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· July 31st, 2014

TO BUY · 07/01/2014

Kimball

Couldn’t you just watch this for hours? You shouldn’t, of course, but man, it’s tempting.

Couldn’t you just watch this for hours? You shouldn’t, of course, but man, it’s tempting.

Kimball in Marzipan Tortoise is just as enthralling when it’s totally still.

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TO MEET · 06/30/2014

CX Fun Facts Poll Results

The Customer Experience team at Warby Parker is our platoon of super-friendly, super-helpful customer service lieutenants standing at the front lines of the company—they answer thousands of emails, phone calls, LiveChats, and social media inquiries every day and make sure our glasses make it safe and sound into the hands of our customers.

The Customer Experience team at Warby Parker is our platoon of super-friendly, super-helpful customer service lieutenants standing at the front lines of the company—they answer thousands of emails, phone calls, LiveChats, and social media inquiries every day and make sure our glasses make it safe and sound into the hands of our customers. We surveyed them to find out more about what makes their team work so efficiently and keeps them so upbeat.

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TO BUY · 06/27/2014

Happy National Sunglasses Day!

Oh, like we’re not going to celebrate it?

Oh, like we’re not going to celebrate it?

We didn’t plan a full-blown jubilee but we’re celebrating the holiday in our own colorful way (or 24 ways, if you’re counting) with a pretty little illustration. This will be tacked up above all our desks soon enough.

Madison in Rum CherryHaskell in Woodgrain Tortoise, Boyd in Marbled Sandstone, Everett in Midnight Blue, Neville in Redwood Ash, Felton in Striped Maple, Crossfield in Polished Gold, Everett in Marine Slate, Hall in Cherry Blossom, Cliff in Woodgrain Tortoise, Piper in Woodland Tortoise, Preston in Blue Marblewood Marcel in Plum Marblewood, Marcel in Aurora, Reilly in Marzipan Tortoise, Banks in Sea Smoke Tortoise, Raglan in Pearled Tortoise, Griffin in Blonde Marblewood, Quimby in Absinthe, Paley in Blue Marblewood, Thatcher in Greystone, Aldous in English Oak, Edgeworth in Sage, Greenwich in Pearl

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TO READ · 06/26/2014

To Read: Do You Need a Vacation?

Everyone—from overburdened wives at the cusp of first-wave feminism to guilty academics to horseback-riding enthusiasts—can use a little vacation from time to time.

Everyone—from overburdened wives at the cusp of first-wave feminism to guilty academics to horseback-riding enthusiasts—can use a little vacation from time to time.

Whatever you’re looking for, sometimes it just takes a getaway to unwind…or get deeper into whatever mess you’ve made.

Start at the top of this flow chart and work your way down to find the next great book on your reading list.

(Relaxation not guaranteed.)

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TO READ · 06/25/2014

One Million

When the very first customer bought the very first pair of Warby Parker glasses, that person started a chain that continues to this moment.

When the very first customer bought the very first pair of Warby Parker glasses, that person started a chain that continues to this moment. For each pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker distributes a pair to someone in need—and this month, we hit a milestone of one million pairs that our customers have put in the hands of people all over the globe.

Want to know how it all works? Right this way.

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TO BUY · 06/24/2014

Introducing Warby Parker x Uncrate

Now for some facts about the car and the sunglasses above…

Now for some facts about the car and the sunglasses above:

1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III (the car)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Traction: rear-wheel drive
Transmission type: manual 5-speed
Curb weight: 2548 lbs
0-60 mph: 8.3 seconds
Top speed: 119 mph
Number produced: 17,712
Valued at: $90,000

Model X1 (the sunglasses)

Created by: Warby Parker x Uncrate
Frame material: black matte acetate
Hinges: three-barrel with Teflon-coated screws
Lenses: lightweight, flexible nylon lenses with hydrophobic Zeiss Ri-Pel coating
Design: bridge, end pieces, and angled teardrop shape inspired by iconic curves of 1960s-era European sports cars
Number produced: 500
Valued at: $145

Pick up the Model X1 frame here.

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TO MEET · 06/23/2014

Desk Job: Mara Isip

A desk can tell you a lot about a person—and we think we’ve got some pretty interesting ones here in our office. These are the stories of our favorites (and the folks who sit behind them).

A desk can tell you a lot about a person, and these are the stories of our favorites. (Desks, that is. And also people.) 

Mara Isip, Senior Graphic Designer

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Summer 2014 creative

“There’s a lot of design debris on my desk, but it always makes a colorful cluster. I collected these Pantone chips to reference the color palette of our Summer 2014 Collection. We use these palettes on everything from the website to the photo shoots to the visual displays in stores. It helps bring it all together.”

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Toy car

“The yellow Mini Cooper was used as a prop on our Home Try-On page. It’s nice to keep something you can fidget/play with at your desk—it helps me think. My dad was a car designer and used to keep car models around the perimeter of his workspace, so it’s kind of a nod to him, too.”

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1922 Collection frame box

“This is the leather block for the 1922 Collection, which we displayed with the frames in-store when the collection launched. I designed the logo that is embossed in it. I kept it because it was the first project I worked on here. It went kind of like ‘Oh hey, we’re launching a new collection inspired by the 1920s next week….go!’ And the rest is history.”

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Thank you card

“I ordered a cat greeting card on Etsy called ‘Jazz Pants’ and received this note from the seller. It reads, ‘Mara, enjoy your Jazz Pants! P.S. I just ordered glasses from Warby Parker— had to mention!’ The note was so nice and personal that I had to hang it up. Support your local cat lovers!”

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Sunglasses

“I tend to wear oversized sunglasses, but prefer if they’re not too overpowering.  Reilly is a good in-between. And I like to imagine they’re named after John C. Reilly.”

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