The Spectacle Shoppe

Glasses
350 Saint Peter Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102 350 Saint Peter Street, Saint Paul Directions
+16516284444
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Report | a year ago
It is a fancy shop that gives the appearance of giving you great service with drinks, chocolates, and a rose for your visit. But I would exchange all of that for a wider selection of brands of frames and service people with more knowledge and expertise with eyes. Be careful and ask a lot of questions before purchasing. I discovered there are no refunds. My only option was to exchange my first purchased pair of glasses for one I liked the shape of far better but was very obviously a cheaper made plastice frame. I was simply out the money from the far more expensive pair I purchased first, literally hundreds of dollars. I ended up down the road, going to the eye shop connected to my eye doctor's clinic and found a fabulous pair of glasses (brand the Spectacle Shoppe did not carry & could not order) and had complete trust in the optician who fit them perfectly to my face for a far less price. It was obvious to me then that a eyeglass salesman is not the same as someone trained in a profession. So in summary, though the groupon gives you some money off a pair of frames, the original price of the glasses they sell is so exorbitant, that it really is not a deal if you are looking for one. This was an expensive lesson for me to learn. Beware.
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Based on the Groupon and the Spectacle Shoppe's websiteI was expecting to get a new pair of glasses for little more than I paid for the Groupon. I paid $40 for the Groupon and was expecting that I'd maybe have to pay $60 for the lenses. But NO! I couldn't walk out of the Spectacle shop for less than $350 in ADDITION to the $40 for the Groupon. And I only had single-vision lenses that were not a very strong (thick lens) prescription! This was a complete scam and I feel really duped. To be fair, I will say that the Spectacle Shoppe did had an great selection of glasses and the staff was super helpful and awesome, but this was no "deal". You'd be WAY BETTER OFF shopping through an on-line vendor such as Zenni Optical.
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Was very pleased with the variety of selections and helpful staff!
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Nice selection. Rose is very helpful. Glasses arrived in four days.
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Excellent Service
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Very very very overpriced frames and lenses. DO NOT PURCHASE groupon. Shame on Groupon for even offering this special. It is not a special at all. I picked out the cheapest frames available and still would have to pay well over $500.00 dollars out of pocket. The specticle shop does not honor insurance either. If I could get me $40.00 back I would put it to good use through other great Groupons out there.
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Amazing selection and encouraging/ helpful staff.
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Have plenty of time to spend there because they have so many frames it takes a long time to look through them all! It's great!
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They are very nice and very helpful It is not a cheap chain and you get great customer service. You will still pay, but with the groupin it becomes manageable.
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They're a pretty great deal Some of the lenses get kinda expensive but if its your style its worth it The customer service was just amazing I love that place
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Entrepreneur and frame designer David Ulrich has cleared the vision of Twin Cities citizens since 1969. Besides creating a wealth of exclusive eyeglasses frames, such as the sleek 8 Below Zero collection and the retro-inspired Studebaker line, Ulrich opened Spectacle Shoppe to serve customers’ optic needs. There, teams of certified opticians accurately assess prescriptions and fashion single-vision, progressive, or bifocal lenses in the in-house lab. Clients confer with the staff to design custom frames or choose from the shop's thousands of one-of-a-kind frames, vintage cat's-eye styles, and double monocles.

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