This Saturday + Sunday: The shop will be closed, but visit Labrabbit at the Renegade Craft Fair for 30% all frames!

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!

Another Labrabbit exclusive: Lee Allen Eyewear

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!

Labrabbit in Boutiqueville; Shop will be closed May 31st-June 4th

Nikki Dolson from Newcity spent the evening with us last week during our unconventional 2nd Annual Open House event, and made some very interesting observations.  Check out the full article on Boutiqueville, Newcity’s fashion blog.  Thanks, Nikki!

In other news, the shop will be closed from May 31st through June 4th.  Coyote will be hanging out in Baltimore for a few days, likely enjoying the many culinary specialties the city has to offer.  See you again on the 5th!

Racked “Indie 38″ List + Memorial Day Weekend hours

Labrabbit was just named one of the top independent retail shops in Chicago by Racked…awesome!  Our friends at Kokorokoko, Dethrose Vintage, The Vintage Bazaar, and about a half dozen other rad shops also made the list.  Thanks for the inclusion!

And it’s Memorial Day Weekend…party time!  The shop will be open on Friday and Saturday from 12-8 PM as normal, and closed on Sunday and Monday so we can pursue some BBQ disasters of our own.  We’ll resume normal hours on Tuesday.  Have fun this weekend!

HACKS: The 2nd Annual Labrabbit Open House + Best of 2012

It’s been a busy spring here at the shop, and we’re finally getting caught up with work…time to celebrate! We request the pleasure of your company at our 2nd Annual Open House event this Saturday.

In addition to its commercial function, the Labrabbit space also serves as a creative platform, as our window space is transformed in the latest in a series of forward-thinking installations. This time around we present “Hacked Memories,” an interactive media experience by Maria Tzeka. We don’t want to spoil the surprise, but the image above might give you a clue.

And what’s a party without food? For this event we move the snacking experience from the shop to the street, as we welcome the Tamalli Space Charros and their food truck/spaceship. As explained by their website, “TAMALLI SPACE CHARROS COLLECTIVE (TSCC) is a mobile tamaleria project inspired by Mexico’s ‘stridentist movement’, and Mexican wrestling sci-fi films. TSCC brings multimedia art and Mexican cuisine into an arena where boundaries will be crossed to explore and reinvent the Chicago food scene and through a social network.” Be sure to check out their website at http://tamallispacecharros.blogspot.com/

Finally, enjoy 30% off our entire stock of ophthalmic frames and sunglasses. See you Saturday!

(P.S. There will be a keg of Daisy Cutter on hand.)

Also, be sure to vote for us in the Chicago Reader’s “Best of 2012″ poll!  Last year we were voted #1 in the city, let’s see if we can do it again.  We work hard to bring the best vintage and contemporary eyeglasses to Wicker Park, but the competition is fierce!  Thanks for your continued support, and especially for supporting a local business.