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· April 27th, 2017

TO DO · 04/21/2017

Casting Call!

Tomorrow, we’re opening the Warby Parker Green Room on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. It’s our fourth (count ’em) store in the city—and we’re celebrating with a contest!

Tomorrow, we’re opening the Warby Parker Green Room on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. It’s our fourth (count ’em) store in the city—and we’re celebrating with a contest! But first, a little background:

In a green-screen-powered studio set off from the rest of the space, visitors can record their own 15-second films against a ton of otherworldly backdrops. Anyone who partakes will walk away with a free video in their inbox, ready to share wherever using #warbygreenroom. Our array of backdrops includes…

A tropical aquarium scene
An enormous pepperoni pizza
A fantastical weather map by L.A. artist Alia Penner
A palm tree-lined boulevard (had to!)
And more!

To celebrate, we’re inviting everyone to post their most creative mini masterpieces on Instagram. (Make sure to include #warbygreenroom and #contest when you do!) We’ll be watching, and awarding one lucky winner with any pair of prescription or non-prescription sunglasses they like, plus a print of the original artwork that L.A.-based artist Alia Panner created for the store. (She’s also the mind behind the fantasical weather map background above.)

The full terms and conditions are here. And…action!

STORE ADDRESS
The Warby Parker Green Room
8618 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90069

STORE HOURS
Open daily, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

TO SEE · 04/20/2017

We’re Open at the Pizitz and the Pru!

A couple of weeks ago, we opened up shop inside two iconic buildings in two different cities: the Pizitz in Birmingham and the Prudential Center in Boston.

A couple of weeks ago, we opened up shop inside two iconic buildings in two different cities: the Pizitz in Birmingham and the Prudential Center in Boston.

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We’re super-excited about both spots. Our store at the Pizitz sits in the Pizitz Food Hall, which is great because the food is A+ and trying on frames can work up quite an appetite. Inside, we’ve got a geometric mural that we designed with all our favorites shades of blue—and we’ve got a limited-edition frame, Madison in English Oak with Flash Mirrored Pacific Blue lenses, that you’ve gotta see while it’s still around.

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Our Prudential Center space features a mural of the building’s impressive exterior (lit up with, created just for us by Jason Munn, whom we’ve been lucky enough to work with on a few other stores in Chicago, Austin, and San Jose. We’ve got an exclusive, not-here-forever frame at the store as well: Percey in Charcoal Fade with Flash Mirrored Pacific Blue lenses. (What can we say? We love blue flash lenses.)

If you’re in either city, make sure to swing by and say hi.

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TO READ · 04/19/2017

To Read: How Are You Thinking Green?

Live lightly on the land—after all, you only get one. Marshal your natural resources and pick up these books for a bit of pre-Earth Day reading. (To save the other kind of green, try the library.)

Live lightly on the land—after all, you only get one. Marshal your natural resources and pick up these books for a bit of pre-Earth Day reading. (To save the other kind of green, try the library.)

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· 04/18/2017

New! Exc!t!ng eyeglasses for summer

For our latest summertime (we know, early, but hey, we’re excited!) rollout, we’re introducing three unbeatably flattering shapes in five fizzy, poppy, sun-soaked hues.

For our latest summertime (we know, early, but hey, we’re excited!) rollout, we’re introducing three unbeatably flattering shapes in five fizzy, poppy, sun-soaked hues.

A kaleidoscope of ~crystals~ gives these 1960s-inspired silhouettes—the most classic of classic shapes—a translucent-but-not, totally effervescent glow.

See for yourself!

TO DO · 04/13/2017

The Washi Chronicles: Part 3

Our washi tape fever is still running hot. After tinkering with pictures and numbers, we decided to up the ante and design some rolls with—wait for it—letters.

Our washi tape fever is still running hot. After tinkering with pictures and numbers, we decided to up the ante and design some rolls with—wait for it—letters.

This pattern is a riddle: Rearrange the scrambled characters to get the name of a company that really loves washi tape. (No cheating.)

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TO READ · 04/11/2017

To Read: What’s Your Favorite Spring Flower?

April showers definitely bring flowers—we don’t know why the confusion persists after all these years. Please, consult your climate zone and these helpful guides before beginning your spring plantings. The earth will thank you.

April showers definitely bring flowers—we don’t know why the confusion persists after all these years. Please, consult your climate zone and these helpful guides before beginning your spring plantings. The earth will thank you.

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TO BUY · 04/10/2017

What’s in Her Bag: Anna Karenina

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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