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· December 03rd, 2016

TO BUY · 11/30/2016

We Like Your Photos: November 2016

Every month, we’re tagged in bundles of adorable/cute/clever/well-shot photos on Instagram. Here’s a roundup of our favorites. Enjoy!

Every month, we’re tagged in bundles of adorable/cute/clever/well-shot photos on Instagram. Here’s a roundup of our favorites. Enjoy!

14566756_1383321258346797_6509679525918408704_n@graceeee.c     Shop Hadley>

14624462_1882462418649161_3057110803070058496_n@rladyschultz_     Shop Lionel>

14583502_1681229328859290_5136420864677380096_n@livlifenow     Shop Nash>

14733243_182313488889602_6493952472371953664_n@klaireosborne     Shop Leith x Warby Parker>

14583527_693940180781621_3366694747300167680_n@_ashleyschroeder     Shop Durand>

14709514_184494768621504_7915677335582408704_n@vonbrutalstein     Shop Ripley, Otis, and Abbott

15043623_1446473072037435_7536773791720931328_n@rockedfeller     Shop Chamberlain>

Itching to share a photo of your Warby Parker frames? Cool! Tag your Instagram with #warbyparker. (Just make sure your account is public.)

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TO BUY · 11/29/2016

Introducing Warby Parker x Tyler Oakley

It all started with a tweet from Tyler Oakley on May 25, 2013: “@WarbyParker Hi. I want to start wearing your glasses. Can our love-affair start immediately, please?”

It all started with a tweet from Tyler Oakley on May 25, 2013: “@WarbyParker Hi. I want to start wearing your glasses. Can our love-affair start immediately, please?” A few weeks later, Tyler was wearing his first pair of Warby Parker glasses. (The Begley frame, to be exact.)

Three and half years later, we’ve officially taken our relationship to the next level: a collaboration!

Tyler worked with our design team to apply his signature style throughout Stockton, Wilder, and Downing. The result? A collection of three best-selling styles updated in a graphic palette of black hues mixed with pops of contrast tones.

Have a look!

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TO BUY · 11/23/2016

What’s in Her Bag: Emma Bovary

It’s always fascinating to see what a celebrity carries in his or her bag. Keys? Wallet? Gum? Sunglasses? Raw almonds? This series on the Warby Parker blog brings you the inside scoop on all of your favorite stars!

It’s always fascinating to see what a celebrity carries in his or her bag. Keys? Wallet? Gum? Sunglasses? Raw almonds? This series on the Warby Parker blog brings you the inside scoop on all of your favorite stars!

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TO DO · 11/21/2016

Helping NYC kids with DonorsChoose.org

Over the past year, we’ve been working on bringing eye care access and eyeglasses to New York City public school students in need. This is a really exciting project. Even better: you can help!

Since day one, alleviating the problem of impaired vision has been at the heart of not just our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program but it’s at the heart of everything we do here. (Did you know 2.5 billion people around the world need glasses but don’t have access to them? Of these, 624 million cannot effectively learn or work due to the severity of their visual impairment.) Now we’ve gotten together with DonorsChoose.org and National Eye Care to tackle the issue in our very own (metaphorical) backyard of New York City.

What is DonorsChoose.org? Glad you asked. (You may recall our collaboration from a few years back.) It’s a nonprofit crowdfunding platform for teachers that connects citizen donors to classrooms in need of resources, and their dedication to improving the lives of students is pretty amazing.

Over the past year, we’ve been working to bring eye care access and eyeglasses to New York City public school students in need. While conducting vision exams and glasses fittings at local schools, we realized that teachers are often the first to discover when a child needs glasses. (Insights like this often happen spur-of-the-moment, in the field. There are some things you can’t predict from behind a desk!)

Following in the model pioneered by DonorsChoose.org, teachers can now post requests for an optometrist from the National Eye Care network to visit their classroom and administer eye exams. To help things along, we’re matching every dollar raised and donating glasses to any student who needs them. Through a trunk show-inspired setup, students can choose a new pair of glasses that they love and get comfortable with what—for many—will be their very first frame.

This is a really exciting project. Even better: you can help! These classrooms are looking to help kids get glasses. Now wouldn’t that make a nice present? For them and for you.

At the moment we’re focused on high-poverty middle schools throughout New York City. (We’re just getting started—and hope to reach other cities soon.) If you’re a middle school teacher in NYC who would be interested in this, or if you know one, visit DonorsChoose.org to get started, and let them know if you have any questions.

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TO BUY · 11/17/2016

What’s that, a holiday gift guide? Yes, yes, it is.

This holiday season, we’ve assembled a collection of small treasures expressly designed to spread delight far and wide. Heads up: Being the best gift-giver around comes with great power and great responsibility (and hugs. Lots of hugs.).

This holiday season, we’ve assembled a collection of small treasures expressly designed to spread delight far and wide. Heads up: Being the best gift-giver around comes with great power and great responsibility (and hugs. Lots of hugs.).

We’re talking…
Clinkable mugs!
An incredibly cute dog toy!
Colorful lens cloths!
Conversation-starting tote bags!
And of course, the timeless Warby Parker gift card!

(…Oh, and more!)

To sprinkle some additional joy over the season, we asked artist Sue Doeksen to create a visual landscape meant to dazzle the mind and delight the eye. Particularly mind-dazzling and eye-delighting? Gift cards! Order a physical, tangible one and we’ll mail it on over to your recipient with a Sue-designed Rubik’s® Cube for an extra dollop of fun. (You can also send an e-gift card—whoosh, right to the inbox and into their hearts.)

There’s a heap of gifts right over here. And if you’re looking to shop in-person, find a store near you.

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TO READ · 11/16/2016

To Read: What Accent Do You Fake?

If you’re looking to affect an international air of mystery, consider these your first phrasebooks. Just remember: there’s no country for old fakers.

If you’re looking to affect an international air of mystery, consider these your first phrasebooks. Just remember: There’s no country for old fakers.

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TO READ · 11/14/2016

Literary Pet Names

Every pet needs a good name. Perhaps our guide to literary pet names can be of assistance.

Every pet needs a good name. Perhaps our guide to literary pet names can be of assistance.

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