Eyeglasses correct vision, make people look more intelligent, and when worn upside down, enable a dormant wad of gray matter in the brain to control the Hubble Telescope remotely. Unleash the satellite-wielding capacities of your mind with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $220 toward a pair of regularly priced frames and prescription lenses at the Spectacle Shoppe. The eyewear shop has five locations around the Twin Cities. This Groupon is valid toward a pair of prescription sunglasses, frames, and lenses that are in stock. Groupon buyers also get 25% off the purchase of a second pair.
In business since 1969, the Spectacle Shoppe keeps more than 10,000 frames in stock. Helpful staff members will assist customers in navigating the store’s extensive collection of designer sunglasses (starting at $219), which drops names such as Oakley ($229+), Ed Hardy ($279+), Ralph Lauren ($259+), and Porsche ($399+). Spectacle’s large collection of vintage frames, amassed during midnight heists of defunct factories across the United States and Europe, offers one-of-a-kind finds for shoppers trying to attain an authentic Harry Truman look.
Outside prescriptions are welcome.
The Minnesota Women’s Press named the Spectacle Shoppe its favorite place for funky new specs. Reviews are mixed on service, but shoppers love the selection. Twelve Citysearchers give the Robert Street location an average of 3.5 stars and 12 Insider Pagers give the same location an average of three stars: > * Offering a variety of styles from classic conservative to truly outrageous, The Spectacle Shoppe can help you find the perfect frame for your face. – Minnesota Women’s Press > * I have been to quite a few places looking for glasses and I really like the selection that the Spectacle Shoppe offers. They have a wide variety of funky, traditional, and modern glasses. – Amy W., Robert Street, Insider Pages
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.