Tuesday, December 31

Happy New Year from Spectacle!

Everyone at Spectacle wishes you a Happy New Year!  We are open today, December 31st, until 4:30pm, and will be closed on January 1st.  We will resume regular business hours on January 2nd.


Thank you for making 2013 such a success.  Have a great New Years Eve & all the best for 2014!




Friday, December 27

Final Weekend of Spectacle's Year End Sale!

This is the final weekend of our annual year end sale!  Make sure to come by any of our 3 locations to get in on some of the best deals of the entire year.


See you soon!




Tuesday, December 24

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Spectacle!

Happy Holidays from everyone at Spectacle!  We will be closed tomorrow, December 25th, and will re-open on Boxing Day.


Enjoy the day with family and friends!

Our Boxing Day hours are:

Lawrence Park and Queen Street West, 11am - 6pm
Distillery District, 11am - 5pm

Remember to stop in to take advantage of our special sale prices!



Thursday, December 19

Art Installations from Around the Globe

While art installations and galleries can be a snooze fest, here are a few interesting, eye appealing installations from around the world that are far from boring.

Exhibit created by visual artist, Ernesto Neto


"Fireflies on the Water" by Yayoi Kasama creates the illusion using various mirrors, lights, plexiglass, and water


"Turbo" installation created by Baptiste Debombourg


"Wastelandscape", created by French artist Elise Morin & architect Clemence Eliard, features
65,000 old CDs hand-sewn together into a 500-square metre surface
Art is everywhere, and every piece is bizarrely beautiful and ingeniously made.

Written by Christina Cheng, Freelance Journalist & Stylist at Spectacle




Tuesday, December 17

Brand New S/S 2014 Thierry Lasry Sunglasses Available Now

The Dirtymindy

New Thierry Lasry styles are available now at Spectacle - just in time for a winter vacation in the sun!  New models include the Tipsy, Glitzy, Mastery, and more.

The Kendry


The Peroxxxy

Thierry Lasry is known for his bold designs and colour patterns.  The shades are all handmade and designed in France with styles including both acetates and fine metals.

The Tipsy


Stop by our Queen St. West location to view all of the new S/S 2014 Thierry Lasry models!



Friday, December 13

Gareth Pugh x Chrome Hearts Collaboration


Experimental British designer Gareth Pugh and Los Angeles-based Chrome Hearts have teamed up on a new collaboration.  Based on three looks from Pugh's collection, the collaboration includes clothing and accessories like shoes and gloves.


The idea came from the mutual respect of craftsmanship and a commitment to product integrity.  According to Pugh himself, "it's the kind of hand done element that exists within the pieces... it's the love of craft that is the thing that actually makes sense between us".


The collaboration is set to launch in January.  If you also love Chrome Hearts eyewear, be sure to stop by Spectacle soon to view our entire collection!

The Chrome Hearts Penetration



Wednesday, December 11

TYPHOON RELIEF FUNDRAISER 'TWAS A SUCCESS



On Thursday, November 21st, a crowd of young creatives in Toronto joined forces to attend a fundraiser for Typhoon Relief in the Philippines, which took place at Hotel Ocho (195 Spadina). Through their collective efforts, they managed to raise over $4000 which was immediately donated to Global Medic on the ground relief work. Every dollar given was helpful as all proceeds were matched by the Government of Canada.


Supporters were asked to donate at least $10 at the door and were able to shop around Hotel Ocho's two-story loft-style lobby as their favourite local shops set up individual booths. A huge appreciation goes out to those who have contributed their time, skills, products and money to help make this event a successful one, including: Hotel OchoNomadBlue Button ShopLost and FoundMIJLOIMM LivingAcquired Taste, and many more. Spectacle also took part in this fundraiser and donated a $150 giftcard.  

We continue to keep the Philippines in our thoughts.


Written by Christina Cheng, Freelance Journalist & Stylist at Spectacle




Thursday, December 5

New RETRO SUPER FUTURE flagship store opens in NYC

 

Founded in 2006, Italian eyewear brand, RETRO SUPER FUTURE, officially opened their global flagship store in New York City last week in the SoHo district. The interior of the store was designed by none other than the SUPER team by creative architect, Andrea Caputo. The cold, industrial, open space contrasts beautifully with the warm, red-brick walls, natural light and light-grain wood tables and furniture — offering a minimalistic, comfortable and inviting space.

 

The brand's entire sunglass and optic collection is showcased neatly throughout the perfectly lined tables, accompanied by their individual respective cases.The shop offers easy access for viewing — giving each client the opportunity to feel, examine and try on the product.


If you're from Toronto and are unable to make a trip to NYC to grab a hold of SUPERS, swing by Spectacle's flagship store located at 752 Queen St. West to view our collection.


SUPER Store New York City
21 Howard St.
New York City
NY 10013, USA

Written by Christina Cheng, Freelance Journalist & Stylist at Spectacle 




Monday, December 2

Spectacle's Year End Sale is On Now!


Spectacle's annual year end sale is officially underway.  Stop by any of our three locations to view our sale pieces and pick something up for the holidays!