Friday, February 28

Happy Birthday Frank Gehry!


Happy birthday to Canadian icon and one of our favourite architects, Frank Gehry.  Gehry was born right here in Toronto and his buildings, even his personal home, are seen as works of art.  Vanity Fair has proudly labelled Gehry as "one of the most important architects of our age" for his unique, mind-bending, modern creations and style.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles

The Schnabel House in California

The Lou Ruvo Centre for Brain Health

Anne et Valentin also created an eyewear style named after Gehry

Happy birthday Frank Gehry!





Wednesday, February 26

Spectacle Featured in Post City Magazine's March Issue


Spectacle has been featured in Post City Magazine as a Yonge St. Success Story for the second year.  In the article, Spectacle Founder Jag Dhillon explains how he came up with the idea to open a luxury eyewear shop, his inspirations behind Spectacle, and more.

The March 2014 cover

Piece on Spectacle & Founder Jag Dhillon

The article is featured in both the North Toronto Post as well as the Village Post magazines, so pick up a copy today - on newsstands now!




Wednesday, February 19

Barton Perreira's Latest Campaign is Sunny and Fresh for Spring 2014


Barton Perreira has some of the most stunning imagery around, and their latest Spring / Summer 2014 campaign doesn't disappoint.  The video to accompany the photography will also be released shortly, but until then enjoy the preview!





Remember to follow Spectacle's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for all the latest on Barton Perreira, including new models coming soon!




Sunday, February 16

Spending the Day with Family & Friends


All 3 Spectacle locations will be closed tomorrow, Monday February 17th, for Family Day, but don't worry - our Friends & Family Sale is on through to the end of the month!  Enjoy spending the day relaxing with your friends & loved ones and we'll see you Tuesday.



Saturday, February 15

Spectacle's Friends & Family Sale Starts Today!


Spectacle's Friends & Family Sale begins today and runs through to the end of February!  The sale is happening at all 3 Spectacle locations with great offers on both eyeglasses and sunwear at up to 50% off.  Hurry in to pick up something for yourself or a loved one!




Wednesday, February 12

FASHION Magazine's Latest Issue Incorporates an Athletic-Chic Photoshoot


Now that the 2014 Olympics are underway, FASHION Magazine has dedicated a portion of its latest issue to an 'athletic-chic' editorial / commercial-esque photo spread that rounds up some of the best suitable athletic gear in high-fashion style.




The athletic-chic trend is always a hot number when entering the Spring / Summer seasons, so why not get inspired by your favourite Olympians?  Go Canada Go!


Written by Christina Cheng, Freelance Journalist & Stylist at Spectacle.




Thursday, February 6

ic! berlin, KUBORAUM, GLCO, Thierry Lasry, and more featured in the Yolanda Be Cool "All That She Wants" remix video




The latest music video from Yolanda Be Cool, featuring SYF (Starving Yet Full) & Fritz Helder, showcases a ton of eyewear - and it was all pulled from Spectacle.  The song is the classic Ace of Base hit, but with an updated sound and covered by Australian musicians Yolanda Be Cool and Toronto's SYF & Fritz Helder.

The song's cover artwork

Spectacle Exclusive: KUBORAUM's Burnt Mask Collection

Limited Edition Oliver Peoples x Maison Kitsune  & ic! berlin limited edition collaboration with artist Hecking - christian bashir

You can purchase the song on beatport here, along with remixes by Human Life and Walker & Royce.  Stop by Spectacle to pick up a pair of shades from the video that caught your eye - all are available at our Queen St. West boutique!





Tuesday, February 4

The Annual Love 4 A Cure Fundraising Event is Happening Thursday!


Love 4 A Cure, an annual event which raises funds for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, is happening this Thursday at The Courthouse - located at 57 Adelaide St. East.  Spectacle has supported the black tie gala event for the past 2 years, and tickets are on sale now.


The event includes a Bachelor / Bachelorette auction, bar service, entertainment, and a silent auction featuring great sponsors.  If you don't have plans for Thursday night, you can purchase tickets here and have a fun night out all while supporting a great cause!  Check out the video below featuring shots from last year's gala.