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· December 07th, 2016

TO BUY · 10/10/2016

We Spy: Cognac Tortoise with Citron

We spy apples, carrots, tomatoes, and gourds
Oh, wow, it’s quite a smorgasbord
There are even eggs, yams, corn, and cinnamon
But the best of all, Winston in Cognac Tortoise with Citron

We spy apples, carrots, tomatoes, and gourds
Oh, wow, it’s quite a smorgasbord
There are even eggs, yams, corn, and cinnamon
But the best of all, Winston in Cognac Tortoise with Citron

This fall, we’re lavishing extra time on all the details that make a frame stand out. Clickity click right here to see even more.

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· 10/07/2016

Take a Peek at Our New Store in Portland

Last week we opened out first-ever store in Portland—and we have to say, it’s a fun one.

Last week we opened out first-ever store in Portland, Oregon—and we have to say, it’s a fun one. Like our current two Warby Parker Annex locations (in Miami and Seattle), this space offers a totally new concept that you won’t find in any other Warby Parker store—or any eyewear shop for that matter. That special element? The Do Good Arcade!

Upon entering the space, customers are greeted by a token machine dispensing custom Warby Parker coins* used for the arcade machines (one dollar = four tokens). Tucked between bays of frames are 8-bit arcade games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Frogger, Donkey Kong, and more. And if you’re just in the mood to play, our second floor will be solely dedicated to gaming. (That’s where the real fun happens.)

The store’s interior is decked out with black and white checkered floors (with hints of our signature Warby Blue throughout), along with open shelving housing our entire optical and sun collections. We turned to two local artists to help bring the store’s arcade theme to life. Above the Reference Desk, you’ll find artwork from the always-vibrant (and Portland-raised!) visual designer Shawna X, who we’ve called on for past collaborations; the second floor features work by Portland-based illustrator Jason Sturgill, whose playful imagery felt just right for the space.

*The Do Good Arcade is powered by tokens that promise victory for all, no matter your high score. 100% of proceeds go to The Right Brain Initiative, a nonprofit organization working to make arts education accessible to every K-8 student in the Portland tri-county region.

Anyways, come shop frames (and play some games)!

ADDRESS
Warby Parker Annex
817 NW 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97210

PHONE
971.352.4998

HOURS
Daily 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

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TO SEE · 10/05/2016

1,000 Pieces of Candy

Want to know a little behind-the-scenes tidbit about our new video, 1,000 Pieces of Candy? Watch it first and then click below. (You should actually watch it first, though—because spoilers follow.)

Want to know a little behind-the-scenes tidbit about our new video, 1,000 Pieces of Candy? Watch it first and then click below. (You should actually watch it first, though—because spoilers follow.)

O.K. here’s the spoiler. See that torrential candy downpour at the end? We made it happen with a rudimentary metal cage-type contraption that spun in circles overhead and released small pieces of candy at close random intervals. It was so low-tech that we might as well have been wearing breeches and woolen stockings.

Every time the director yelled “CUT”, a small army of people ran out with brooms to sweep away the candy and transfer it back up to the machine for the next take.

Movie magic!

And now, for more fun. To help celebrate “1,000 Pieces of Candy”, we’re giving away five pairs of single-vision prescription glasses to five winners. It’s easy to enter: just comment on our Instagram telling us how you’d spend a spare $405 (kinda like the guy in the video). We’ll choose our favorites by Friday, October 7th. GET CREATIVE, GUYS.

(Here are all the rules ’n terms of the contest.)

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TO BUY · 10/03/2016

We Spy: Pearled Tortoise

We spy healthy succulents, treasures from the sea so fair,
New frames in Pearled Tortoise along with feathers dropt from the air,
Bumpy echinoderms that burrow deep underground,
Shiny pearls and pretty little shells to leave you spellbound

We spy healthy succulents, treasures from the sea so fair,
New frames in Pearled Tortoise along with feathers dropt from the air,
Bumpy echinoderms that burrow deep underground,
Shiny pearls and pretty little shells to leave you spellbound

This fall, we’re lavishing extra time on all the details that make a frame stand out. Clickity click right here to see even more.

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TO BUY · 09/30/2016

We Like Your Photos: September 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!

14276478_203735013376459_384406558_n@hellojollygood     Shop Haskell>

14099792_810479535755915_559312207_n@karinstoff     Shop Laurel>

14334656_1370907966271517_1642866655_n@vczrs     Shop Chelsea>

14350504_958532794272316_2048215025_n@tohmifergan     Shop Otis>

14134865_325926931131285_372349302_n@sashaexeter     Shop Raglan>

14099670_296616350702285_1114776324_n@rancenix     Shop Milton>

14262729_924414654329401_424619693_n@clarahutzler     Shop Gellhorn>

14099523_838173486284858_226606679_n@la.fonda     Shop Anders>

14295565_1113519072068244_3027664472928944128_n@jrafaeldomingo     Shop Windham>

Itching to share a photo of your Warby Parker frames? Cool! Tag your Instagram with #warbyparker. (Just make sure your account is public.)

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TO BUY · 09/29/2016

We Spy: Jet Black Matte

We spy a record, a tape or five,
Plenty of cameras to help you archive,
A new pair of frames and flashes abound,
Rolls of film for the aspiring newshound.

We spy a record, a tape or five,
Plenty of cameras to help you archive,
A new pair of frames and flashes abound,
Rolls of film for the aspiring newshound.

This fall, we’re lavishing extra time on all the details that make a frame stand out. Find Moriarty in Jet Black Matte along with other seasonal favorites here.

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TO BUY · 09/27/2016

Introducing Warby Parker + Darcel

We’re launching a very colorful collaboration today! We’ve teamed up with artist Craig Redman and his rotund, one-eyed character Darcel to design a set of limited-edition accessories for our classic monocle.

We’re launching a very colorful collaboration today! We’ve teamed up with artist Craig Redman and his rotund, one-eyed character Darcel to design a set of limited-edition accessories for our classic monocle.

Darcel lives in New York City, wears glasses, and has acerbic wit for days. We love his look and his outlook. Together, we produced a debossed black leather carrying case, a fun, illustrated lens cloth, and a big round eye sticker for sticking on your lens (or your phone, or your forehead, or your fridge).

Check it out.

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