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· September 23rd, 2014

TO MEET · 08/04/2014

Floor Plan

We love polls. Sometimes we poll our fellow employees about their tastes,
preferences, and reading habits. Here’s where we share the results.

We love polls. Sometimes we poll our fellow employees about their tastes,
preferences, and reading habits. Here’s where we share the results.

This week’s question: what is the last book you read?

Social Innovation The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Retail A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White

Tech Roberta’s Cookbook by Carlo Mirachi

Product Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

Talent Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed by Alexis Ohanian

Online Experience Dior by Dior

Copy The Group by Mary McCarthy

Customer Experience The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Executive Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Consumer Insights Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Finance Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Design Life, on the Line: A Chef’s Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat by Grant Achatz

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· 08/01/2014

Y’ALL: We’re having an ice cream party.

Stop by one of the below stores this Sunday afternoon (August 3) for FREE ice cream and FREE bonus brain freezes.

Stop by one of our stores this Sunday afternoon (August 3, 1-4 p.m.) for FREE ice cream and FREE bonus brain freezes. Plus, a (free, but obviously) look at our newest sunglasses—which are just as tasty but in a different way.  (You can’t lick them.)

Here’s where you can find the free ice cream: Greene St., Washington St., Lexington, Warby Parker Headquarters, The Standard, Hollywood, Newbury St., and Warby Parker Classroom.

See you there, sweetstuff.

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TO BUY · 07/30/2014

We Spy: Black Cherry

When we decided to bring back the Carmichael frame, we knew who to call for a little help.

When we decided to bring back the Carmichael frame, we knew who to call for a little help.

Beck’s recommendation? Go red and black.

 

From our Beck x Warby Parker collaboration, Carmichael in Black Cherry

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TO BUY · 07/29/2014

The Song Reader Album

We’re back with Beck—and this time we’re making music. A whole album of it!

We’re back with Beck—and this time we’re making music. A whole album of it!

Beck’s Song Reader album is the first officially recorded incarnation of the sheet music album he released in late 2012. Produced by Randall Poster and Beck, the 20-track collection features interpretations by Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, David Johansen, Jason Isbell, Fun., Eleanor Friedberger, and many more (including Beck, because DUH).

The limited-edition Carmichael frame has also returned in a new two-toned hue: Black Cherry. And just for good measure, we’ve also released an updated edition of Beck’s Song Reader (the book version) with McSweeney’s.

Click here to give the album a listen or the frame a look-see.

All album sale proceeds will go to 826 National, a non-profit dedicated to cultivating writing skills in students aged 6-18.

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TO MEET · 07/28/2014

12 Questions: Petra Collins

We asked the photographer—she shot our Beacon Collection; pretty, don’t you think?—about teenagers, overalls, and getting the boot from Instagram:

We asked the photographer—she shot our Beacon Collection; pretty, don’t you think?—about teenagers, overalls, and getting the boot from Instagram:

I wake up to my boyfriend’s annoying alarm clock that is on permanent snooze mode in the morning.

I take my coffee black.

My feminist icon is Malala Yousafzai.

My favorite thing about wearing overalls is feeling like a farmer.

The number of times I’ve been kicked off Instagram is once and it made me feel like [EXPLETIVE].

Tumblr is the website I visit most, other than the usual stuff like email.

I never leave home without my phone and a charger.

I love making art.

I looooooove riding in cars listening to music.

Photographing teens forever is my dream.

Right now, I’m listening to If It’s Lovin’ That You Want by Rihanna.

I go to sleep with thoughts of food dancing in my head.

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Photo by Zara Mirkin

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TO BUY · 07/25/2014

We Spy: Lemon

You win some, you lose some.

You win some, you lose some. Hold on tight to our new Nancy sunglasses in Lemon. That yellow hue—with a nice sheen—is a lucky one.

Nancy in Lemon

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TO BUY · 07/24/2014

Introducing the Beacon Collection

Our Beacon Collection was inspired by those completely unplanned evenings out—the 10 out of 10, would-do-business-again kinda nights. (As someone with a much higher range than us would say, “we be all night”.)

Our Beacon Collection was inspired by those completely unplanned evenings out—the 10-out-of-10, would-do-business-again kinda nights. (As someone with a much higher range than us would say, “we be all night”.)

The collection name is a hat-tip to the morning star, which you can catch just after sunset or just before sunrise, depending on the time of year. Our new colors and shapes make similarly fine companions to late night dates, rooftop sunrises, and everything in between.

We enlisted photographer Petra Collins to give our collection a night on the town it deserves. (More of her snaps here.) Petra joined us one June evening for a romp through downtown Manhattan. We ate cannoli, trawled the quiet streets, and stayed up to watch the sun rise.

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