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· July 23rd, 2014

TO BUY · 01/15/2014

Introducing the Palm Canyon Collection

And now, for something different…

We’re dreaming of windows-down temperatures and sunnier days. (Aren’t you?)

And now, for something different…

We’re dreaming of windows-down temperatures and sunnier days. (Aren’t you?)

Warmer getaways inspired us to refresh that essential vacation item: a nice pair of frames. That’s why we’re pleased to bring you some of our favorite shapes, updated in a Palm Springs palette of mesquite, acacia, ironwood, and sand. Think: Steve McQueen and Neile Adams sunning in midday heat, midcentury architecture, and vivid, expansive landscapes…

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In optical and sun: Duckworth in Painted Desert

Designing and constructing the patterns required a technique that took over a year to perfect, and each pair is distinguished with a unique contrast detail created by melding sheets of woodwork-inspired acetate and tortoise acetate together. No two pairs are alike.

 

Palm Canyon Collection frames are available for $145 online and at stores and showrooms.

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TO READ · 01/15/2014

Annual Report: It Won’t Happen Again

Everybody makes mistakes, we just happened to make a hugely off-base mathematical miscalculation regarding the measurement of our monocles.

Everybody makes mistakes, we just happened to make a hugely off-base mathematical miscalculation regarding the measurement of our monocles.

Oops? It has since been fixed.

We’re not above making goofs and sharing them. Enjoy more snafu reportage in our Annual Report.

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· 01/14/2014

Tech Department Demo Day

Last month, we held an open-house featuring different tech teams sharing a bit about their most recently completed projects or surpassed milestones.

After Customer Experience, Technology is the biggest department at Warby Parker. (Seriously: we’re huge, growing, and busy.) The rest of us—the majority of our non-Tech employees—don’t always keep up with what’s happening over in the tech department so we’re looking for ways to mix with our coworkers and introduce our projects to the less technically-inclined. Demo Day proved just the ticket.

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Last month, we held an open-house featuring different tech teams sharing a bit about their most recently completed projects or surpassed milestones. Each group also shared a fun fact they learned about their other members during the project (those who were working tirelessly behind the scenes on holiday gift cards would take a break and watch COOPCam, the live feed into an associate’s chicken coop) and guests were free to ask any questions they liked. Visitors—including our own co-CEOs and co-founders, Neil and Dave—previewed and tested new products to be released in 2014. Best of all, through these concrete demos, attendees could conceptualize the abstract initiatives and products they’ve heard about in meetings and emails for months. A success all around! (The cheese and meat trays didn’t hurt.)

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· 01/14/2014

Annual Report: Coming to a Gallery Near You

Next up: a Christo-inspired maze featuring abandoned bookcases.

Art can be anywhere you look, even in the hallways among office chairs accumulating dust.

Next up: a Christo-inspired maze featuring abandoned bookcases.

(Kidding, but that’s an idea.)

See what else we were up to last year in our Annual Report.

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TO READ · 01/13/2014

Annual Report 2013: Bow Down

Only Jay Z (okay, and Blue Ivy) gets closer to Beyoncé.

Only Jay Z (okay, and Blue Ivy) gets closer to Beyoncé.

As of January 18, 2013, we have a little something in common with Queen Bey and couldn’t be happier.

See what we mean in our Annual Report. There’s lots more where this came from…

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TO READ · 01/13/2014

Annual Report 2013: Where’s Mrs. Doubtfire?

As you can see, our Halloween party was incredibly low-key.

As you can see, our Halloween party was incredibly low-key.*

*Not so much.

See more costumes—and 364 more days in the life of Warby Parker—in our 2013 Annual Report—right this way.

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TO DO · 01/10/2014

Annual Report 2013: Yogurt Overkill

We might have to instate a Chobani ban.

We might have to instate a Chobani ban.

For more office antics, take a look at our 2013 Annual Report.

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