Prepare for a British invasion at Spectacle! This Saturday, June 18th, we are hosting an exclusive Oliver Goldsmith + Claire Goldsmith Trunk Show.
Now in its 90th year, Oliver Goldsmith has always been a family-run business. Famous for its iconic fan base – from Michael Caine and Peter Sellers to Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly – Oliver Goldsmith has been a long-standing staple in the eyewear design world. Enter a new generation: Claire Goldsmith is the great-granddaughter of Oliver Goldsmith who, inspired by her family’s legacy, decided to launch a new era of Goldsmith designs under the title CG Eyewear in 2010, quickly becoming a well-known eyewear label on its own terms.
Now, these two British family lines are coming together for a one-day only event at Spectacle so shoppers can experience the timeless, classic, and historic collections of eyewear for themselves.
Refreshments including treats from across the pond will also be served for the occasion!
A throwback video to when Claire stopped by the Queen St. West location for a special event
We are excited to announce that tomorrow, Saturday, June 11th, we will be hosting a special Maui Jim Trunk Show at our Yonge St. location! Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Since then, the brand has become the go-to collection for sun and water-sports fans across the globe due to the line’s advanced frame and lens technologies.
Maui Jim sunglasses are best known for their custom PolarizedPlus2 lenses which offer superior polarization in either SuperThin Glass – a lens option 20% thinner and lighter than standard glass, Mauibrilliant – the brand’s most advanced lens material featuring optics nearly as clear as glass, Mauipure – their most popular lens material combining optics almost as crisp as SuperThin with ultra lightweight scratch and shatter resistance, or Maui Evolution– Maui Jim’s most light-weight scratch and shatter resistant selection.
Join us June 11th to view the entire collection and pick up your own Maui Jim shades for the summer ahead!
Recently, Spectacle partnered with Toronto graffiti artist Elicser to create custom in-store street art inspired by Spectacle’s aesthetic and eyewear. Based on that to run with, Elicser was able to produce 3 unique graffiti images which are true to his nature yet encompass Spectacle in a way which we have never showcased before. Since Spectacle is a Toronto-based company and brand, it was important for us to feature a local artist from Toronto as well.
Elicser’s stylized portraits are a staple of Toronto’s downtown graffiti scene. His work has been described as “dark, mysterious, brooding, and beautiful”, and it is difficult to image the city’s graffiti scene without Elicser’s “bold and affective portraits”. Elicser was also named one of Toronto’s top 10 graffiti artists by BlogTO, and has established himself as a noteworthy name in the graffiti art world.
According to Elicser, he was inspired by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Thisshows through Elicser’s artwork in his use of textures and colour choices. Elicser’s pieces for Spectacle will only be on display for a limited time, so stop by the Queen St. West location soon to check it out! His work can also be found throughout the city, mainly in the area surrounding Graffiti Alley in Toronto’s Fashion District.
Happy Victoria Day weekend from all of us at Spectacle! In celebration, our Queen St. West and Yonge St. locations will be closed on Monday, May 23rd, however our Distillery District location will remain open for all of your eyewear needs!
This weekend also marks a special milestone for Spectacle – it is the anniversary of our Queen St. West shop! Stop by Saturday + Sunday for special treats including customized goodies from Nadege.
Be the first to select from the latest releases by Italian eyewear house RETROSUPERFUTURE and the Australian lifestyle brand Sunday Somewhere!
For this weekend only over May 14th + May 15th, Spectacle’s Queen St. location will house each style, colour, and size from the latest collections. These include the new Tuttolente releases made with ZEISS lenses by RETROSUPERFUTURE as well as the Daydream Believers collection from Sunday Somewhere. It’s the perfect time to pick out your 2016 shades and be prepared for the sunny days ahead.