Thursday, May 31

Spectacle Loves Super!

 The waiting is over! We just got in a fresh shipment of Super sunglasses.  From Rihanna to David Beckham, celebs just love Super sunglasses!

David Beckham in Top Ski
Rihanna in Side View

There are 4 new frames that will be on sale at Spectacle:

Classic Francis
Andrea Francis

Classic Francis in Havana

Limited Edition Matte Black Ciccio

   Super sunglasses work to create cool, stylish frames and they are available now at Spectacle!


Tuesday, May 29

Linda Farrow Luxe Now at Spectacle!

What do some of the most stylish celebrities such as Beyonce and Ashley Olsen have in common?  They all love Linda Farrow!




 Linda Farrow's new Luxe collection is available at our Queen St. West location. The collection has a strong fashion-forward look, with an edgy feel.

LFL 152 / 3

LFL 18 C1

Linda Farrow began her company with the help of her favourite Optician, who also happens to be her husband.  She was among the first fashion designers to treat eyewear as a fashion accessory rather than simply a requirement.


LFL 136 / 5

Linda creates extremely fashionable pieces using high quality materials such as horn, leather, metal - even snakeskin!

LFL 88 / 6

LFL 96 / 3

If you're looking for a high quality, fashionable shade for the Summer months ahead, the Linda Farrow Luxe collection may be the perfect fit!


Friday, May 25

Oliver Goldsmith Mini Icons Collection Available Now

We're loving the new Mini Icons from Oliver Goldsmith ... perfect for the mini fashionistas and future trend setters out there.


 The kids collection is a new release in 2012 at luxury eyewear boutiques such as Spectacle!  The collection is made up of 5 frames from existing Oliver Goldsmith frames.

Glyn
Lord

Bude
Sophia
Carl

The new Mini Icons collection is now available at both the Queen St. and Yonge St. Spectacle locations!


Thursday, May 24

Alain Mikli Design Studio

We came across some interesting shots from inside the Alain Mikli design studio and wanted to share them with you! Easy to see why Alain is considered by many as the "Godfather of Modern Eyewear Design."

Alain Mikli himself!

Hard at work designing

Creating a sketch of some cool frames

Testing the product

For more on Alain Mikli's products, visit his website!

Spectacle Loves Alain Mikli!

Wednesday, May 23

The Royals Love The Distillery District!

Yesterday, Prince Charles and Camilla visited the historic Distillery District.  They took some time to tour the the beautiful area and visit some of our neighboring businesses. Needless to say, the weather was perfect!

Everyone was welcoming!

Some British ladies enjoying the tour!

Prince Charles' and Camilla's big entrance!



The crowd starting to gather in front of Spectacle!


Flowers for Camilla

Even Miss Universe Canada 2012 came out!

Only thing missing on the Prince is a pair of shades.


Sunday, May 20

Happy Victoria Day!

AKA FĂȘte de la Reine for our Francophone friends or May 2-4 for the Canadian beer aficionados out there.


In celebration of Victoria Day, Spectacle's Yonge St & Queen St west locations will be closed on Monday May 21st, however our Distillery District location will be open 12 - 5pm.

If you're in the neighborhood, stop by to say hello...we'd love to see you!



Saturday, May 19

Moonrise Kingdom @ Festival de Cannes!

The latest Wes Anderson movie Moonrise Kingdom premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week and its created a huge buzz amongst our staff.  Not only does the film star Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman & Bruce Willis. Our staff also noticed some great use of eyewear to give the flick a down to Earth feel...

Bruce Willis in Oliver Peoples Sheldrake frames in Beige Crystal

Jared Gilman in a vintage style frame

Jason Schwartzman in Ray Ban aviators
Bill Murray wears an eyeglass similar to the Anderson by Oliver Peoples

The Anderson


If you're in Cannes make sure to check out the movie; if you're in Toronto, then come by Spectacle & try out some sunglasses...it's going to be a beautiful weekend!

Thursday, May 17

Spectacle Loves Motorcycle Enthusiasts

Last night, Spectacle was invited to attend The Spoke Club's Social Series For Men: Motorcycle Diaries event!  It was a great chance to educate the motorcycle enthusiasts about our "biker friendly" collections including ic! berlin, Chrome Hearts, Tavat, and Starck!


Tavat Shades

Mixing & mingling with the crowd

The ic! berlin hinge was a big hit & fits perfectly under most helmets!

Not your dad's Goldwing!

Emma helping some interested customers

Starck sunglasses were also popular with their polarized lenses & bio-hinge.

Tina manning the table.

The great bartender

Emma chatting with more customers

Showcasing some of the goods

 Big thanks to the fine folks at The Spoke Club; It was a great night, fun had by all!