Friday, June 28

More MOSCOT SUN Styles Available Exclusively at Spectacle!

MOSCOT SUN has a brand new collection of 6 exciting styles - and Spectacle is the exclusive carrier of the line in Toronto!  Here is a closer look at 3 of the new pieces.


The CARRINGTON is a feminine round shape that won't overwhelm your face.  It comes in beautiful colours and is great for Summer!

The CARRINGTON in Brown Fade


The DUCHESS is a unique style that looks great on all face shapes.  It's a bold model without being too over sized and makes a great daily, wearable shade.

The DUCHESS in Khaki


The VICTORIA is a gorgeous sunglass inspired by Sophia Loren.  According to MOSCOT, the butterfly-shaped, glamour goddess is so effortlessly chic and stylish, it's the perfect beach accoutrement.

The VICTORIA in Bordeaux

The entire MOSCOT SUN collection is available at all Spectacle locations now so come by and take a look soon!

Thursday, June 27

Christian Louboutin Exhibit on Now at Design Exchange!

Christian Louboutin is a high fashion designer from France and you'd probably recognize his shoes by their signature red-lacquered soles.  From now until September 15th, Design Exchange in Toronto is holding a special exhibition in conjunction with The Design Museum London that celebrates the iconic designer's career that has pushed the boundaries of fashion and shoe design.

The exhibit reveals the artistry and theatricality of Louboutin's shoe design from stilettos to lace-up boots, studded sneakers, and bejeweled pumps.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to experience high fashion on a whole new level!

Monday, June 24

The Food Dudes Annual Block Party is Happening This Wednesday!

The Food Dudes annual Block Party is happening this Wednesday at the Muzik Bier Gardens!  This year, the Food Dudes are partnering with Bluebird which is known for celebrating the connection between local artists and food.  Bluebird celebrates cuisine through a variety of ways such as graffiti, photography, sculpture, and more.

Great food, drinks, art, and entertainment will go on from 5pm to midnight and all you need to get in is a non-perishable food item to be donated to Toronto's Daily Bread Food Bank.  If you're interested in attending, send an email to to RSVP but hurry as space is limited!

Sunday, June 23

Spectacle's Chrome Hearts are the Perfect Summer Shades

Chrome Hearts eyewear makes for the ultimate summer accessory.  They're striking and sure to get you noticed. Chrome Hearts sunglasses are all hand-crafted of only the highest quality materials including titanium, silver, and wood like the below models.

FLAVOR SAVER in American Walnut Wood and MOOREHEAD in Macassar Ebony Wood



GRAND BEAST in Macassar Ebony Wood

Chrome Hearts sunglasses are carried at our Queen St. West shop.  Be sure to check out our entire collection soon and pick up one of these show-stopping pieces for yourself.

Friday, June 21

Grey Ant Returns to Spectacle Queen West!

Spectacle is proud to be your exclusive source in Toronto for brand new pieces from American Eyewear brand Grey Ant!  A few months ago, we featured a model called the Status, pictured above. The reception was so positive to this distinct shape that we knew we had to bring in the rest of the collection as soon as it became available. 

The "Berlin" and "Rummy"

The "Houston," featured in Grey, Black, and Ivory.

The "Chat" available in Gold with Grey Tint or Mirrored Silver.

In addition to the large, robust acetate shapes, the collection boasts metal/acetate combinations like the "Notizia" and a distinct cat-eye aviator called the "Chat."


The "Rummy" and the "Berlin."

The "Square."

The "Status" in Tortoiseshell.

Our previously featured model, the "Status" returns in a variety of colours and even a leather-wrapped style in white and black.

The Grey Ant collection is available for your viewing pleasure exclusively at Spectacle's Queen West Boutique!

Thursday, June 20

TD Toronto Jazz Festival Starts Today

Today is the beginning of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.  The festival runs from June 20th until June 29th with events happening throughout the city.  It's known as one of North America's premier jazz festivals and includes performances from Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, and many more.

For more information on Jazz Festival, you can check out the website here.  Enjoy Toronto Jazz Festival 2013!

Monday, June 17

The MOSCOT SUN Collection is Available Now Exclusively at Spectacle!

The MOSCOT SUN collection consists of 6 brand new models.  Here is a close-up look at 3 of the new styles.

The BEAUMONT is a sophisticated sunglass with beveled detail.  It looks commanding and stately on men, and strong and sexy on women.

The BEAUMONT in Bordeaux

The BEAUMONT in Brown Fade

The SHEPARD is elegantly executed with a continuous metal top bar and sporty shape.  The SHEPARD is fancy, casual, and defined.

The SHEPARD in Brown Fade

The SHEPARD in Black

The TANNER is based on vintage motorcycle goggles.  It has the aerodynamic build of a Ducati and it's the perfect sidekick for wherever the road takes you.

The TANNER in Black

The TANNER is Brown Fade

Exclusive MOSCOT models are available now at both the Queen St. West and Yonge St. boutiques, so come by and check them out!

Friday, June 14

Luminato Starts Today in Toronto

Luminato - one of the largest art Festivals in Toronto - begins today!  Luminato is a Festival which brings together and celebrates artists from around the world and Canada.  It runs from June 14th through June 23rd with events sprawling the city featuring music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, and film.

Check out the Luminato website here for more information and a schedule of each event happening throughout the city.

Thursday, June 13

Solar-Control and Magnifier Table Works Like Sunglasses

This table designed by Katherine Semenko works in the same way prescription sunglasses do.  It darkens in the light and also magnifies what's under it by up to 10x.

The design is not for sale yet, however you can follow Katherine Semenko's site here for updates on this and other design projects she has coming up.

Wednesday, June 12

Brand New Reiz Sunglasses are Here for Summer!

Our Queen West Boutique has received a shipment direct from Germany - a collection of new acetate sunglasses by Reiz! 




The STRAHL in Blue and Blonde colours with gradient tints.


Some of the new colous include tortoise patterns in violet as well as blue, along with classic blonde, tortoise and black.

These new pieces like the Sturm and the Strahl feature a wider fit and all will easily accommodate your prescription.  The Reiz sun collection is available at Spectacle Queen West just in time for the official start of summer!