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· September 27th, 2016

TO BUY · 09/27/2016

Introducing Warby Parker + Darcel

We’re launching a very colorful collaboration today! We’ve teamed up with artist Craig Redman and his rotund, one-eyed character Darcel to design a set of limited-edition accessories for our classic monocle.

We’re launching a very colorful collaboration today! We’ve teamed up with artist Craig Redman and his rotund, one-eyed character Darcel to design a set of limited-edition accessories for our classic monocle.

Darcel lives in New York City, wears glasses, and has acerbic wit for days. We love his look and his outlook. Together, we produced a debossed black leather carrying case, a fun, illustrated lens cloth, and a big round eye sticker for sticking on your lens (or your phone, or your forehead, or your fridge).

Check it out.

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TO BUY · 09/23/2016

We Spy: Cognac Tortoise with Bermuda Blue

We spy ten shiny jacks and three shimmery dice,
Thirteen milky marbles and lots of play money (nice!),
Plus one pair of glasses in a brand-new hue:
Duckworth in Cognac Tortoise and Bermuda Blue.

We spy ten shiny jacks and three shimmery dice,
Thirteen milky marbles and lots of play money (nice!),
Plus one pair of glasses in a brand-new hue:
Duckworth in Cognac Tortoise and Bermuda Blue.

This fall, we’re lavishing extra time on all the details that make a frame stand out. Find the frame above, along with other seasonal favorites, right here.

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TO BUY · 09/22/2016

Books We Love: “Paradise Lodge” by Nina Stibbe

When Britney Spears sang, I’m not a girl / …not yet a woman, she was describing precisely how half the human population feels from ages 13-17. Such wise words. For a more nuanced treatment of the adolescent years, we recommend Nina Stibbe’s new novel “Paradise Lodge.”

When Britney Spears sang, I’m not a girl / …not yet a woman, she was describing precisely how half the human population feels from ages 13-17. Such wise words.

For a more nuanced treatment of the adolescent years, we recommend Nina Stibbe’s new novel “Paradise Lodge“, which tells the coming-of-age story of a 15-year-old named Lizzie Vogel. Lizzie is British and comes from an intensely chaotic family. In order to obtain a sense of stability and also some pocket money, she takes a job at a local nursing home. Light mayhem ensues. Lizzie also falls in love, is pursued by truant officers for skipping school, is possibly complicit in a death, and helps arrange a wedding.

So much action! This one is a feast for the senses, the brain, AND the funny bone. Add it to your summer—wait, no—fall reading rotation.

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TO BUY · 09/20/2016

We Spy: Melon

We spy a decanter for oil, an orb of grape hue,
A new pair of glasses, a quartz (actually, two),
A container for perfume and a bottletop plug
What’s nicer than crystals? To that we say: [shrug]

We spy a decanter for oil, an orb of grape hue,
A new pair of glasses, a quartz (actually, two),
A container for perfume and a bottletop plug
What’s nicer than crystals? To that we say: [shrug]

This fall, we’re lavishing extra time on all the details that make a frame stand out. Find the frame above (Casey in Melon), along with other seasonal favorites, right here.

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TO MEET · 09/19/2016

What’s In Her Bag: Hester Prynne

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 BUY · 09/15/2016

Books We Love: “Loner” by Teddy Wayne

Campus novels are like pizza. Even when they’re bad, they’re still pretty good. And when they’re great, BOY do they knock us out! Teddy Wayne’s new novel, “Loner”, tells the story of a young man making his way through modern-day Harvard armed only with his wits, his lust, his fear, his Lactaid and his will to escape freshman obscurity.

Campus novels are like pizza. Even when they’re bad, they’re still pretty good. And when they’re great, BOY do they knock us out! Teddy Wayne’s new novel, “Loner“, tells the story of a young man making his way through modern-day Harvard armed only with his wits, his lust, his fear, his Lactaid and his will to escape freshman obscurity.

The book follows young David Federman as he lurks and creeps his way through year one, pursuing an unworthy crush, breaking a heart, losing his virginity, bending the rules, abusing literary theory and committing an act of unspeakable atrocity. College!

Read it if you like David Lodge or Kingsley Amis or Philip Roth or—duh!—Teddy Wayne. Buy buy buy.

 

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TO BUY · 09/13/2016

Introducing Fall 2016

Our motto for Fall 2016, in two words: Details matter. This season’s frames take inspiration from the playful constructions and visual trickery of Surrealist artists.

Our motto for Fall 2016, in two words: Details matter. This season’s frames take inspiration from the playful constructions and visual trickery of Surrealist artists.

From subtle inflections in their silhouettes (an inverted keyhole bridge here, an exaggerated endpiece there) to two-toned laminated colorways and 24-karat gold accents, our new arrivals for the season deliver all kinds of unexpected details. These frames reward a closer look.

We’ve also assembled several assortments of classic frames, grouped by two-tones, rich autumnal hues, mixed-material constructions, and even more like sunglasses—of course—and a very cool set featuring a very good-looking “step” design. Each distinct pair goes great with cozier, cooler days. (They go great with scorchers too.)

 

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