Thursday, May 30

Leisure Society is Coming Soon to Spectacle!

Spectacle is very excited to announce that Leisure Society is going to be coming to our Queen St. West boutique!  The collection is new to Spectacle and is made of the highest quality acetate, titanium, and horn.

The Pfeiffer

The Dartmouth

The Vanderbilt

We are going to be housing both eyeglasses and sunglasses from the line.  For specific release dates, check back here often as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages!

Tuesday, May 28

Eric Moe of Spectacle Featured on The Spectacled Blog

Our very own Eric Moe was featured in a recent post from The Spectacled in his Thom Browne eyeglasses.  The glasses look great on Eric and Thom Browne is known for his timeless designs and high quality eyewear.

TB-006-E is the model worn by Eric

Spectacle houses a vast collection of Thom Browne eyeglasses and sunglasses, so come by and take a look.  Don't forget to check out Eric's post on The Spectacled too!

Friday, May 24

Exclusive, New MOSCOT Has Arrived and is Now Available on Queen St. West!

The ZEV with clip

It's finally here!  Our Queen St. West boutique now carries the highly sought-after MOSCOT collection previously only available at our Yonge St. shop.  Don't worry Yonge St. shoppers - MOSCOT is still available there as well!

We also have the classic LEMTOSH in new colours



The new styles include the entire MOSCOT SUN collection as well as the LEMTOSH CLIPTOSH and others. Spectacle is the exclusive retailer of MOSCOT in Toronto so be sure to come in soon to check it all out.





Keep a close eye on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter for more releases and other exciting announcements from MOSCOT and Spectacle!

Thursday, May 23

Toronto's Hidden City: A Video

Interesting video that documents some of Toronto's most popular and less known areas in one.  The video is part of a project titled Mobility and Mixed Realities by Steve Daniels.  See if you can spot one of our shops!

Wednesday, May 22

New MOSCOT Coming Soon...

Spectacle is getting ready for some exciting new pieces from MOSCOT!  For information on new releases and other MOSCOT news, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages and keep checking the blog!

Monday, May 20

Happy Victoria Day!

In celebration of Victoria Day, Spectacle's locations will be closed today - Monday, May 20th.  Enjoy the great weather and the long weekend!

Friday, May 17

Brand New CAZAL Eyewear Just in Time for the Long Weekend!

Model 163/3

Spectacle received some new CAZAL eyeglasses and shades perfect for the May 2-4.  The shipment included brand new models as well as re-stock of their more popular styles.

Model 643

Model 650/301

Model 643

Model 9042

CAZALs always fly off the shelves so stop in before they're all gone!

Wednesday, May 15

Pointillism Creates a Big Picture of Small Pieces

"We often plough so much energy into the big picture, we forget the pixels."

Johnny Depp

Pointillism art is the technique of using small dots of various colour or contrast and depth to create a larger image.  Here, Stockholm-based artist Philip Karlberg uses the format to create celebrity portraits who are known for their eyewear choices.

How the images are created

Jackie O

Steve McQueen

John Belushi

For more from Philip Karlberg check out his personal website.

Monday, May 13

Spectacle Presents: Our Favourite Things

The Spectacle staff want to share some of our favourite things with you.  Today's staff pick from Kelly is The Silver Linings Playbook.  The book is narrated through Pat Peoples, who moves back into his family home after spending time in a neurology hospital.  Pat thinks he has only been away for a few months, however upon realizing it has actually been years, he struggles to get his life memories together.

The film adaptation of the novel was nominated for 8 Academy Awards with Jennifer Lawrence winning for Best Actress.  Pick up a copy of The Silver Linings Playbook to read this week and look for more of our favourite things coming soon!

Saturday, May 11

La LOOP Eyewear Necklaces Make Great Mother's Day Gifts!

Still looking for a perfect gift for Mother's Day?  Treat your mom to a La LOOP - a beautiful eyewear necklace that keeps her favourite glasses in place.  La LOOP chains are made of luxurious materials such as silver, shells, and horn, and are beautifully decorated. 

We are currently offering no tax on La LOOP eyewear necklaces so hurry in and pick one up for your mom today!

Wednesday, May 8

Brand New Anne et Valentin Styles Available at Spectacle!

Spectacle has received some stunning new Anne et Valentin eyeglasses.  The eyewear comes in both acetate and titanium materials and is available in a variety of colour patterns and styles.

These are available now at our Queen St. West boutique.  The styles are crafted in limited quantities so hurry in soon before they're all gone!

Monday, May 6

Spectacle Celebrates The Leafs with Limited Edition Sunglasses!

Today is the first Leafs home playoff game in years and Spectacle is getting in the hockey spirit with custom made, limited edition blue mirrored Taru & Koli shades!  They're perfect to wear while you're watching the game at Maple Leaf Square or just to top off your blue and white outfit.

Good luck to the Leafs tonight and have fun watching the game!

Friday, May 3

Sneaker Culture at the Bata Shoe Museum

On April 25th, the Bata Shoe Museum opened their latest exhibition, Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture. Out of the Box is the first North American exhibition to showcase the history of sneaker culture and features over 120 sneakers representing the past 150 years. Recognizable sneakers from rap legends Run DMC, sneaker guru Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love and Dee Wells from OSD are also featured gems. A particular highlight is the handpicked sneakers and sketches by Nike designers Tinker Hatfield, Tobie Hatfield, Mark Smith and Eric Avar. 

The exhibition is open now until March 30, 2014.

Written by Christina Cheng, Freelance Journalist & Stylist at Spectacle