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· December 04th, 2016

TO BUY · 11/08/2016

What’s in His Bag: Hamlet

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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· 11/04/2016

Go Go Grand Central!

Did you hear? We just opened up in Grand Central Terminal, a New York minute ago.
We’ve created a space with mood-boosting diversions for local commuters and far-flung visitors alike. Whether you’re rushing through on-peak crowds, admiring the design (those constellations!), or making your way to the Oyster Bar, our store is filled with exciting …

Did you hear? We just opened up in Grand Central Terminal, a New York minute ago.

We’ve created a space with mood-boosting diversions for local commuters and far-flung visitors alike. Whether you’re rushing through on-peak crowds, admiring the design (those constellations!), or making your way to the Oyster Bar, our store is filled with exciting surprises…

Like partnering with Will Shortz (!!!), crossword editor at The New York Times since 1993, on daily puzzles for this store only—each riddle designed to keep brains teased while we travel to (and from) work. (We have him to thank for entertaining us on so many of our own commutes. You can understand why we’re thrilled.) Stroll by the store to keep yourself sharp and get the answer to yesterday’s puzzle. And don’t worry if you aren’t a regular commuter: we’ll be tweeting out each day’s riddle (find us @warbyparker) along with the answer the following day, plus a new puzzle. The riddles from our first three months will also be consolidated into an anthology, available for sale after they’ve all appeared. (No spoilers.)

We also called on our long-time friend and collaborator Jason Polan to create observational life drawings of commuters while riding Metro North. His drawings—each annotated with the train line and day when the illustration was created—will be available in free custom postcards for this store only. And in case you miss your train or have time to kill before your departure, Jason has also illustrated a custom map (also free, exclusively for this location), appropriately entitled “Ugh you missed your train,” depicting a slew of ways to pass your free moments in Grand Central. His work will also serve as the centerpiece behind our marble Reference Desk, where you can get frame adjustments and one-on-one advice, as well as pick up you orders and ask any questions. Think of it like getting a personalized book recommendation from a librarian: this is where you come for approachable expertise.

Hope to see you soon! In the meantime, enjoy this celebratory playlist for all your commuting and moseying needs.

ADDRESS
Warby Parker Grand Central
25 Grand Central Terminal
New York City, NY 10017

HOURS
Monday–Friday, 8–8
Saturday, 10–8
Sunday, 11–6

PHONE
646.618.8878

 

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TO READ · 11/03/2016

To Read: What’s in Your Horn of Plenty?

Ah, harvest season—nature’s own all-you-can-eat buffet. Set yourself down for a feast at this literary cornucopia. Premium toppings extra, void where prohibited.

Ah, harvest season—nature’s own all-you-can-eat buffet. Set yourself down for a feast at this literary cornucopia. Premium toppings extra, void where prohibited.

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· 11/01/2016

Winter 2016 is Here

Our new Winter 2016 is simultaneously cozy and high-contrast. Three new shapes and a bunch of old favorites come in a palette of sophisticated neutrals, from matte black to airy crystals—with some very good-looking gradations in between.

Our new Winter 2016 is simultaneously cozy and high-contrast. Three new shapes and a bunch of old favorites come in a palette of sophisticated neutrals, from matte black to airy crystals—with some very good-looking gradations in between.

Shop the collection >

TO BUY · 10/31/2016

We Like Your Photos: October 2016

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!

14659415_1822498068029176_8541763819356028928_n@jessebittmann     Shop Chamberlain>

14714376_542199682656799_7731203383503093760_n  @pixelpursuit     Shop Preston>

14596858_701316833350442_9003051355715141632_n @genuinely_aa     Shop Simone>

14574079_1776073145966909_7247810225997086720_n @stuylin     Shop Kimball>

14540406_1829740760575221_8713204070405373952_n @nightbug     Shop Baker>

14359964_1093008577401583_5734964930067562496_n @sarahchambray     Shop Haskell>

14350401_522579064602003_6370194273932935168_n@nour_ishing     Shop Henry>

14624468_328548164162977_7265286928960847872_n@micspecial     Shop Percey>

Itching to share a photo of your Warby Parker frames? Cool! Tag your Instagram with #warbyparker. (Just make sure your account is public.)

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TO READ · 10/27/2016

Books We Love: “Against Everything” by Mark Greif

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a magazine that covered EVERYTHING you wanted to know about in the sharpest and funniest way with no boring articles, no stupid topics, no pictures of reality TV stars, and no perfume samples combining their odors in a miasmic cloud that pollutes the air around you while you (try to) read? Well, there IS a magazine like that. It is called n+1, and it is our secret weapon.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a magazine that covered EVERYTHING you wanted to know about in the sharpest and funniest way with no boring articles, no stupid topics, no pictures of reality TV stars, and no perfume samples combining their odors in a miasmic cloud that pollutes the air around you while you (try to) read? Well, there IS a magazine like that. It is called n+1, and it is our secret weapon. (We carry it in our stores, and you can buy it online too.)

n+1 started publishing in Brooklyn in 2004, and it contains some of the smartest pieces ever written on topics like pop music, TV, dating, email, global warming, Gawker and Elena Ferrante. Among others. One of the four founding editors of n+1 is Mark Greif, a critic and writer whose new essay collection Against Everything is out now. (Pictured above—nice cover eh?)

Against Everything contains some of his finest pieces from n+1, along with his finest pieces from other publications. The essays cover reality television, food, Nas, the cultural significance of gyms, adolescence, Octomom (remember her?), the meaning of life, and like a thousand other things of critical importance. Each piece is devastatingly enjoyable. We recommend with all of our hearts / brains / other organs!

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TO SEE · 10/25/2016

Hello Again, Austin

Big news! We opened a second store in Austin. (Yes, already!) During the year and a half we spent parked here on the Warby Parker Class Trip bus, we realized we’d never be able to settle on posting up in just one neighborhood.

Big news! We opened a second store in Austin. (Yes, already!) During the year and a half we spent parked here on the Warby Parker Class Trip bus, we realized we’d never be able to settle on posting up in just one neighborhood.

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Our new spot is just across town from our store on South Congress, at the brand-new Domain Northside center. When we first heard about Domain Northside, we knew it was something we wanted to get in on—a collection of restaurants and shops that we either already love or are excited to get to know better. We’re so excited to get in the mix.

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Like our first store in Austin, our Domain Northside space is designed in the spirit of a classic library. Think: brass detailing, walnut shelving, suspended globe lighting. Special to this space, though: a cathedral-style domed ceiling (!) and original artwork by Jason Munn.

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To celebrate our new spot, we’ll be re-releasing Caspar in Jet Black with blue mirrored lenses, the Austin-exclusive sunglasses that we first debuted at our S. Congress store. (They’re real lookers—and they’re still limited-edition, so come check them out while you still can!)

STORE DETAILS
11700 Domain Boulevard
Austin, TX 78758

Hours:
Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

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