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TO READ · 12/23/2015

To Read: Who’s On Your List?

Watch out. Think twice. Discern precisely who’s naughty or nice. For everyone in your life, no matter exactly what they’ve earned, give them their just desserts with these books.

Watch out. Think twice. Discern precisely who’s naughty or nice. For everyone in your life, no matter exactly what they’ve earned, give them their just desserts with these books. (Or an e-gift card. There’s still time.)

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· 12/22/2015

We’re in San Jose!

We’re back, California! And this time we’re here to celebrate our 20th (!) retail store, which opened in San Jose’s Santana Row last Saturday.

We’re back, California! And this time we’re here to celebrate our 20th (!) retail store, which opened in San Jose’s Santana Row last Saturday.

Sara Essex Bradley

Santana Row’s palm-tree lined boulevard, bevy of retailers and restaurants, and always-lively atmosphere are just a few reasons why we chose to be part of this shopping destination. Just like our store, Santana Row offers much more than a space to shop; it’s a place to catch up with friends, relax, and take in the scenery.

Sara Essex Bradley

Our new space takes cues from a classic library. As customers walk into the store, they’ll notice a custom brass entry fixture, along with elegant displays of books, brass library lamps, and white terrazzo tiled floors; in addition, our entire collection of glasses is housed on dark-walnut library shelves. The interior features leather seating (for reading and relaxing) and a selection of books sourced from our favorite independent publishers (also for sale to take home). Also on view: exclusive artwork by designer and artist Jason Munn, who has collaborated with us in our other retail locations.

Sara Essex Bradley

Bonus: We’ve released a limited-edition pair of sunglasses: Baker in Glacier Grey with blue mirrored lenses. Come grab a pair while they’re still around!

Warby Parker Santana Row
334 Santana Row
Suite 1005
San Jose, CA 95128

669.266.7063

Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

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TO BUY · 12/21/2015

We Spy: Blue Heron

Occasionally you come across something so eye-catching that all you can do is gaze from afar.

Occasionally you come across something so eye-catching that all you can do is gaze from afar.

Blue Heron is one of those instances—although, there’s no need to keep your distance.

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TO DO · 12/21/2015

Warby Holiday: Chill Out

The final countdown starts now. Don’t let these last days before Christmas rile you up. Take a sec and give these tunes a listen.

The final countdown starts now. Don’t let these last days before Christmas rile you up. Take a sec and give these tunes a listen.

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TO READ · 12/16/2015

To Read: What Are You Doing for the Holidays?

It’s almost the big day! The big show! Just a few more days ’til Christmas! Settle in for the anticlimax of the holiday season with books for every mood.

It’s almost the big day! The big show! Just a few more days ’til Christmas! Settle in for the anticlimax of the holiday season with books for every mood.

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TO DO · 12/15/2015

Wanna win a gift card? And a custom button?

Of course you do! We’re a bit button-happy over here, and we want to spread the joy.

Of course you do! We’re a bit button-happy over here, and we want to spread the joy.

We’re giving away 3 gift cards this week, starting now!  We’ll send over a selection of buttons, too. Here’s how to enter to win (It involves a small but fun amount of creative input from you):

1. Follow us on Instagram
2. Post an Instagram showing us what would be on your dream button. Is it your enemy? Your frenemy? You with extravagant facial hair? Your pet? The sky’s the limit!
2. Tag #warbyholiday and #contest in your post

 

Terms and conditions here

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TO BUY · 12/14/2015

Winter Editions

A good host deserves a good guest. Be a great one (guest, that is) and say thanks for the hospitality with a Warby Parker Winter Edition. Never been easier to stock that library and stuff that stocking.

A good host deserves a good guest. Be a great one (guest, that is) and say thanks for the hospitality with a Warby Parker Winter Edition. Never been easier to stock that library and stuff that stocking.

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Playing Cards by Fredericks & Mae for Warby Parker, $12.95
In collaboration with design duo Fredericks & Mae
Pick a card, any card—each one is custom-rendered in a cheery variation of blue.

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This Side of Paradise, $15.00
In collaboration with Creative Action Network and Recovering the Classics
Part love story and part postwar Bildungsroman, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel is as classic as ever with new artwork from illustrator Lizzy Stewart.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, $15.00
In collaboration with Creative Action Network and Recovering the Classics
12 stories of crime, puzzlement, analytical reasoning, and 19th-century London. Lizzy Stewart’s cover illustrations capture all that along with heaps of intrigue.

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Trio of Little-Known Classics Notebooks, $25.00
Inspired by the weird and wooly books you might unearth at yard sales and flea markets. We invented the book titles and worked with noted designer Rodrigo Corral, whose always unexpected book cover designs are as eye-catching as they come.

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Reading Animals Stationery Box Set, $35.00
Dreamed up and designed in-house, the set of 12 blank cards features 3 each of a pig, a platypus, a sloth, and a lion—seeking a little cultivation (much like yourself). Envelopes included.

Warby Parker Winter Editions are available at the following stores:

Greene St.
121 Greene Street
(between Prince and Houston)
New York, NY 10012

Lexington
1209 Lexington Avenue
(Corner of East 82nd)
New York, NY 10028

Washington St.
819 Washington Street
(Between Gansevoort and Little West 12th)
New York, NY 10014

Warby Parker Headquarters
161 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor
(Corner of Spring)
New York, NY 10013

Hayes St.
357 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Abbot Kinney
1422 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291

University Town Center
4465 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Buckhead
262 Buckhead Avenue N.E.
Suite C315
Atlanta, GA 30305

W. Armitage
851 W. Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

M Street
3225 M Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20007

Shaw
1924 8th Street N.W., Suite 105
(Corner of 9th Street and Florida Avenue)
Washington, DC 20001

Edgehill
1207 Villa Place
Nashville, TN 37212

Country Club Plaza
307 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112

Newbury St.
83 Newbury Street, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02116

Scottsdale Quarter
15257 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 132
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

(P.S. Our gift cards go great with any of these items, too.)

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