Wednesday, March 26

Australian Artist CJ Hendry Creates Amazing Art Using Only a Pen and Paper

CJ Hendry is an Australian artist who is quickly gaining recognition for her amazing art displays.  Using only a pen and paper, CJ creates photo-realistic, black and white, large format images.

She focuses generally on high-end fashion objects, such as a Hermes scarf or Louis Vuitton horse, however also draws items such as skulls and shoes in great detail.

The attention to detail that goes into CJ's work is truly incredible and the finished products are remarkably realistic.  For more work by CJ, you can check out her Instagram account here.

Friday, March 21

NEW PRODUCT: CAZAL Caps are Available Now Exclusively at Spectacle

The CAZAL cap in anthracite-tan

BIG News for CAZAL enthusiasts & fans:

Finally, CAZAL has created the apparel to match their frames!  The classic design of CAZAL is now also found in their new caps: A sportive buckleback - made from top quality Egyptian cotton with satin inlay and an ostrich finished leather shield - packed in a useful satin pouch with logo.  Spectacle is the exclusive Canadian retailer of the hats, and we're excited to offer them to you now!

The buckle along the back with logo above

The CAZAL logo plaque on the anthracite-tan style

The CAZAL logo is engraved on a shiny metal plate at the front of the cap.  The cap can be worn year round in both warm and cool seasons, and the styles are available in anthracite-tan and light grey-black.

The grey-black cap option

The CAZAL caps are available for purchase online here - or if you prefer to shop in person, stop by our Queen St. West location to take a look.  The caps are very limited - we were only able to get our hands on a small amount, so hurry in before they're snatched up!  For more information or to reserve yours now, please email us at

Wednesday, March 19

KUBORAUM Pulled from Spectacle Featured in the Latest Issue of FLARE Magazine!

The April 2014 cover of FLARE Magazine

KUBORAUM, an eyewear brand from Berlin, is featured in the latest issue of FLARE Magazine.  The model is Mask K12 and was pulled from Spectacle for the photo shoot!  The K12 by KUBORAUM is an oversized optical style in both Tortoise and Black colourways.

Photo shoot in the April issue of FLARE Magazine

The K12 Mask

KUBORAUM is currently available at our Queen St. West boutique.  KUBORAUM is a line best known for their bold, impact-making eyewear models in both eyeglasses as well as sunglasses.  Drop by Spectacle soon to check out our entire collection!  The April issue of FLARE Magazine is on news stands now.

Friday, March 14

Isabel Marant x Oliver Peoples is Available Now at Spectacle!

Daria in the custom case with frame bag / cloth

The latest collaboration for eyewear brand Oliver Peoples is with French fashion house Isabel Marant.  Isabel Marant is most famous for their clothing and shoe designs and is a popular collection among fashionable celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Katie Holmes, and Anne Hathaway, among others.



The OP x Isabel Marant collaboration consists of two sunglass styles in a variety of bright, vibrant colours. According to Oliver Peoples, "The collaboration sunglasses combine California cool with Parisian chic, resulting in two lightweight styles in pretty, pastel colourways".  The Daria model is an oversized, feminine shape while Matt is a classic aviator style.  The sunglasses are designed to suit most face shapes and are both handcrafted of top quality metal.



The collaboration perfectly combines Oliver Peoples' quality eyewear with Isabel Marant's eye for bohemian-chic, laid back fashion.  We are currently carrying the collection at all three locations, so come by this weekend and take a look!

Wednesday, March 12

Think Warm Thoughts: Brand New Maui Jim Eyewear is Available Now at Spectacle!

The Kolohe Model

Spring is right around the corner, and Spectacle has you covered with a shipment of brand new Maui Jim sunglasses!  The small company which originated selling sunglasses on a Hawaiian beach has grown to be one of the most technologically advanced brands in the industry.

The Bamboo Forest


All Maui Jim sunglass lenses are polarized and feature UV-Ray blocking technology that enhances colour while cutting glare.  They are made for doing all outdoor activities from fishing to jogging and are fashionable while keeping with a sporty theme.

Maui Jim Legends


Maui Jim eyewear is currently available at both our Distillery District and Yonge St. boutiques.  Prepare for Spring with a new pair of colour enhancing, protective Maui Jim shades.

Saturday, March 8

Get Ready for Sun - Oliver Peoples' Latest Collection, OP West, is Currently Available EXCLUSIVELY at Spectacle!

Spring is just around the corner, and we at Spectacle want you to be prepared with new shades.  The Oliver Peoples West collection is the latest release from OP and includes sunglasses for "those who embrace a coastal California lifestyle" - laid back and care free.

The Latigo comes in four colour ways

The sunglass lenses are all polarized, and the collection also includes some mirrored and colourful lenses.  OP West stays true to the Oliver Peoples' heritage of subtlety with no bold logo placements or overly-flashy styles.

The Piedra is a new aviator style sunglass

The San Luis includes four pieces with unique frame and lens colour combinations

The Oliver People West logo design also pays homage to the original OP logo.  As explained by Oliver Peoples, the logo "embodies the spirit of Oliver Peoples and our southern California roots... the Oliver Peoples circle, triangle, and square motif is the point of departure for the Oliver Peoples West logo, seen as a setting / rising sun".

The Oliver Peoples West logo inspiration

The OP West collection is currently exclusive to Spectacle in Toronto, and is now available at all three locations!

Thursday, March 6

New Luxury Fashion Collection CÉLINE is Available Now at Spectacle for S/S 2014!

Spectacle is pleased to announce its first, new collection of S/S 2014: CÉLINE.  CÉLINE's eyewear, including sunglasses and eyeglasses, are all handmade in Italy with the finest materials in a variety of vibrant colour ways.

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CÉLINE gets its design inspirations from 'utility chic' styles and describes their target client as someone who is "sophisticated and modern, with an eye for fashion".  

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CÉLINE's core values - modern elegance, sophisticated nonchalance and minimalism with a twist - fit perfectly with Spectacle's vision of individuality and entwined high fashion and optical function.  As a member of the LVMH group, a top tier portfolio of over 60 prestigious brands, CÉLINE is renowned as one of the most successful high-end fashion brands of our time.

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Spectacle is excited and proud to bring CÉLINE to our flagship location.  We are looking forward to beginning the S/S 2014 season with a new collection as sleek and fashion-forward as CÉLINE.

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Stop by our West Queen West shop soon to view the styles before they're gone!