolest specs around. Their journey began many many months ago when Siamak first found these Anne et Valentin “Electric” frame in white with red and blue trim last January! (That’s longer than most of my relationships. HEYOO!)

*ahem* Moving on… Meret found her Rapp “Rosalind” frame in this beautiful purple/brown gradient on the year anniversary that Siamak found his frames. AWWWW!!!

This couple definitely has the cutest Valentine’s Day-esque “frame love story” ever, so they definitely earned this Customer of the Week spot!

 

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, NEWS!

Fáilte to Siobhán! (or: Welcome to Siobhan!)

Written by on January 2nd 2014

Serina has left us for Austin, Texas with her husband and baby. . . but, on a happy note, we have a brand-new lady optician in the house!
Siobhan hails from Connecticut and brings 10 years (yes, ten years!) of optician experience with her! She is similar to Serina, in that they both look great in almost every frame that they try-on. Or at least in seems that way so far. Are we jealous? Maybe, but we’ll get over it.  Anywho, we are so lucky to have her joining our team…so let’s meet Siobhan:-)

We quized her a bit to help y’all get to know her a smidge…while she modeled Anne et Valentin Octet.

This cat lady has 4 cats, 14 pairs of glasses and only 2 pair of sunglasses!

What is your favorite thing in the world?
SCARVES!

Your house is on fire! What three things do you save?
MY CATS! My boyfriend can get himself out, right?! And the heirloom jewelry that my parents gave me. 

What catches your eye at EYE SPY?
 
All the funky decorations! It looks like somewhere I would want to live!

If you could be any sea creature what would it be?
Do sea otters count? They are so cute! They sleep holding hands!

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I am afraid of needles. . . (mind you Siobhan is completely covered in tattoos, in her words: she has one big one).  

Do you have a hidden talent?
 I can make a mean vodka body scrub!

Swing in, grab some sale frames, and meet our new lady! We think she’s pretty great!

 

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

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!, Unique Frame Lines

Customer of the Week

Written by on November 22nd 2013

Our customer of the week this week is Rachel! Rachel and Rob sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. First comes love, then comes marriage…

Finding the perfect pair of glasses can be a challenge. We *all* know this. Finding the pair you love AND will wear on your wedding day can be an added challenge.

When Rachel came through the door that’s exactly the challenge she presented to us:  a dazzling pair of purple glasses that she would  wear to her wedding…and continue to wear afterwards. ( Just a little pressure, it’s no big deal…) After trying on a few frames we found it, her dream frame. This beautiful, two-toned purple Anne et Valentin Dubai frame.


Rachel and her betrothed were married on October 12th at Bryn Mawr Country Club, and she was glowing!

Thanks for the beautiful photos, Rachel, and for letting us help you choose your frame for your day!

All photos taken by Megan Bearder

 

 

 

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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: Anne et Valentin, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

Customer of the Week!

Written by on September 5th 2013

Check out these fabulous Costomers of the Week, Penny and Lance!

As it turns out, they are both librarians! Imagine having these two help you on your library quest! We spotted them at our Pop-Up Shop at the Printmakers Ball, where they fell in love with these frames!

Thanks for being awesome Penny and Lance!

PS. Penny is wearing Theo Abricot frame.

Lance is in the Anne et Valentin Griffin frame.

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, Francis Klein, Mykita, NEWS!, Oliver Goldsmith, Rapp, Super, Theo

Introducing Eye Spy’s 2013 Lookbook!!

Written by on August 5th 2013

Documented for the Capture the Road,  a cross country photography project by Chris Hershman & Amanda Farmer…Eye Spy’s new video lookbook is nothing short of fabulous! Sit down, relax…and feast your eyes on the hand-crafted eyewear and beautiful scenery.

Capture The Road Presents: An Eye Spy Optical Film from Chris Hershman on Vimeo.

 

Chris and Amanda are city dwellers and long-time friends with one thing in common; their many passions and talents don’t fit neatly inside “the box”. On July 16th, they took a break from their 9-5s and made a 12-day-long road trip across the country.

Their goal on this journey was to step outside of the box, meet new people, see the countryside, capture beautiful images, and explore the many facets of themselves. This is where they documented their journey as artists, philosophers, travelers, and lovers of people. This is where they captured the road.

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Unique Frame Lines

Anne et Valentin TRUNK SHOW on July 18th!!!

Written by on July 11th 2013

Everyone…and we mean EVERY.ONE. should be trembling with excitement.

Why, you ask?

Because the Anne et Valentin Trunk Show is less than a week away!

Don’t miss out on the cocktails, snacks, and of course our favorite line of frames.  There are new colors and styles galore!!

…Thursday, July 18th…
…Eye Spy Optical…
…Be there, or be square…

In the meantime, check out these sweet faces and their awesome Anne et Valentin frames!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, EVENTS!, Unique Frame Lines

Anne et Valentin Trunk Show on Thurs., July 18th!

Written by on June 28th 2013

Have you been dying to see the new collection of Anne et Valentin? Dreaming about a new pair? Well, we have got the solution to the problem! We are having a trunk show with the whole collection! Please try and contain your selves…

Anne et Valentin Guimard titanium frames

It takes a long time to make a pair of Anne et Valentin frames….and these frames, in particular. Each part of these titanium frames, where you see a color change, is a separate piece! These frames are a work of art!!

Stop by on Thursday, July 18th from 1 to 7 pm to see the entire collection…every style and every color.

We will also be donating part of our sales to our sweet friends at Marjorie Kovler Center.


Located in Rogers Park, Marjorie Kovler Center transforms the lives of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of torture. Kovler Center provides medical, mental health, and social services; trains and educates locally and globally; and advocates for the end of torture worldwide.

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, FASHION!, Mykita, Theo, Unique Frame Lines

HipSters NeEd FrAmes ToO!

Written by on June 16th 2013

The Hipster. The fashion figure that against it’s own will has become mainstream. Being TOO cool is, unfortunately, what made hipsters cool.

They are ID’ed by their tight t-shirts meant to look like they came from the Salvation Army (but were actually purchased from an over-priced corporate-driven sale rack), painted-on skinny jeans, grandpa’s sweater, and a knit beanie worn in -9° or 90° weather.
But let us not forget the ultimate hipster accessory….

The Hipster Glasses.

The only requirement really for the hipster frame is that it be over-sized, holding no real prescription. They are predominantly there to complete the “look” of uncool coolness.These are the kinds of glasses we wore back in the day that would get us beaten up or stolen and thrown out the school bus window.  These dork-a-licious frames have risen from the ashes like a phoenix and are in higher demand than any other style. WHO-DA THUNK?!

You can’t TRULY be a hipster if you’ve got the same glasses as the hipster standing next you smoking an herbal cigarette,  listening to music you’ve never heard, outside a bar that no one else goes to. SO we’ve decided to put together a lookbook for all the folks out there, hipster or otherwise, that can show you how to portray the type of hipster you are, will be, or always have been.

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