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· June 28th, 2016

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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TO DO · 06/16/2016

All About That Summertime Spirit

Hurry up already, summer. Please. While the official countdown rolls on, here’s another playlist that’ll tide you over until June 21 (so soon!)—and long after.

Hurry up already, summer. Please. While the official countdown rolls on, here’s another playlist that’ll tide you over until June 20 (so soon!)—and long after.

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TO BUY · 06/15/2016

Today! More Sunglasses!

For our latest collection, we’re going out with a bang, if you can call a whole 14 (!) new styles of sunglasses a bang.

For our latest collection, we’re going out with a bang, if you can call a whole 14 (!) new styles of sunglasses a bang.

Four new shapes—youthful silhouettes Ketchum, Hammond, Dorothy, and Barrie—and five just-out hues—Crystal Aqua, Crystal Fern, Himalayan Salt, Lavender, and Melon—complete a cluster of other tried-and-true lookers remade in a rainbow of colors. Nancy in Lavender and Ormsby in Crystal Aqua with similarly hued lenses (take note of the latter’s mirrored lens) capture a monochromatic mood, and blush is a big thing too: Barrie in Jet Black with rosy lenses and Dorothy in Melon with rose gold mirrored lenses are pretty stunning.

This might be our final rollout for the season, but we’re only just revving up; it’s not even officially summer yet, after all.

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TO READ · 06/13/2016

Books We Love: Kaitlyn Greenidge’s “We Love You, Charlie Freeman”

Consuming Kaitlyn Greenidge’s debut novel is like being coaxed into watching a horror movie by a trusted companion.

Consuming Kaitlyn Greenidge’s debut novel is like being coaxed into watching a horror movie by a trusted companion. You suspected something might be lurking in the shadows, but you pushed on, certain your dear friend wouldn’t set you up. By the time the anxiety simmering in the pit of your stomach turned into quiet terror, it was too late. You got got.

Set in early ‘90s Massachusetts, “We Love You, Charlie Freeman” tells the story of the Freemans, an African-American family hired to teach Charlie—a chimp—sign language. Upon being chosen, the Freemans leave their black neighborhood in Boston and move to the Tonybee Institute in (mostly white) Courtland County. The eldest of the two Freeman children, Charlotte, is not about that experiment life, and she knows that something is amiss from the jump. She’s not wrong, and it’s in her attempt to shed light that the novel speaks to America’s racial proclivities in a way that eviscerates you with its frankness.

Greenidge hasn’t written “We Love You, Charlie Freeman” to comfort you; she wants to be sure you don’t wimp out and watch through your fingers. A true friend for life.

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TO READ · 06/10/2016

To Read: Where’s Your Summer Palace?

Your house is a very, very, very fine house—even if it’s metaphorical. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life for the season, and serve yourself a tall glass of literary refreshment.

Your house is a very, very, very fine house—even if it’s metaphorical. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life for the season, and serve yourself a tall glass of literary refreshment.

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TO READ · 06/06/2016

To Read: I Know a Place…

Hey… come here often? Or go somewhere else? Idylls of the mind, of your youth, or just somewhere you can be for awhile: find them in these books.

Hey… come here often? Or go somewhere else? Idylls of the mind, of your youth, or just somewhere you can be for awhile: find them in these books.

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TO READ · 06/02/2016

To Read: How Will You Afford Your Summer Vacation?

Your upcoming yoga treat will cost you a bundle. Forgoing your daily latte will only bring you a headache and a joyless commute. Here are some painless ways to finance your next adventure.

Your upcoming yoga treat will cost you a bundle. Forgoing your daily latte will only bring you a headache and a joyless commute. Here are some painless ways to finance your next adventure.

 

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