Friday, May 30

MEC BikeFest is Tomorrow & Spectacle Will Be There!

Mountain Equipment Co-op is holding its annual BikeFest tomorrow in Trinity Bellwoods Park, and Spectacle is returning again this year with a booth!  We have partnered with sport eyewear brand Rudy Project and will be in the park all day showcasing their amazing products.  

There will be displays, giveaways, raffles, and more as well as bike demonstrations from 11am-5pm.  It's going to be perfect weather for a ride in the park, so stop by our booth if you're in the area!

Wednesday, May 28

Brand New & Exclusive Phillip Lim Sunglasses Available Now!

Spectacle has just received a new shipment of Phillip Lim sunglasses!  The line is exclusive to Spectacle and will be housed at our Queen St. West boutique.

Phillip Lim creates eyewear that is stylish and bold as well as more classic models and shapes.  His mirrored lenses are meant to "conjure vision of fading dusk in a baked desert", which he uses in model numbers 17 & 18 (above).

Other styles by Lim include models with bright, pretty acetates as well as round shapes with colourful lenses. Model numbers 7 & 11 show Lim's diversity in his design process.  Phillip Lim's goal is to "provide beautiful, everyday classics accented with a sense of madness" which comes through in his eyewear!  Stop by Spectacle soon to view the collection.

Friday, May 23

Sunglass Season Has Arrived & Spectacle Has You Covered With This Season's Hottest Trends!

Sunglass season has officially arrived, and Spectacle has the perfect style for whatever you're looking for! Whether it's a bold pattern you're after or a classic model, we have something to suit every look.

Gold & Wood sunglasses are a great choice for natural materials

If you're looking for sunglasses made of unique materials, Gold & Wood is perfect for you.  Their styles are bold but classic, and can be worn by both men and women.  Gold & Wood uses only the best woods, horn, and gold available in all of their designs!

Ray Bans have perfected the mirror trend

Mirror lenses are everywhere this Summer season and Ray Ban does a great job with them!  Ray Bans mirrored lenses come in a wide range of colours and are perfect for the Summer festivals ahead.

Face a Face and Thierry Lasry both have bold patterns this season

Face a Face has really started to create some great, bold, colourful sunglasses just in time for Summer 2014. Thierry Lasry is another designer always known for his use of striking acetates and strong shapes.  If you're looking to be noticed this Summer, you can't go wrong with these two collections!

Oliver Peoples and MOSCOT are known for their classic, laid-back, timeless styles

For those of us with a more laid-back style, both Oliver Peoples and MOSCOT are perfect for you.  Their shapes are easy to wear, and the colour options look great on all skin tones.  Both Oliver Peoples and MOSCOT have been around for decades, so you know you're getting a quality, long lasting pair of shades that you can wear year after year!

Stop by Spectacle soon to pick up your favourite sunglasses for Summer 2014!

Wednesday, May 21

Spectacle's New KUBORAUM Window is Up!

Dreamed in Berlin and handmade in Italy.  Our new KUBORAUM window display is up at the Queen St. West boutique.  KUBORAUM eyewear gets its inspiration from masks that are drawn onto the face of the wearer.

According to the brand, "KUBORAUM are masks that highlight our characteristics and are synonymous with emphasis on protection, intimacy, and shelter... the wearer looks at the world through the two lenses of KUBORAUM masks".

Shots from the KUBORAUM party in NYC for VEE Spectacle attended

KUBORAUM is available now at our Queen St. West boutique, so come in soon to check out the bold sunglasses and optical styles!

Sunday, May 18

Happy Victoria Day!

In celebration of Victoria Day, all Spectacle locations will be closed tomorrow - Monday, May 19th.  Enjoy the long weekend and we'll see you Tuesday!


Tuesday, May 13

New, Exclusive Garrett Leight x Waraire Boswell Collaboration Available Now at Spectacle!

Garrett Leight has teamed up with Waraire Boswell to create a unique line of collaboration eyeglasses and shades.  Waraire Boswell is a clothing designer who creates bespoke suits for taller-than-average men and is also the inspiration behind the collaboration!

The collection's 3 styles in both sun and optical

Garrett Leight came up with the idea to produce "larger specs for a grander structure" because of Boswell's suits, and it's all proudly made and designed in the USA.  The exclusive collaboration is currently available at Spectacle's Queen St. West boutique so come by to check it out!

Friday, May 9

Spectacle Showcase at Exclusive Discover Apothic Event!

The event set-up with Cedric Gasaida and others trying on eyewear!

On Wednesday night, Spectacle had the opportunity to showcase some of our best collections at an exclusive event by Apothic Wine - "Discovery Night Out".  The event took place at The Thompson Hotel and we were joined by our Thierry Lasry, Thom Browne, and DITA rep Jason for the evening to promote his collections, as well as La Loop and Spectacle's own Taru & Koli line!

Spectacle's Darren helping out some event attendees

The busy venue!

Thanks to Apothic Wine for the great event and wine throughout the night!

Friday, May 2

Mother's Day is Coming, and La Loops Make the Perfect Gift!

Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 11th!), and this year don't just settle for flowers.  If you want to spoil your mom, La Loop eyewear necklaces make the perfect gift.  The beautiful necklaces are pretty on their own, but also serve a purpose.  The necklaces' hoops are made to hold eyewear so they never fall off and won't be misplaced again!

La Loops either have a loop to hold eyewear, or some models even contain built-in readers (top right)

Select La Loops also come with a gift box!

Spectacle always has a wide variety of La Loops in stock, so come by soon to pick one up.  Your mom is sure to love it!