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· March 23rd, 2017

TO DO · 01/05/2017

Hello, Palo Alto!

We opened our first store in Palo Alto over the holidays, and we couldn’t be happier. The city has been top of mind for us for a while now, and we finally found the perfect spot to set up shop: a beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival building downtown on Ramona Street, built in 1927 and designed by local legend Birge Clark.

We opened our first store in Palo Alto over the holidays, and we couldn’t be happier. The city has been top of mind for us for a while now, and we finally found the perfect spot to set up shop: a beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival building downtown on Ramona Street, built in 1927 and designed by local legend Birge Clark.

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Inside, past a pair of arched entryways, customers will find all our go-to library-inspired design details (think: walnut shelving, terrazzo tiled flooring, and plush leather seating) plus a mural of original illustrations by artist Maira Kalman.

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To celebrate the new space, we’ll be offering a pair Palo Alto-exclusive sunglasses for a limited time: Barkley in Jet Black with blue lenses. You won’t find them online, so come by and see them before they go!

STORE DETAILS
555 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Hours:
Monday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

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TO BUY · 01/03/2017

What’s in Her Bag: Cleopatra

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 · 12/30/2016

We Like Your Photos: December 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!

15337192_1342614879123755_1620772777491431424_n@__trishaisabel     Shop Nesbit>

hero1@ichaazalika     Shop Percey>

15251675_381746362171162_1409952856068325376_n@chkn_nguyen     Shop Henry>

15337129_1800231633548833_512186137222053888_n@bowilliamsphotography     Shop Baker>

hero2@lolohoovs     Shop Percey>

hero3@jacobcoyne     Shop Haskell>

14574139_227945424305416_8611770802733318144_n@sethleno     Shop Durand>

15338354_668746789968414_2348737749541978112_n@adriannanaomi     Shop Dahl>

15258756_1101789239919577_2578279424818413568_n@juliamlesser     Shop Louise>

15306594_1440210326007662_1036290005531623424_n@alexmrice     Shop Chelsea>

15305859_1180392902036618_409208326295912448_n@riannashaikh     Shop Hadley>

14718540_167814197022790_4648215484079013888_n@chelseyburtis     Shop Coley>

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TO BUY · 12/27/2016

What’s in His Bag: Dorian Gray

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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· 12/23/2016

We’re in Yorkdale Shopping Centre!

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve opened our second-ever international store in Toronto! (Which also happens to be home to our first-ever international store, on Queen Street West—what can we say? We love it here.)

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve opened our second-ever international store in Toronto! (Which also happens to be home to our first-ever international store, on Queen Street West—what can we say? We love it here.)

Our new spot is in Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and like our Queen St. W. store, it’s decked out in original work by some of our favorite Canadian artists. An original, text-based piece by Micah Lexier spans the whole façade of the store (see below!); we’ve never done anything quite like it. If you’d like to put Micah’s work in your personal collection, we’ve worked with him on a limited-edition book for sale inside, featuring the very same text.

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Behind the Reference Desk (your reliable one-stop shop for adjustments, styling advice, and answers to all questions), we’ve also got a vibrant original mural from Toronto-based artist Adrian Forrow, whose bright, super-playful sensibility we’re psyched to have in store.

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To celebrate the new space, we’ve got a Yorkdale-exclusive frame on hand: Haskell, one of the exclusive frames from our Queen St. W. opening this summer, now in Striped Pacific with Flash Mirrored Chrome lenses. With its slim temple arms and distinctive dip at the bridge, it’s a real looker—come check it out while it’s still around.

STORE DETAILS
3401 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M6A 2T9

Hours:
Monday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

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TO BUY · 12/22/2016

What’s in Their Bags: A Large Number of Haruki Murakami Narrators

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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· 12/19/2016

Introducing the Pupils Project

As we wrap up the year and look toward 2017, we’re pumped to continue the very critical work of getting more glasses to visually impaired kids.

As we wrap up the year and look toward 2017, we’re pumped to continue the very critical work of getting more glasses to visually impaired kids.

We’ve been at work with DonorsChoose.org to get New York school kids into their very own pairs of glasses. (You can still donate, p.s.) But we’re also in cahoots (the non-devious kind) with a few other partners to reach even more kids.  We’re calling this the Pupils Project. Right now, it’s aimed at stateside students, but we’ve got big plans to increase the scope.

Last year, we began a four-year partnership called Community Schools with the City of New York, Department of Education, and the Office of School Health. 65,000 kids in pre-k through 12th grade at 130 schools will get free vision screenings, eye exams, and glasses (that last part is where we come in).

And through a three-year partnership called Vision for Baltimore, we’re providing glasses to 8,240 pre-k through 8th grade students in 150 public schools. These kids also receive free vision screenings and eye exams thanks to the City of Baltimore, Baltimore City Health Department, and Vision to Learn. John Hopkins University is also involved; they’re conducting a longitudinal study to understand the correlation between the intervention of vision treatment and reading scores. This research will offer a better understanding of the benefits of ensuring access to glasses for children in urban settings. Johns Hopkins will publish their findings with the hopes of influencing public policy at a federal level, and to ensure that glasses are within reach of any child who needs them.

Wanna help a little? (Or a lot?) There’s 12 days left this year. That’s plenty of time to help some kids have a fantastic holiday season. Interested? Here you go.

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