Thursday, July 29

Spectacle is BLINDEd by the LIGHT...

The Blinde eyewear collection is a favourite with the fashion stylists and editors who strive to make a statement without being obvious and that is just what THE DEAN from their Spring Summer 2010 collection does.

The frames have core beta-titanium in the temples for flexibility and comfort, and the signature seven-barrel six-pin stainless steel hinge is one of the strongest and most durable in the industry.

Constantly influenced by his many interests, such as surfing, fashion and art (really who isn't interested in those three) Richard Walker works with many other designers to create collections that continually evolve and stay on top of the fashion trends.

Given the opportunity to design the sunglasses for the principal characters in "THE MATRIX" movies and he also custom sunglass styled the three leading actresses in "CHARLIE'S ANGLES".

Walker's innovative approach to eyewear remains true to quality and the aesthetic while providing an eyewear product that fulfills its purpose of being both stylish and functional. Thats why Spectacle Loves his shades, and you should too!

Friday, July 23


Thats right kids its that time of year again. Come on down and check out any of our three locations for the hottest summer deals on the hottest designer sunglass frames!

We have Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, Mosley Tribes and much, much more all completely tax free. HST, what HST?

Also there is an additional 10%-50% off on select collections, and much more goodies for everyone, because after all, Spectacle LOVES YOU!

Saturday, July 17

Matchmaker Matchmaker...Spectacle made you a Match!

The one and only Andrew Anthony (Yup! Matchmaker's hilarious "back of the limo" host and now on Life's a Trip), made our day at the Yonge St. Spectacle. Visiting us with his wife Asia, the two became our new best bud's, and also got some glasses.

The Ilsa (Oliver Peoples) + Statesman (Dita) + Spectacle = LOVE!

Friday, July 16

Spectacle Loves the Balmain x Oliver Peoples collaboration.

Paris couture house, Balmain collaborated with Oliver Peoples to create sunwear for the 2010 season. This Limited Edition sunglass named, Balmain 1 is a bold, chic, and unisex style that reflects the edgy, stylish aesthetics that designer, Christophe Decarnin developed for the runway. Balmain 1 features a flexible hinge for added comfort, as well as an exaggerated form-fitting, wrap shape teardrop lens that has a mixed-media style that is crafted with a metal top bar and temples, along with an acetate eyewire. It is already creating a stir amongst the celebrity types who seem to be clamering to get their hands on a pair

Spectacle carries both Balmain 1 and its metal aviator inspired counterpart Balmain 2.

Currently the Balmain colaboration is available at Spectacle Queen St and Distillery District, If you would like to see these awesome frames at Spectacle North just ask and we will set up a viewing, because Spectacle Loves You.

So Beautiful, So Dangerous...

Established in 1988, Chrome Hearts began by producing leather riding gear for friends and their families. The company is an international luxury lifestyle company, integrating classic design with the highest standards for quality and craftsmanship.

Chrome Hearts is appreciated by those who can recognize and appreciate the exquisite details incorporated in each unique piece. Spectacle loves Chrome Hearts!

The sunwear collection is, without a doubt, one of the most innovative collections ever released. Utilizing a diverse range of materials and inspired designs, this luxury collection has earned the reputation as a leader in cutting-edge fashion sunwear.

Nothing but the greatest care is taken when selecting materials to ensure that the eyewear is a clearly defined extension of the Chrome Hearts design philosophy. Exotic woods, fine leathers, precious stones, and sterling silver decorations are combined with the latest innovations in optical technology, metallurgy, and laser engraving to produce a product worthy of the Chrome Hearts name.

Spectacle is proud to offer you this exclusive collection of luxury sun specs. Come by and check out our new Chrome Hearts display!

And to whet your appetite further, take a peek at some of our other Chrome Hearts posts, chronicling our love affair with the luxury line Karl Lagerfeld has called the most important and progressive brand in the world:

Thursday, July 15

Toronto's Best Dressed Men Love and support Spectacle!

Toronto's Best Dressed Men a.k.a The Evening Impresarios love and support Spectacle! These men are also known as the ringleaders of our city- particularly running the scenes of posh Yorkville, Parkdale, and the new King West. If ever you come across these handsome and fashionable men, make sure to greet them and remember to thank us later 'cause, by all means, we did introduce you to them first! ;)

Richard Lambert (in the middle) is sporting DITA Statesman eyewear from Spectacle.

Check out: Parts and Labour, a new Parkdale restaurant that unites owners of, The Social (our man, Richard) with the culinary crew from Odd fellows for a truly West Queen West experience, We can't think of any better place to go after a day of checking out frames at Spectacle.

Wednesday, July 7

Spectacle Welcomes Giles for Cutler and Gross and Erdem for Cutler and Gross!

Spectacles welcomes Giles for Cutler and Gross and Erdem for Cutler and Gross with love.

Giles is a British-born designer and is known as one of the shining stars in the London Fashion Week schedule! Giles has also done a collaboration with Linda Farrow, who we also carry in Spectacle!

Here's Spectacle on Queen Street's newest member, Christina "Tina" Cheng sporting the new Giles for Cutler and Gross!

Erdem Moralioglu is a graduate student from the Royal College of Arts and is now known and celebrated for his elegant and unique use of colours and prints. Erdem is also known as one of the new rising stars in fashion's spring/summer 2010 talents!

Remember that Spectacle always brings you the hottest and newest in frame collaborations and frame stylists! ;)

Tuesday, July 6

Spectacle Welcomes Tanja and David Yurman!

Spectacle welcomes Tanja, a new addition to the stylist team.

That’s not the only new thing. Yonge Street Spectacle brings you the David Yurman collection.

Branching out from jewellery, David Yurman has found a way to create an eyewear line that is functional, while maintaining his signature, feminine jewellery style. With precious gems and Yurman’s iconic cable design - in gold or silver - woven into his eyewear collection, David Yurman has created a perfect accessory to add classic glamour to any occasion.

Albion : Black Onyx inspired acetate with sterling silver accents and cushion cut onyx stone.

Waverly: Obsidian inspired acetate with sterling silver cable design temple.

Spectacle and Tanja love David Yurman!

Spectacle Loves Carrera!

Carrera, Founded in 1956, the Austrian sunglasses, have been showing up on the most beautiful faces in Hollywood!

The sunglasses were designed to partner with automobile designer Ferdinand Alexander to develop the sunglass collection CARRERA Porsche Design.

Fans of the Austrian frames include Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera and Rhianna. All who have featured the frames in their music videos.

Vintage Carrera frames from the Yonge St location were featured in the North Toronto Post as part of a summer bathing suit selection.

Spectacle loves summer and Carreras!