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· December 19th, 2014

TO BUY · 11/21/2014

Introducing the Warby Parker Frame Studio

Settling down in the Windy City has been on our mind ever since our Class Trip rolled into town in 2012. We’re so happy to be back, Chicago.

Settling down in Chicago has been on our mind ever since our Class Trip rolled into town in 2012. We’re so happy to be back.

Come on by to choose new frames and get your photo snapped by a local, professional photographer, completely free of charge! Bring your friends, relatives, neighbors, props, you name it; it’s the perfect place to stage your holiday card, celebrate a great day out, recreate a favorite editorial, and of course, see how your new frames look. Just book an appointment online in advance (only one person per party needs to sign up). Smile, Chicago.

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Also in the mix: a video jukebox—retro TV set plus VHS player—is a cozy haven for you to relax and choose from a selection of winter and holiday films to play at your leisure. We’re partnering with A&A Studios, a local preserve of photographic history, on a display of rare vintage cameras.

We’ll be open until the spring when our permanent location opens up a few doors down at 851 Armitage Avenue (!).

Store hours
Daily: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Portrait sessions
Monday-Friday, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 11:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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TO READ · 11/19/2014

To Read: Do You Have the Time to Listen to Me Whine?

Great! Pull up a chair and let’s get started.

Great! Pull up a chair and let’s get started.

As always, start at the top, work your way down. The sooner we get started the better: there’s a lot of emotional weight to cover.

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TO DO · 11/14/2014

Austin, We Made It

After logging thousands of miles on the highway, the Warby Parker Class Trip has found a new home in Austin.

After logging thousands of miles on the highway, the Warby Parker Class Trip has found a new home in Austin. Starting today, the bus will be comfortably parked at Barton Springs Picnic, a community park that boasts delicious food trucks, picnic tables, covered pavilions, and overall good vibes.

It’s been a long journey since 2012, when the bus first began touring the nation to bring Warby Parker’s showroom experience to life. After a brief pit stop in Dallas, we decided it was time to get those wheels spinning again—and Austin sure seemed like a perfect fit.

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If you’re in the neighborhood, we’d love for you to come by the bus, which is fully equipped with leather sofas, oak shelves, classic reads, special finds, and of course, our full collection of glasses.

Just outside the bus, we have lending libraries featuring books specially chosen by Austin Bat Cave, an Austin-based nonprofit that provides children and teenagers with opportunities to develop their creative and expository writing skills.

1720 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
512.717.7050
Open daily 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

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TO BUY · 11/13/2014

We Spy: Tea Rose Fade

A dusty pink, a foresty brown. When it works, it works, you know? Don’t overthink it.

A dusty pink, a foresty brown. When it works, it works, you know? Don’t overthink it.

Shop Laurel from our new Winter Collection >

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TO READ · 11/10/2014

To Read: Where Are You Going?

Everyone can use a nudge (or kick) in the right direction from time to time.

These titles—each one features a geographical location—are plenty entertaining even if you’re staying put.

Everyone can use a nudge (or kick) in the right direction from time to time.

These titles—each one features a geographical location—are plenty entertaining even if you’re staying put.

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TO BUY · 11/07/2014

We Spy: Eastern Bluebird Fade

Eastern Bluebird Fade’s translucent blue and seasoned brown brings the verve and the chill vibes, which if that wasn’t possible before, it is now. So good.

Eastern Bluebird Fade‘s translucent blue and seasoned brown bring the verve and the chill vibes, which if that wasn’t possible before, it is now. So good.

Shop more from our Winter Collection >

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TO BUY · 11/04/2014

Introducing the Winter Collection

Winter has a lot going for it: woodsy textures, icy-cold sunshine, any excuse for plaid, the first frost…

Winter has a lot going for it: woodsy textures, icy-cold sunshine, any excuse for plaid, the first frost…

The six new rich tones and eight new shapes from this year’s Winter Collection will help you put your best foot—or face, rather—forward, even in the event of a polar vortex. We mixed stainless steel with acetate, freshened up existing silhouettes with color treatments, and renovated classic shapes for unshakably confident options with a lot a character.

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