Sunday, February 15

Happy Family Day from Spectacle!



Happy Family Day from our family to yours!  To celebrate, all of our locations will be closed tomorrow - Monday, February 16th.  Enjoy the day and see you Tuesday!




Friday, January 30

Super Bowl Eyewear Inspiration to Get You Ready for the Big Game!


With Super Bowl XLIX just around the corner, Spectacle is here to get you styled for your parties with inspiration from some of the NFL's top stars!  Both the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks have players with great eyewear style that you can use - no matter which team you're rooting for.

Players from both teams, including the Quarterbacks Russel Wilson & Tom Brady, have strong specs games

Whether you're looking for a serious pair of shades like Wilson & Marshawn Lynch, or a pair of eyeglasses like Brady, or even something more out there like Rob Gronkowski's style, Spectacle has something for you!

Barton Perreira makes classic aviator models, while DITA creates some unique acetate & titanium eyeglasses, as well as their classic Grandmaster - a bold sunglass

No matter what you wear Sunday, have fun and enjoy the game!




Thursday, January 15

Stay Warm with Styles from our Spectacle x Gotstyle Winter Fashion Photo Shoot!


Spectacle and our friends at Gotstyle partnered up for a winter fashion photo shoot recently!  Sunglasses and winter are words which you may not think of in the same sentence, however these pictures will make you reconsider that.

Canada Goose jacket with CAZAL shades

DITA sunglasses & Nobis jacket

More DITA shades with a classic Nobis coat

A special thanks to stylist Sharad Mohan & photographer Ishmil Waterman.  All of the looks featured are available at our Distillery District shop as well as Gotstyle's Distillery boutique.  If you are interested in any of the sunglasses featured, please email us at fashion@spectaclelovesyou.com for more information.  Stay warm out there!




Wednesday, December 31

Happy New Year from Spectacle!


Happy New Year from all of us at Spectacle!  To celebrate, we will be closed tomorrow - January 1st.  We will re-open on January 2nd with regular business hours.  We hope you had an amazing 2014 and your 2015 is even better!

See you in the new year!




Friday, December 26

It's the Final Weekend of Our Holiday Sale!


The final weekend of our Holiday Sale has arrived!  Hurry in to receive up to 50% off on select products, only until December 31st!




Wednesday, December 24

Happy Holidays from Spectacle!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!  To celebrate, all of our locations will be closed tomorrow - December 25th.  We will re-open on December 26th with regular hours.


See you Boxing Day!




Friday, December 12

Exclusive Paul Smith Trunk Show at Spectacle - December 20th & 21st Only!

Click image to enlarge

You are invited to our Queen St. West boutique for an exclusive Trunk Show featuring the 2015 Resort Collection from British designer Paul Smith!  

For one weekend only, we are also partnering with French lens manufacturer, Essilor.  Ask us about our exclusive Essilor prescription lens promotions we are running on December 20th & 21st only!



See you next weekend!





Monday, December 1

Spectacle's Annual Holiday Sale is Here!




Starting today until December 31st, shop at any Spectacle location
and save up to 50% on select merchandise! 

Fabulous limited edition pieces, vintage collections,
as well as designer eyewear and sunwear collections are on sale.

Hurry in!  There is limited merchandise on sale
and once it's gone - it's gone!

Shop today to find the perfect gift for your loved ones 
(or yourself!) during the holiday season.

As always, we look forward to seeing you 
for all of your eye care needs!  
Please contact us to book your next eye exam.


Spectacle Loves You!






Friday, November 28

Spectacle x Black Friday Promotion On Now!


Come by any of our three locations to see what we have in store for you... 





Friday, November 21

New, Limited Edition CAZAL 1/2 Leather Eyewear Available Now at Spectacle!


A fresh shipment of CAZAL shades has arrived at Spectacle - and this time, it includes the very limited edition 1/2 Leather collection.  The collection includes 4 unique models, each only having 750 produced world-wide.  

Models 623, 607, and 163

The pieces are covered 1/2 in premium leather with the remainder showcasing CAZAL's classic acetate.  The limited styles are each numbered out of 750 on the temple as well. 

Model 627

This collection is sure to go fast, so snatch some up while you can!  All four styles are available for the weekend at our Queen St. West boutique.





Friday, November 14

New Orgreen Eyewear Available Now at Spectacle!


Spectacle has received a brand new shipment of Orgreen eyewear!  Orgreen is a leading eyewear company, known for their inventive approach to design and handcrafted titanium styles.  Every Orgreen model is handmade to ensure even the smallest details are perfected on each piece.

A photo timeline showing the work that goes into each Orgreen model

The new collection includes striking shapes and a range of unique colourways.  Each model has a story behind its name and inspiration as well.

The Drax, named after James Bond's arch-enemy in Moonraker, embodies
a self-assurance that is "utterly unapologetic"

The Observer, a vintage style with big, round lenses,
is a unisex model that is especially appealing for women 

Tilda is inspired by the Oscar-winning British actress, Tilda Swinton, known for her edgy, androgynous appeal

The Visionaire model is designed to appear as though the lenses are floating in air -
it is a contemporary take on the "pince-nez", a classic lunette popular in the 19th century

These and more brand new Orgreen styles are available now at Spectacle!




Thursday, November 6

Thank You For Making Spectacle the Best Eyewear Shop in Toronto!


It's official - Spectacle is the best eyewear shop in Toronto!  We are honoured to have won both the Toronto Post Magazine Best Of Toronto Award as well as NOW Magazine's reader's poll for top eyewear shop.  Thank you for voting for us - we wouldn't be where we are today without all of your support!

Look for our ad in the Best Of Toronto issue of NOW Magazine!

Spectacle Loves You!



Monday, October 27

Another Amazing Toronto Fashion Week is in The Books


Another Spring/Summer edition of Toronto Fashion Week has come to a close.  Spectacle attended many events this season held by The Collections in particular, and we had a blast.

Spectacle x DIScONNECT Fashion Film Festival

Klaxon Howl Show

Klaxon Howl Show - Owner & Designer Matt Robinson

Klaxon Howl backdrop

Event Signage 

Minnie Mouse design exhibit inside the main tent

DRINK - The main bar inside the tent

That's a wrap on this season's Toronto Fashion Week - now we wait until March!

Photos:
Juan Solorzano
FTWK Collective



Thursday, October 16

Spectacle Eyewear Featured in the Fall 2014 Issue of Filler Magazine

The current issue's cover

The recent Fall 2014 issue of Filler Magazine features some eyewear pulled from Spectacle in their My Fair City section.  Styles include sunglasses from designers Anne et Valentin as well as Thierry Lasry - both perfect for the cool Fall season.

The Anne et Valentin Opla model

Close-up of the Opla

Thierry Lasry's classic Dirtymindy shades

The Dirtymindy comes in a wide range of bold, colourful acetates

These and more sunglass styles for Fall/Winter 2014 are available now at Spectacle!  The Fall 2014 issue of Filler Magazine is available now as well, so check it out for more eyewear inspiration.




Sunday, October 12

Happy Thanksgiving from Spectacle!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Spectacle!  In celebration, all of our locations will be closed tomorrow - Monday, October 13th.


Have a great long weekend and we'll see you Tuesday! 




Friday, October 3

New Collaboration Alert: Garrett Leight Teams Up With Surf Company Brothers Marshall for a Reimagined Machado Sunglass


Garrett Leight has joined forces with Malibu-based surf company Brothers Marshall for a new colourway on GLCO's classic Machado sunglass shape.

The custom shades, case, and cleaning cloth

According to Garrett, "The Brothers Marshall are epic California bro's to the core... they started their 80's and 90's surf inspired clothing brand last year and have been commanding some attention with their colourful creative expression... we linked up with them this year and launched a collaboration frame in the spirit of our Venice roots meeting their Malibu culture - to create something distinctly Californian".

Gold mirror lenses

The Californian duo designed these unisex shades with a matte tortoise acetate, gold mirror lenses, and a classic shape.  Stop by Spectacle's Queen St. boutique to check out this new collaboration as well as a re-stock of your favorite GLCO classics!

The San Juan - a classic style from GLCO - available now




Friday, September 26

Sneak Peek: New Oliver Peoples Coming Soon to Spectacle...


Spectacle is preparing for a new shipment of Oliver Peoples models and colourways!  While Oliver Peoples is currently showing their upcoming 2015 styles in Paris, Spectacle is offering you the first look at some of the collection before anyone else.

Just a few of the upcoming styles from Oliver Peoples

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on these and other new collections coming very soon to all of our 3 locations!



Friday, September 19

Spectacle Attends the S/S 2015 Danish Fashion & Design Scene at Airship 37!


Yesterday, Spectacle had the privilege to attend a preview of the S/S 2015 Danish Fashion & Design scene at the stylish Airship 37 venue.  The showcase featured various clothing and jewelry designers from Denmark, as well as eyewear specialists Lindberg.  The event was a great success - even the Danish princess, Crown Princess Mary, was in attendance for a meet-and-greet.

The Lindberg Display with Lindberg's Team from Denmark

Spectacle President & Founder Jag Dhillon with Henrik Lindberg Himself, as well as
Crown Princess Mary Viewing the Upcoming S/S 2015 Fashion Trends

The goal of the showcase was to spread the word of Danish design, fashion, and art throughout Canada.  It provided an excellent opportunity to preview upcoming designs from some of Denmark's top fashion producers.

Just a Few of the Clothing Displays in the Venue

Thank you to Airship 37 and all of the designers for the chance to attend this excellent show.  Spectacle will be releasing some exciting new Lindberg models shortly so keep an eye out for updates coming soon!




Thursday, September 11

TBT: Stylist Pull with NOW Magazine at Spectacle!


For this Throwback Thursday, we wanted to share a video from a stylist pull we did with NOW Magazine in 2013 for their Spring Fashion Issue!


If you are interested in pulling eyewear from Spectacle for anything from a photoshoot to a fashion show or music video, please email fashion@spectaclelovesyou.com for all of the details!  We would love to work with you on styling any upcoming projects or features.