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TO DO · 11/14/2014

Austin, We Made It

After logging thousands of miles on the highway, the Warby Parker Class Trip has found a new home in Austin.

After logging thousands of miles on the highway, the Warby Parker Class Trip has found a new home in Austin. Starting today, the bus will be comfortably parked at Barton Springs Picnic, a community park that boasts delicious food trucks, picnic tables, covered pavilions, and overall good vibes.

It’s been a long journey since 2012, when the bus first began touring the nation to bring Warby Parker’s showroom experience to life. After a brief pit stop in Dallas, we decided it was time to get those wheels spinning again—and Austin sure seemed like a perfect fit.

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If you’re in the neighborhood, we’d love for you to come by the bus, which is fully equipped with leather sofas, oak shelves, classic reads, special finds, and of course, our full collection of glasses.

Just outside the bus, we have lending libraries featuring books specially chosen by Austin Bat Cave, an Austin-based nonprofit that provides children and teenagers with opportunities to develop their creative and expository writing skills.

1720 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
512.717.7050
Open daily 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

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TO BUY · 11/13/2014

We Spy: Tea Rose Fade

A dusty pink, a foresty brown. When it works, it works, you know? Don’t overthink it.

A dusty pink, a foresty brown. When it works, it works, you know? Don’t overthink it.

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TO READ · 11/10/2014

To Read: Where Are You Going?

Everyone can use a nudge (or kick) in the right direction from time to time.

These titles—each one features a geographical location—are plenty entertaining even if you’re staying put.

Everyone can use a nudge (or kick) in the right direction from time to time.

These titles—each one features a geographical location—are plenty entertaining even if you’re staying put.

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TO BUY · 11/07/2014

We Spy: Eastern Bluebird Fade

Eastern Bluebird Fade’s translucent blue and seasoned brown brings the verve and the chill vibes, which if that wasn’t possible before, it is now. So good.

Eastern Bluebird Fade‘s translucent blue and seasoned brown bring the verve and the chill vibes, which if that wasn’t possible before, it is now. So good.

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TO BUY · 11/04/2014

Introducing the Winter Collection

Winter has a lot going for it: woodsy textures, icy-cold sunshine, any excuse for plaid, the first frost…

Winter has a lot going for it: woodsy textures, icy-cold sunshine, any excuse for plaid, the first frost…

The six new rich tones and eight new shapes from this year’s Winter Collection will help you put your best foot—or face, rather—forward, even in the event of a polar vortex. We mixed stainless steel with acetate, freshened up existing silhouettes with color treatments, and renovated classic shapes for unshakably confident options with a lot a character.

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TO SEE · 10/31/2014

We Love Halloween

No disrespect to other holidays, but we sure do have a thing for Halloween around here.

No disrespect to other holidays, but we sure do have a thing for Halloween around here. And this was put on full display last night at our company outing, which took place at a monster-sized warehouse in Brooklyn.

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The location was kept secret to all employees beforehand, so we were collectively surprised to walk into a surreal childhood fantasy Halloween dream party, filled with taco and pretzel stands, arcade games (with an endless supply of quarters!), black lights, ping pong tables, roller skates, and dance floors. Really, what else could you ask for? Seriously. Anything?

The costumes were just as impressive. Notable ensembles included Pitbull, Jared Leto (two ways), Shakespeare’s Puck (a nod to our office), Warby ParkAir flight attendants, Home Try-On box, Bob Ross, and Gluteneous Maximus (see below).

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Photos by Marielle Sales

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TO BUY · 10/30/2014

We Spy: Revolver Black

What if, it turns out, black is actually the new black? All due respect to orange and all those other hues angling for classic supremacy, but black can’t ever be beat—not when it comes to relaxed vibes with a hint of bookworm.

What if, it turns out, black is actually the new black? All due respect to orange and all those other hues angling for classic supremacy, but black can’t ever be beat—not when it comes to relaxed vibes with a hint of bookworm.

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