Over the past year, Labrabbit Optics has served hundreds of new customers, introduced three incredible new eyewear brands to Chicago, and more than doubled the number of frames in stock...and was also named "Best Eyewear Shop" by the Chicago Reader for the second year in a row. Labrabbit turned 2 years old this fall, and though business has been too hectic to celebrate until now, the time has come! --Enjoy 30% off all vintage + contemporary frames, including sunglasses-- --Introducing a new window installation by Tegan Brace-- --Complimentary beverages and edibles from the DuckNRoll food truck-- This little storefront has come a long way, and you're invited to celebrate with the rest of the extended Labrabbit family. Be sure to RSVP on the Facebook event page, and join us at 1104 N. Ashland Ave. from 6 to 10 PM...see you Saturday!
Besides finding Labrabbit on Facebook and Twitter, Instagram is a great way to follow what’s happening at the shop and on the block. Be sure to track down Labrabbit (@labrabbitoptics) for regular shop updates, pictures of new stock, and the occasional weird dog photo.
In other news, the shop’s hours have been extended! Labrabbit now opens at 11:00 AM, making it a little more convenient for those who need to drop in during lunch breaks, before work, etc. And this Friday and Saturday the shop will be closed, but our new extended hours will resume on Monday the 24th. See you then!
For the third year in a row, Labrabbit will have a booth at the Renegade Craft Fair on Division St.! As an added bonus, the Vintage Bazaar will be exhibiting adjacent to the street fair, making Wicker Park THE shopping destination for this weekend. Keep in mind that Labrabbit itself will be closed both Saturday and Sunday, however. The good news is, all eyewear at the Labrabbit tent will be 30% off, and the selection of frames will be different each day. A number of vintage aviators are currently being outfitted with polarized lenses just for this event, so there will be plenty of new shades to peruse as well. Drop by, have a beer, and say hey!
We’d like to introduce you to the latest addition to our eyewear family: Lee Allen Eyewear. Labrabbit is honored to be the first and only shop in Chicago to carry this new line of handmade frames from Rhode Island. Be sure to check out their website for more info on this exciting collection of limited edition spectacles. The new wave of American eyewear craftspeople are absolutely killing it…keep up the good work, guys!
Meet our newest brand: Westward Leaning. Crafted in Japan and hand finished in San Francisco, these acetate frames are inlaid with unique materials that reference various milestones in human achievement. In addition to the many different inlays available, there are three colors (black, tortoise, or crystal) and two finishes (matte or gloss) to choose from. As always, we’re more than happy to order anything for you to try on. Labrabbit is the only place in Chicago to carry these amazing sunglasses, so be sure to drop by and take a look.