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TO BUY · 10/21/2016

What’s in His Bag: Jay Gatsby

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 · 10/20/2016

Introducing Flash Mirrored Sunglasses

Just for fall, we’ve outfitted some of our favorite sunglasses with flash lenses.

Just for fall, we’ve outfitted some of our favorite sunglasses with flash lenses. This is exciting for a hundred reasons. Here are three of them:

1) Flash lenses reflect the sun’s rays outward and cut down on the amount of light entering the eye. And by “the” we mean “your”. And by “eye” we mean both of them.

2) These sunglasses are really good-looking. Not as good-looking as you, but almost.

3) They’re available right now!

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TO BUY · 10/19/2016

The Glasses-Wearer’s Guide to Halloween

No need to lose your sight on Halloween night or mess with crazy colored contacts. We’ve spent years thinking up (and throwing on) costumes that let us keep our glasses on. Please enjoy this this highlight reel/rich trove of NON-PROPRIETARY inspiration from the Warby Parker office party archives.

No need to lose your sight on Halloween night or mess with crazy colored contacts. We’ve spent years thinking up (and throwing on) costumes that let us keep our glasses on. Please enjoy this this highlight reel/rich trove of NON-PROPRIETARY inspiration from the Warby Parker office party archives:

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Left: Iconically dour American farmhouse couple (wearing Milton in Jet Silver)
Right: Hip-thrusting rock ‘n’ roll legend (wearing York in Jet Silver)

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Left: Amateur corpse re-animator (wearing Percey in Crystal)
Right: Friendly neighborhood aardvark (wearing Begley in Cedar Tortoise)

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Left: Animated widower with heart of gold (wearing Roosevelt in Jet Black Matte)
Right: Your middle-school yearbook photo (wearing Dahl in English Oak)

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Left: Notorious Supreme Court justice (wearing Lilia in Polished Gold)
Right: Hairy distant relative (wearing Phipps in Charcoal Grey)

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Left: Boy wizard with striking forehead scar (wearing Abbott in Heritage Bronze)
Right: ????? (wearing the Colonel Monocle in Whiskey Tortoise)

 

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TO READ · 10/14/2016

To Read: What Sweater Will You Weather In?

The coziest garment with the grossest name, the sweater is fall’s favorite way to dress up your foulest undershirt. Match your inner life with your outerwear and unwrap a great read, after a fashion.

The coziest garment with the grossest name, the sweater is fall’s favorite way to dress up your foulest undershirt. Match your inner life with your outerwear and unwrap a great read, after a fashion.

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TO BUY · 10/11/2016

Leith Clark is Back!

We’re elated to team up with Leith Clark a second time on five new frames. We last collaborated in 2013, finding in her a partner who admires the old and uncommon. She has since launched and edited Violet magazine and continues to invigorate many a runway, red carpet, and editorial with her eye. And now, she’s sharing her aesthetic with us again.

We’re elated to team up with Leith Clark a second time on five new frames. We last collaborated in 2013, finding in her a partner who admires the old and uncommon. She has since launched and edited Violet magazine and continues to invigorate many a runway, red carpet, and editorial with her eye. And now, she’s sharing her aesthetic with us again.

We conspired side-by-side with Leith on a vintage-inspired collection that incorporates rimless frames, filigree, mixed-material constructions (think: gold-plated titanium coupled with premium cellulose acetate), and exposed screws. Leith took our classic silhouettes and exaggerated them—a cat-eye here, a winged temple detail there—for a finale that’s even better than we imagined. Each silhouette is unequivocally “Leith”, possessing that oh-so-special concoction of artistry and charm.

Shop the collaboration>

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TO BUY · 10/10/2016

We Spy: Cognac Tortoise with Citron

We spy apples, carrots, tomatoes, and gourds
Oh, wow, it’s quite a smorgasbord
There are even eggs, yams, corn, and cinnamon
But the best of all, Winston in Cognac Tortoise with Citron

We spy apples, carrots, tomatoes, and gourds
Oh, wow, it’s quite a smorgasbord
There are even eggs, yams, corn, and cinnamon
But the best of all, Winston in Cognac Tortoise with Citron

This fall, we’re lavishing extra time on all the details that make a frame stand out. Clickity click right here to see even more.

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· 10/07/2016

Take a Peek at Our New Store in Portland

Last week we opened out first-ever store in Portland—and we have to say, it’s a fun one.

Last week we opened out first-ever store in Portland, Oregon—and we have to say, it’s a fun one. Like our current two Warby Parker Annex locations (in Miami and Seattle), this space offers a totally new concept that you won’t find in any other Warby Parker store—or any eyewear shop for that matter. That special element? The Do Good Arcade!

Upon entering the space, customers are greeted by a token machine dispensing custom Warby Parker coins* used for the arcade machines (one dollar = four tokens). Tucked between bays of frames are 8-bit arcade games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Frogger, Donkey Kong, and more. And if you’re just in the mood to play, our second floor will be solely dedicated to gaming. (That’s where the real fun happens.)

The store’s interior is decked out with black and white checkered floors (with hints of our signature Warby Blue throughout), along with open shelving housing our entire optical and sun collections. We turned to two local artists to help bring the store’s arcade theme to life. Above the Reference Desk, you’ll find artwork from the always-vibrant (and Portland-raised!) visual designer Shawna X, who we’ve called on for past collaborations; the second floor features work by Portland-based illustrator Jason Sturgill, whose playful imagery felt just right for the space.

*The Do Good Arcade is powered by tokens that promise victory for all, no matter your high score. 100% of proceeds go to The Right Brain Initiative, a nonprofit organization working to make arts education accessible to every K-8 student in the Portland tri-county region.

Anyways, come shop frames (and play some games)!

ADDRESS
Warby Parker Annex
817 NW 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97210

PHONE
971.352.4998

HOURS
Daily 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

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