Tuesday, December 25

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Spectacle!  We hope you enjoy the day with family and friends.  See you tomorrow for Boxing Day!

Spectacle Fireplace from Kristina Sterne on Vimeo.

Monday, December 24

Happy Holidays from Spectacle!

Happy Holidays from our Spectacle family to yours!  We will be closed for Christmas Day tomorrow but will re-open for Boxing Day.

Friday, December 21

Freda Loves Taru & Koli

One of Spectacle's most creative staff members, Freda, chose Taru & Koli as her favourite eyeglasses of 2012!  Freda is a fashionable product designer who knows her eyewear.

Taru & Koli is a brand new line housed only in the finest eyewear boutiques in the world.  Spectacle is currently the only Canadian retailer and it's quickly becoming one of our most popular, sought-after collections.  The eyeglasses and sunglasses come in a range of colours, patterns, lens shades, and styles so there is truly something for everyone in the line.

The St. Germain model

Spectacle is thrilled to carry this amazing eyewear collection.  Taru & Koli is currently in all Spectacle locations, so come by and see it for yourself!

Also, check out Freda's personal blog for cool ideas on gifts, art, design, and more.  You can see it all at Audrey Electro!

Thursday, December 20

Mark McNairy x Garrett Leight Eyewear Has Launched at Spectacle!

One of our favourite designers at Spectacle, Garrett Leight, has partnered with American designer Mark McNairy to create a new line of cool, fashion-forward eyewear.  Mark is the former creative director of the Ivy League inspired clothing company, J. Press.  He also continues his own high-end clothing collection known as New Amsterdam.

The style known simply as No. 1

The new collaboration brings together vintage American heritage whilst drawing inspiration from classic American characters throughout time.  As Mark himself puts it, "we drew inspiration from... people who just don't give a damn what anyone thinks, like Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine, Peter Falk, and Groucho Marx".

The No. 3

The No. 3

The eyeglasses collection is a brand new collaboration that launched in September 2012 with the first preview at Mark's Spring / Summer 2013 Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week.  We are very excited about the new collection and we think you will be too!  The line is currently housed at our Queen St. West boutique.

Tuesday, December 18

Jordan Loves ROLF Spectacles!

Jordan's favourite eyeglasses of the year are from ROLF Spectacles!  ROLF produces hand-made, lightweight wooden, bamboo, and wood-stone eyewear that is perfect if you're looking for unique eyeglasses.  

Jordan explains why he loves ROLF: "The eyewear is produced completely out of natural materials without any metal parts.  The hinge is also screw-less and maintenance-free.  I love their attention to detail and bold use of innovative techniques, including the combination of wood and stone - truly a unique, one-of-a-kind pair of eyeglasses!"

ROLF Spectacles

The ROLF Hinge 

ROLF Spectacles are currently available at our Queen St. West boutique.  Come by to see some of the most unique, original eyewear in the world.


Friday, December 14

New Barton Perreira Eyewear Available Now at Spectacle!

Spectacle has just received some new Barton Perreira sunglasses and eyeglasses, as well as a restock of some of their most popular styles! Dedicated to pure luxury, Barton Perreira's approach to fashion redefines style and elegance.

The Bailey in Jamaican Rum

The Bailey sunglass is a cool, modern style with classic appeal.  The colour combinations work perfectly and the shape is well suited to compliment all face types.  This is a sunglass that will work well on sunny winter days as well as hot summer ones.

The Bailey in Black

The Sprinter eyeglass is also a new piece from Barton Perreira coming into Spectacle!  The patterns on the eyewear are very unique and add a vintage touch to the style.

The Sprinter

Barton Perreira makes eyewear that are suitable for all styles, faces, and personalities.  We have Barton Perreira at all of our boutiques so come by and take a look!

Thursday, December 13

Come Into Spectacle for a Chance to WIN an Oliver Peoples Eyewear Gift Basket!

Our 12 Days of Spectacle Giveaways is underway!  For 12 days, we're giving away prizes including t-shirts, gift cards, and custom sunglasses.

These sunglasses could soon be yours!

Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and stop by one of our shops so you don't miss any chances to win!

See you soon!

Tuesday, December 11

Spectacle's Year End Sale is on Now!

Our year end sale has officially started!  Stop by our Yonge St. and Queen St. boutiques to receive amazing savings on over 1,500 eyewear products.

There will also be contests taking place over our social media and in-store where we'll be giving away daily prizes - including custom made sunglasses!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and check back here so you don't miss any contest announcements!

Friday, December 7

Mike Can Face Anything With His Rudy Project Sunglasses!

Mike's favourite eyewear of the year are his very own Gozen sunglasses! Rudy Project eyewear is designed specifically for athletes to offer them the best eye protection has to offer.  According to the designer, Rudy Barbazza, "Rudy Project was created with the firm conviction to improve the performance of athletes all over the world".

Mike's favourite Rudy Project frame is the Gozen.  Mike explains why he enjoys wearing the shades so much by saying:

"Rudy Project is a line of specialty performance sunglasses.  From as diverse a range of sports as skiing, to cycling, and even target shooting, Rudy Project works with athletes to design each frame.  What really sets Rudy Project apart from other sport brands, and the reason it's the only such line that Spectacle carries, is the wide range of prescription lens options.  For most prescriptions, Rudy Project offers countless different lens options in polarized, photochromic, mirrored, and every possible colour combination."

The Gozen Model

"And because you can fashion multiple sets of lenses for different activities and lighting environments, Rudy Project frames are completely interchangeable.  My personal favourite shape is the Gozen style in black with polarized lenses because I can snap up the brow and pop in any other lens colour I want.  That, and because they make me look like the action hero I secretly am... "

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Rudy Project eyewear is available exclusively at our Yonge St. boutique.

Wednesday, December 5

Brand New Face a Face Eyewear at Spectacle!

Spectacle's Queen St. boutique just received some new Face a Face eyewear! Face a Face is a French company which draws inspiration from architecture. According to the designers themselves, "The right shape helps to improve and to harmonize human relationships - relying on this statement, Pascal Jaulent and Nadine Roth created Face à Face in 1995".




The new styles from Face a Face are modern, lightweight, and colourful.  The new frames and other stylish Face a Face eyeglasses are available now at Spectacle!

Tuesday, December 4

Kira Loves REIZ!

Kira chose her favourite eyeglasses of the year and REIZ won!  She chose the Elbe model to write about for its cool shape and colour.

Kira explains in her own words why she enjoys wearing the Elbe so much: "I know that my personal style has evolved drastically over the years and I have redefined different ways to express myself to the world through how I look.  I love REIZ as it has also done exactly that.  They believe that glasses should be more than just a simple function in that they should be a means of personal expression as well.  Be who you want and wear it well - I can live with that."

REIZ creates both eyeglasses and sunglasses by using a range of colours and mixtures of acetate.  They are very complimentary on all face types and REIZ truly makes something for everybody!  Come by our Queen St. West boutique and see all REIZ has to offer.

Friday, November 30

Spectacle Custom Made Taru & Koli Side Shields!

Spectacle designs and custom makes products for clients on a regular basis, from polishing matte frames to converting eyeglasses to cool, one-of-a-kind shades.  Most recently, we transformed regular Taru & Koli Rushton sunglasses into shades with polarized, blue tinted lenses and leather side shields!

The end result is a fashionable, unique frame that you can't find anywhere else!  You too can look as cool as Spectacle's own Mike.

Style Never Compromises

Come by Spectacle and see what we can create for you!

Thursday, November 29

New, Colourful Anne et Valentin Eyewear Coming to Spectacle!

Spectacle has just received some amazing eyeglasses from designer Anne et Valentin.  The frames mix acetate with titanium and each piece is stunning, bright, and unique!

VADIM 1232


Anne et Valentin is a French line that combines special materials and colour patterns to create eyewear that is different but always in style.  The unique frame shapes make Anne et Valentin eyeglasses instantly recognizable and their new collection is very targeted towards a young, trendsetting demographic.



We have Anne et Valentin at all Spectacle locations so come by soon to take a look - these new pieces are sure to go fast!

Tuesday, November 27

Jenny's Favourite Sunglasses: David Yurman!

David Yurman is an American designer who has worked with some of the world's biggest stars to create their looks.  Celebrity fans include Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Madonna... just to name a few.

Brad Pitt in David Yurman shades

Because of David's huge following it's no wonder why Jenny chose to feature his shades as her favourite sunglasses of the year!

Jenny in David Yurman shades

According to Jenny, "I chose the David Yurman Sun DY058 because of it classic shape.  It's a very limited collection and the David Yurman signature cable pieces on the temple give it a very upscale and posh look."  David Yurman eyewear comes in a variety of shapes and colours so there is something complimentary for every face shape.

David Yurman eyewear is currently available at our Yonge St. boutique.  Come by Spectacle to see our entire collection of the designer's gorgeous pieces!

Friday, November 23

Kelly Loves Her ic! berlin Frames!

Kelly's favourite frames of the year were an easy choice - the Provocante by ic! berlin.  The shape is perfect and it's a very stylish, flattering piece!

Kelly explains her love by saying that "ic! berlin frames are one of the lightest, strongest, and best made frames in the world today.  Wonderfully crafted and architecturally beautiful, these frames don't have screws or solder points which makes them incredibly durable.  I love the edginess of these sunglasses with jeans and a t-shirt and the simplicity of them with a black dress."  

ic! berlin became famous for their hinge that is designed to allow for incredibly easy removal of the temples which is why the frames are so durable.  ic! berlin is also known for personal touches - like Ralph's own phone number engraved on every temple!

Both men's and women's styles are available at all Spectacle locations so come by and view our entire collection!  

Wednesday, November 21

Paul Smith Spectacles: Dandee Frames Now at Spectacle!

Paul Smith Dandee frames are now available at Spectacle!  Paul Smith is a famous British designer who partnered up with Oliver Peoples' founder, Larry Leight, to create his own line of eyewear.  

Colour 1092

The eyeglasses are made of unique acetate colour combinations and each frame has a signature quote engraved on the temple - a staple detail of Paul Smith eyewear.

"Good Day Sunshine" is sketched into each piece

Colour 1313

Spectacle always has a variety of Paul Smith spectacles on hand so come by and take a look!