Thursday, July 31

Brand New Saint Laurent Sunglasses Have Arrived at Spectacle - Perfect for a Summer to Fall Transition!

Saint Laurent sunglasses are the perfect mix of style, function, and high-fashion.  The models are colourful and large without being overpowering, and on trend with mirrored lenses and minimal detailing on the temples and frame fronts.

The SL 28 is a clear frame with silver, mirrored lenses

The SL 35 comes in both a black and colourful style

If you're into subtle detailing, the SL 32 is a beautiful oversized model with metallic accents along the brow

SL 24 is another oversized style that suits most face shapes

If you're looking for stylish sunglasses for the switch from Summer to Fall, Saint Laurent may be the perfect pair for you!  The collection is housed at our Queen St. West boutique so come by this weekend the check them all out.

Wednesday, July 23

SUPER x Andy Warhol Self-Portraits Collection Available Now Exclusively at Spectacle

SUPER x Andy Warhol sunglasses with branded microfiber cloth bag

RETROSUPERFUTURE and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts have partnered up on a collaboration of four sunglasses honouring Andy Warhol.  The images printed onto the insides of each model are taken from the artist's Photobooth Self-Portrait series, while the metallic grey acetate on the frame's outside is a nod to old silver gelatin prints used in film photography.

Andy Warhol signature stamped into the temple

Sunglass front in metallic grey

Andy Warhol self-portraits on the eyewear case

The limited edition Andy Warhol collection is super exclusive and only available in Canada at Spectacle!  If you admire Andy Warhol as much as we do, these may be the perfect shades for you. The limited styles are available now at our Queen St. West boutique.

Friday, July 18

Vinylize Eyewear is Available Now at Spectacle!

Vinylize eyewear is now available at Spectacle!  All handmade in Hungary, Vinylize is made using real records and each model is unique in design and pattern.  The concept of Vinylize arose when the founders decided to make eyewear out of recycled materials, and thought using old records would produce interesting styles.

Vinyl cutout

The Corbus

The Ella

The music theme runs through all aspects of the branding including the case - which is designed to mimic a record as well.  The grooves from the old records can still be felt on the frames and are an integral part of the design.  Each of the models are bold and come in a range of shapes.

The Gil

The Mili

The project of Vinylize reminds us to recycle, reuse, and conserve.  The collection is available now at our Queen St. West boutique, so be sure to check it out soon!

Wednesday, July 9

Thierry Lasry x Spectacle Eyewear Collaboration Launch at Spectacle's Distillery District Boutique

Thierry Lasry the French eyewear designer caused a scene at Spectacle in the Distillery District on Thursday June 26th from 7pm - 9:30pm

Thierry Lasry was born to an optician father and mother who was a clothing designer; he was destined for eyewear designer greatness.  His brand was launched in 2006, under the design concept, "futuristic vintage." Loyal fans of his collection include Blake Lively, Madonna, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus - just to name a few.

Spectacle in the Distillery District is one of three locations in Toronto.  Thierry was in the shop for one night only to celebrate his line of eyewear.

The man himself - Thierry Lasry

Hors d'oeuvres at the Thierry Lasry x Spectacle Event

Macarons for the event were provided by Nadege

Thierry was in town to launch a new eyeglass and sunglass model with Spectacle - his first collaboration in Canada.  The models chosen were the Thierry Lasry Lively sunglass & Harry Lary's Primary optical model.

Thierry Lasry x Spectacle Lively

Harry Lary's x Spectacle Primary

The eyewear styles are both made from vintage deadstock acetate and are exclusive to Spectacle.  The pieces are a limited run so each model is rare and unique.

Eyewear, champagne, and macarons

The collaboration styles are each available now at Spectacle!  The exclusive event is also going to be featured on eTalk tonight, Wednesday July 9th, at 7pm.

Thursday, July 3

Bacardi Festival Libre Taking Place This Weekend in the Distillery District!

For one weekend only, The Distillery District is hosting Bacardi Festival Libre - turning the historic area into a licensed patio with Cuban music, food, cigars, and more!  The Festival is free to enter and there will be various stations set up throughout the Distillery where you can have rum beverages and purchase gifts and other items from the market booths.

A map of the Festival area

Musical guests will  include Starving Yet Full, who are playing Friday night and recently played at Toronto's World Pride with Sydney Blu!

The Festival is happening rain or shine, so stop by this weekend and check out the music, art, cuisine, and dancing taking place Friday through Sunday!  Spectacle will be open as well so come by while you're in the area. More information on the schedule and overall event can be found here.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 1

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day from everyone at Spectacle!  To celebrate, all of our locations will be closed today, July 1st. Enjoy the holiday and see you tomorrow!