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· April 19th, 2015

TO SEE · 04/17/2015

Five Reasons Why We Love Wynwood

A few weeks back we opened a new store in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Here are some of our favorite local gems.

A few weeks back we opened a new store in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. (It looks like a pool inside!)

Not to our surprise, we’ve completely fallen in love in the neighborhood—so much so that we wanted to share a list of our favorite local gems.

1) Wynwood Walls

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Just a light stroll from our shop is Wynwood Walls, a street art mecca that houses some of the most impressive graffiti murals in the world. (Make sure your phone is charged, because there are some solid Instagram photo ops here.)

Another tip: Wynwood Walls doesn’t technically open until 11 a.m., but you can sneak in early if you grab a bite to eat at jugofresh (more on that a bit down).

2) Panther Coffee

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After hearing quite a lot of buzz about this place before we even landed in Miami, we can now attest that Panther Coffee is among the top coffee shops in town. Their cold brew is very tasty, and their empanadas are out of this world.

Chilling tip: If you’re a freelancer type, their patio has plenty of outdoor seating and electrical outlets—perfect for working (on your base tan).

3) Bookleggers

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What goes better with a pair of new glasses than a newish book? Not much, we’d assume. That’s why we love Bookleggers, a mobile library that’s stationed just a few blocks from our store. We would say more, but the photo above is worth a thousand words.

4) Rubell Family Collection

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Unassuming from the outside, the Rubell Family Collection houses one of the largest private contemporary art collections in North America. The space was formerly used as a Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility, which means it’s massive enough to host some pretty great works (think Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, etc.) in a pleasant, roomy environment.

5) jugofresh

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It turns out that Miami is a hot place. Luckily, jugofresh offers cold-pressed juices, feel-good foods, joyous green walls, 90s hip-hop playlists, and a wall of fans. It is a blissful zone.

Local tip: We suggest getting there early and grabbing a table out back, where you have a firsthand view of Wynwood Walls.

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TO BUY · 04/14/2015

Smile, New Orleans

We’re so excited to announce that we just opened the Warby Parker Frame Studio in New Orleans right in the middle of Magazine Street’s beautiful architecture and charming shops.
New Orleans has always been a favorite destination of ours—thanks to the city’s boisterous spirit and vibrant history (and O.K., the cuisine’s pretty great too). Can’t …

We’re so excited to announce that we just opened the Warby Parker Frame Studio in New Orleans right in the middle of Magazine Street’s beautiful architecture and charming shops.

New Orleans has always been a favorite destination of ours—thanks to the city’s boisterous spirit and vibrant history (and O.K., the cuisine’s pretty great too). Can’t wait for y’all to come by.

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We debuted the Warby Parker Frame Studio last fall in Chicago, and we couldn’t think of a finer spot than New Orleans for our sophomore location. Come on by and get your photo snapped by a professional photographer, completely free of charge! It’s a great way to see how your new frames look. Book an appointment online in advance here.

See you soon!

Store hours
Daily, 11:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.

Frame Studio hours
Monday-Friday, 3:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Saturday-Sunday, 11:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.

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TO BUY · 04/10/2015

We’re Publishing A Book

…and it’s available for pre-order right now! What you see right above is the book’s cover. The real thing.

…and it’s available for pre-order (on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and many others)  right now! What you see right above is the book’s cover. The real thing.

About the book: 50 Ways to Lose Your Glasses is an illustrated gift book that reveals the many surreal, insane, glorious, mysterious ways that a pair of glasses can go missing. It’s the ultimate book for anyone who has ever loved and lost a pair of frames.

The book is written by us, illustrated by our talented friend John Lee, and can be pre-ordered RIGHT NOW, which guarantees that you’ll be among the very first to get your paws on it. (It’ll become available in bookstores near you this coming fall, on October 27.)

We’re so excited.

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TO READ · 04/09/2015

To Read: Who Are You?

Whatever your deal, here’s a tale for all, regardless of your name or profession.

Whatever your deal, here’s a tale for all, regardless of your name or profession.

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TO SEE · 04/06/2015

Warby Barker

A few April Fools Days ago, we created a line of Warby Barker frames, you know—glasses for dogs. They were fake, but our canine affection is real.

Last week we commemorated the prank, by hosting a passel of pups at our New York, San Francisco, and Abbot Kinney stores.

A few April Fools Days ago, we created a line of Warby Barker frames, you know—glasses for dogs. They were fake, but our canine affection is real.

Last week we commemorated the prank, by hosting a passel of pups at our New York, San Francisco, and Abbot Kinney stores.WarbyBarkerFrameFamily

The first few folks who came with their dog better-halves took home a box of chew toys and other squeaky treats from our friends at BarkBox.

ResizedWarbyBarkerThere were Arnold Palmers for the humans, and local bakeries provided each store with treats for our four-legged friends.

WarbyBarkerSoloDogAnd who doesn’t love a good photo booth opp? Dogs. Dogs in glasses. Dogs in glasses with boas. We had all of that.

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TO BUY · 04/03/2015

We’re in Wynwood

This past weekend, we opened a new store in Miami—more specifically, the Wynwood Art District.

This past weekend, we opened a new store in Miami—more specifically, the Wynwood Art District. Though this is our first stand-alone location in Miami, we’ve been selling glasses, slinging vintage reads, and offering art-themed bikes rides at The Readery (inside the Standard Spa, Miami Beach) since 2012.

Settling down in the Wynwood Art District made perfect sense from the start: great art, tasty restaurants, and a stable of other like-minded folks. (There are over fifty galleries in the neighborhood!) Lucky for us, we’re located in the heart of it all—right around the corner from The Wynwood Walls on Northwest 25th Street.

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The store itself reflects much of the area’s industrial vibe, but with an added dose of poolside pizzazz thrown in (think swimming pool-patterned floors, tropical plants, and an overhead photo booth that recreates your classic lounging-by-the-water moment.)

Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.

217 NW 25th Street
Miami, FL 33127
786.605.1112

Open daily 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

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TO BUY · 03/30/2015

We Like Your Photos: March 2015

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!

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11078025_686948214764364_692294069_n@blakekathryn     Shop Duckworth>

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10838569_603778549758119_1943689047_n@meregrace     Shop Chandler Ti>

10986410_602274973250835_1077606629_n@coreywolfenbarger     Shop Durand>

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