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· November 01st, 2014

TO SEE · 10/31/2014

We Love Halloween

No disrespect to other holidays, but we sure do have a thing for Halloween around here.

No disrespect to other holidays, but we sure do have a thing for Halloween around here. And this was put on full display last night at our company outing, which took place at a monster-sized warehouse in Brooklyn.

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The location was kept secret to all employees beforehand, so we were collectively surprised to walk into a surreal childhood fantasy Halloween dream party, filled with taco and pretzel stands, arcade games (with an endless supply of quarters!), black lights, ping pong tables, roller skates, and dance floors. Really, what else could you ask for? Seriously. Anything?

The costumes were just as impressive. Notable ensembles included Pitbull, Jared Leto (two ways), Shakespeare’s Puck (a nod to our office), Warby ParkAir flight attendants, Home Try-On box, Bob Ross, and Gluteneous Maximus (see below).

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Photos by Marielle Sales

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TO BUY · 10/30/2014

We Spy: Revolver Black

What if, it turns out, black is actually the new black? All due respect to orange and all those other hues angling for classic supremacy, but black can’t ever be beat—not when it comes to relaxed vibes with a hint of bookworm.

What if, it turns out, black is actually the new black? All due respect to orange and all those other hues angling for classic supremacy, but black can’t ever be beat—not when it comes to relaxed vibes with a hint of bookworm.

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TO BUY · 10/28/2014

Warby Parker x Halloween

After scouting the city’s hottest haunted houses, we cast eight real ghosts to be the faces of our very fake Halloween campaign.

After scouting the city’s hottest haunted houses, we cast eight real ghosts to be the faces of our very fake Halloween campaign.

Grab these glasses before they disappear forever. Wooooahahahaha!!

Quentin in Quartz, Topper in Crystal, Teddy in Revolver Black, Goodney in Revolver Black, Durand in Saddle Russet, Annette in Petal Tortoise, Hardy in Striped Pacific, Haskell in Burnt Lemon Tortoise

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TO BUY · 10/23/2014

We Spy: Rhubarb

If you can’t decide between purple and pink, and you’ve got a taste for the sweet and the studious, have we got a new hue for you: Rhubarb.

If you can’t decide between purple and pink, and you’ve got a taste for the sweet and the studious, have we got a new hue for you: Rhubarb.

What a looker, huh? Very into it.

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TO BUY · 10/21/2014

Warby Parker x 826 is here

Our friends at 826 are pro-imagination, pro-curiosity, and all about the enormous power of reading and writing. We’re fully on board with these things too, and we’re so delighted to continue our ongoing friendship with our newest collaboration with 826NYC and 826LA—and show you what we have up our sleeves.

Our friends at 826 are pro-imagination, pro-curiosity, and all about the enormous power of reading and writing. We’re fully on board with these things too, and we’re so delighted to continue our ongoing friendship with our newest collaboration with 826NYC and 826LA—and show you what we have up our sleeves.

First, a brand-new pair of frames, Kidd, in the ever-classic Revolver Black. Each limited-edition frame is engraved with an edition number (out of 826 pairs produced) and is available in both optical—in honor of their NYC branch— and sunglasses in honor of their branch in L.A. Kidd’s round lenses and keyhole bridge are a natural fit for bookish activities and goofing off. A little intellectual, a lot of fun.

We’re also sponsoring two original publications showcasing students’ work: The Review from 826NYC features poems, short stories, and essays contributed by their program students, and 826LA’s Activity Book, a digest of prompts and projects for kids (and adults!) to fill in. Warby Parker x 826 Kidd frames are available in our New York City and Los Angeles retail stores and online; the books will be sold separately. Proceeds from book purchases go back to 826.

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TO MEET · 10/15/2014

Floor Plan

We love polls. Sometimes we poll our fellow employees about their tastes, preferences, and morning eating habits. Here’s where we share the results. This week’s question: do you eat breakfast?

We love polls. Sometimes we poll our fellow employees about their tastes,
preferences, and morning eating habits. Here’s where we share the results.

This week’s question: do you eat breakfast?

Brand Design Yes

Communications Yes

Product Design Yes

Brand Marketing Yes

Tech Sometimes

Online Experience Yes

Visual Yes

Recruiting Yes

Consumer Insights Yes

Finance No

Social Media No

Creative Services Yes

Social Innovation Yes

Recruiting Yes

Retail No

Customer Experience Yes

Product Strategy Only on Wednesdays (bagels in office!)

Employee Experience No

 

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TO SEE · 10/13/2014

The Surprise, Illustrated

To celebrate the fall collection, a bunch of us got together and made a little video.

Then one of us got extra-inspired and illustrated a few stills from the video.

To celebrate the Fall Collection, a bunch of us got together and made a little video.

Then one of us got extra-inspired and illustrated a few stills from the video.

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Don’t they look great?

(Hat-tip to our good-looking star, Darius!)

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