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· April 28th, 2015

TO READ · 02/17/2015

Books We Love: The Age of the Crisis of Man

HELL yes you can judge a book by its cover. (This cover is glorious and so are the ten chapters inside.)
Mark Greif is a founder of n+1, a small-but-mighty magazine that we stock in our retail stores and have been reading since it first emerged from Brooklyn.
Greif has written elegantly on everything from …

HELL yes you can judge a book by its cover. (This cover is glorious and so are the ten chapters inside.)

Mark Greif is a founder of n+1, a small-but-mighty magazine that we stock in our retail stores and have been reading since it first emerged from Brooklyn.

Greif has written elegantly on everything from Mad Men to exercise to Don DeLillo, and now he has written a book: The Age of the Crisis of Man.

It’s the kind of volume you assign yourself the pleasure of reading over six months in order to emerge a better-armed thinker and observer of institutions, humankind, language, modernism, the social sciences, the arts, and novels by Thomas Pynchon.

Heartily recommended.

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TO READ · 02/14/2015

To Read: How Does Valentine’s Day Make You Feel?

There’s a difference between how you’re “supposed” to feel and how you really feel.

Not particularly amorous today?

That’s A-O.K. “Love” comes in many felt forms (and varying page lengths).

There’s a difference between how you’re “supposed” to feel and how you really feel.

Not particularly amorous today?

That’s A-O.K. “Love” comes in many felt forms (and varying page lengths).

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TO SEE · 02/13/2015

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14 means love, longing, and of course, mountains of glucose.

February 14 means love, longing, and of course, mountains of glucose.

We customized a few pounds of candy hearts for the day. (You should see our list of alternate messages; you can get pretty snide, pretty sexy, and pretty lovey-dovey with just 18 characters.) After lots of deliberation, we settled on a few favorite messages to get the romance going.

XO,

Warby Parker

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TO SEE · 02/12/2015

The smallest biggest parade ever

This month marks our fifth birthday. We’re not quite old enough to start lying about our age, and you only turn five once—so we threw a parade, as one does.

This month marks our fifth birthday. We’re not quite old enough to start lying about our age, and you only turn five once—so we threw a parade, as one does. (We’re also doing a little something more over here.)

One afternoon last week, our company headed to Cortlandt Alley, a very cozy (if you recall) side street downtown with all the necessary parade accoutrements in hand: cotton candy, balloons, rose petals, flags, enthusiasm.

You can catch the whole affair, directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, here.

Below, a few behind-the-scenes shot we’re delighted to share. We had a lot of fun, in case you couldn’t tell.

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select-136-PRGOur fearless leaders Neil and Dave taking their positions

select-125_MKA talented cutester from the marching band getting revved up

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select-162-PRGWhat smiles! (And we hadn’t even tucked into the enormous birthday cakes waiting for us after the parade.)

select-215-PRGThat’s the actual Miss New York twirling the batons trailing behind the show-stopping ballet dancers and a lot of rose petals

Photos by Daniel Arnold

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TO READ · 02/04/2015

To Read: How Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Stick-to-it-iveness is tough. Keep trudging.

These books are just as good motivators and companions as those reminders tacked to your fridge.

Stick-to-it-iveness is tough. Keep trudging.

These books are just as good motivators and companions as those reminders tacked to your fridge.

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TO BUY · 01/30/2015

We Like Your Photos: January 2015

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!

10932095_594296584005694_2133791453_n@wittyhandle     Shop Banks>

10919144_700210420097144_846282127_n@tryshka     Shop Baxter>

891535_1411039599189715_1400223904_n@leneethornton     Shop Durand>

10899164_406869382805984_304240566_n@hhhelenli      Shop Crane>

10932424_642615909176542_1778849034_n @therachelstory     Shop Haskell>

 

10932052_1545607515677713_627300277_n@leevosburgh     Shop Ripley>

 

10946497_633601320079418_1686779193_n@nickpak     Shop Cass, Downing, Haskell, Burke, and Langhorne

 

10914425_1525884454339257_1217578197_n@troxelcreative     Shop Seymour>

 

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TO BUY · 01/27/2015

I SPY…

How about a little game of I SPY with the above photo and some of our Spring 2015 frames? Here goes!
We spy an elephant, an arrow with no bow
Some rats, a cricket, and a buffalo
Six pairs of glasses, an Austrian with a frown
And we spy three bridges (though one is upside …

How about a little game of I SPY with the above photo and some of our Spring 2015 frames? Here goes!

We spy an elephant, an arrow with no bow
Some rats, a cricket, and a buffalo

Six pairs of glasses, an Austrian with a frown
And we spy three bridges (though one is upside down)

Photo: Kate Riley

Shop the Spring 2015 Collection >

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