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· June 27th, 2016

TO BUY · 06/24/2016

Books We Love: Chuck Klosterman’s “But What If We’re Wrong?”

Reading Chuck Klosterman books (in general) is like wandering into a party and instantly locking in with the best conversationalist in the room. He is funny! But he is also profound! He asks questions in a way that subtly reframes the way you perceive the world! He is clearly a beacon of rarified knowledge—the sort of person who knows exactly where the good party snacks are located. (“Party snacks” is a metaphor.)

Reading Chuck Klosterman books (in general) is like wandering into a party and instantly locking in with the best conversationalist in the room. He is funny! But he is also profound! He asks questions in a way that subtly reframes the way you perceive the world! He is clearly a beacon of rarified knowledge—the sort of person who knows exactly where the good party snacks are located. (“Party snacks” is a metaphor.)

But What If We’re Wrong?” is Klosterman’s new book, and it delivers all of the above pleasures with many specific added bonuses. As we passed a copy around the office, we learned many useful nuggets. For example, did you know Herman Melville based “Moby-Dick” on the real-life 1839 account of a murderous sperm whale nicknamed “Mocha Dick”? This is a real thing, and it is emblematic of the sort of research Klosterman gleans for his book.

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TO BUY · 06/23/2016

It’s True! We Made an App!

…and it’s available now! (Lots of exclamation points! Sorry, we’re excited.) Download it here.

And, just for this summer (through September 1), when you make any purchase on our app using Apple Pay, there’s a fun gift included.

…and it’s available now! (Lots of exclamation points! Sorry, we’re excited.) Download it here.

And, just for this summer (through September 1), when you make any purchase on our app using Apple Pay, there’s a fun gift included.

We called on Sue Doeksen, Anna Kövecses and Marie Assénat—three artists whose exuberance spells summer—to lend us some of their signature levity and energy. The result is this Apple Pay special offer: a limited-edition batch of pocket-friendly lens cloths.

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TO READ · 06/23/2016

To Read: What Will You Do With All the Extra Daylight?

Now that the longest day of the hottest year yet recorded has passed, staying indoors is the only thing to do. You can find lots to do with ambient light, even if you’re safely out of UV range and reading one of these tomes.

Now that the longest day of the hottest year yet recorded has passed, staying indoors is the only thing to do. You can find lots to do with ambient light, even if you’re safely out of UV range and reading one of these tomes.

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· 06/21/2016

Come and Get It!

Is there any better summertime drink than tart, tongue-tickling fizzy lemonade? Hell nope! Until the end of July, we’ve got delicious, super-refreshing sparkling lemonade from our friends at Spindrift.

Pay what you like (suggested donation: $2, but, y’know, go with your heart!); all cash goes straight to a charity specially selected by each store.

Learn more about the organizations below and find a spot near you! Lemonade’s waiting.

Is there any better summertime drink than tart, tongue-tickling fizzy lemonade? Hell nope! Until the end of July, we’ve got delicious, super-refreshing sparkling lemonade from our friends at Spindrift.

Pay what you like (suggested donation: $2, but, y’know, go with your heart!); all cash goes straight to a charity specially selected by each store.

Learn more about the organizations below and find a spot near you! Lemonade’s waiting.

Buckhead in Atlanta, GA
Charity: Trees Atlanta, a nonprofit that protects and improves the city through planting, conservation, and education

Harbor East in Baltimore, MD
Charity: School 33, a group that promotes Baltimore’s contemporary arts scene and offers art education classes for local kids and adults

Lexington in New York City
HQ and Showroom in New York City
Charity: 826 NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills.

Greene St. in New York City
Charity: GMHC, an organization providing HIV/AIDS care, advocacy, and information about prevention

Bergen St. in Brooklyn, NY
Charity: BARC (Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition), a no-kill shelter that cares for and places abandoned animals in loving homes

Warby Parker Annex in Miami, FL
Charity: Lotus House, a group that provides shelter and other services for area homeless families

Edgehill in Nashville, TN
Charity: Monroe Harding, serving kids in foster care and those transitioning out of foster care

Warby Parker Frame Studio in New Orleans, LA
Charity: Women With a Vision, a health organization serving and advocating for local women

University Town Center in San Diego, CA
Charity: United Through Reading, an organization that provides service members with opportunities to read stories (over video!) to their children during deployment

Scottsdale Quarter in Scottsdale, AZ
Charity: Kids Need to Read, an organization that provides books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the U.S.

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TO BUY · 06/21/2016

We Spy: Melon

A brand-new shape in a brand-new hue, Barrie in Melon is a breath of fresh air (just like the best sort of summer day). Pair with a picnic blanket, a paperback, and a fruity snack for max deliciousness.

A brand-new shape in a brand-new hue, Barrie in Melon is a breath of fresh air (just like the best sort of summer day). Pair with a picnic blanket, a paperback, and a fruity snack for max deliciousness.

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TO DO · 06/20/2016

Today’s the Big Day

If you visit our headquarters or any of our stores, you’ll notice employees are observing a new holiday.

If you visit our headquarters or any of our stores, you’ll notice employees are observing a new holiday: Wear Your Sunglasses at Work Day!

Our store advisors are selling sunglasses while wearing sunglasses; our co-founders are talking about sunglasses while wearing sunglasses; our Social Media team is responding to tweets while wearing sunglasses. It’s sunglasses fever.

Below, some photographic documentation of the madness.

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TO DO · 06/17/2016

Celebrate with Us!

Sure, Monday is the official first day of summer (woohoo!), but it’s also a brand-new holiday that we invented from whole cloth.

Sure, Monday is the official first day of summer (woohoo!), but it’s also a brand-new holiday that we invented from whole cloth: Wear Your Sunglasses at Work Day!

What does that mean? Everyone at Warby Parker—both at headquarters and in retail stores—will be wearing sunglasses at work all day.

You can join the fun too. Here’s how to participate:

1) Politely ask your boss/manager/captain/head honcho if you can celebrate “Wear Your Sunglasses at Work Day.”

2) Wear your favorite pair of Warby Parker sunglasses to work on Monday.

3) Keep them on your face throughout the day—we’re talking during meetings, bathroom trips, lunch hangs, work sessions, naps—ALL of it.

4) Take a picture of yourself wearing the sunglasses and use the hashtag #seesummerbetter

And that’s it! Easy. We’ll see you Monday.

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