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· July 31st, 2014

TO SEE · 06/20/2014

The Warby Parker Classroom is Now in Session

After making its way around the USA—traveling over 8,550 miles—the Warby Parker Class Trip has found a place to call home in Dallas, Texas.

After making its way around the USA—traveling over 8,550 miles—the Warby Parker Class Trip has found a place to call home in Dallas, Texas. (We had been thinking about the barbecue, warm weather, and lone star state hospitality ever since we first rolled through.)

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This past Wednesday marked the opening of the Warby Parker Classroom, our first-ever store in Texas. Inside you’ll find everything you loved about school—independent books, freshly-sharpened pencils, globes, chalkboards, apples—and none of the things you despised: pop quizzes, weird substitute teachers, spitballs. Parked outside, just steps away from the classroom, you’ll find our old-fashioned yellow school bus, complete with leather sofas, oak shelves, and vintage reads.

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There are also glasses everywhere. The classroom and bus are stocked with our entire collection of frames, along with a team of whip-smart Warby Parker Advisors.

To kick things off right, we threw a proper Texas-style party to celebrate the opening. Local folks came out in the hundreds (!) to listen to Dallas band Dovetail, eat barbecue, and partake in some serious games of corn hole and flick football.

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If you’re in the Dallas area, come visit us at 2008 North Henderson Avenue or clickity click on over to our retail page for more information on the store and our showrooms.

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TO BUY · 06/19/2014

13 Questions: Karlie Kloss

Our friend and collaborator Karlie Kloss—model, businesswoman, expert baker, it goes on—tells us what she’s reading, what she’s wearing, and what she does when life gives her lemons.

Our friend and collaborator Karlie Kloss—model, businesswoman, expert baker, it goes on—tells us what she’s reading, what she’s wearing, and what she does when life gives her lemons.

My favorite outfit is simple: my Frame jeans, an Everlane shirt, my Repetto ballet flats, and my Warby Parker glasses. Classic and chic.

The last book I read was #GIRLBOSS.

Brussels sprouts are underrated.

No to processed foods.

When I travel, I always forget to pack my cellphone charger.

I’m secretly good at French.

I’m lost without my iPhone.

Eat a Kookie is the first thing I do in the morning.

My current style icon is Christy Turlington Burns.

My favorite beach is Big Sur.

When life gives me lemons, I make vegan lemon poppyseed muffins.

The last time I ate a Kookie was now. I’m eating a Kookie this very moment.

The secret ingredient is olive oil.

Shop our collaboration with Karlie Kloss.

 

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TO BUY · 06/18/2014

We Spy: Green and Pink

What’s summer without sunglasses? (Squinty.) Sunglasses without summer? (Pretentious.)

What’s summer without sunglasses? (Squinty.) Sunglasses without summer? (Pretentious.) But together—what a fine pair they make!

Just like green and pink.

Above: Quimby in Absinthe

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TO BUY · 06/16/2014

Warby Parker Frame Superlatives, Part 2

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TO DO · 06/13/2014

Dinner with Karlie Kloss

This past Monday, we held a small dinner in a flower shop in honor of our Karlie Kloss kollaboration.

This past Monday, we held a small dinner in a flower shop in honor of our Karlie Kloss kollaboration.

KARLIE KLOSS x WARBY PARKER Collaboration Launch Dinner

Here’s an interesting tidbit for your next trivia night: the space, Fleurs Bella, is owned and run by the artist Marc Chagall’s granddaughter, Bella. Can you think of a lovelier setting? Nearly impossible, we’d say.

KARLIE KLOSS x WARBY PARKER Collaboration Launch Dinner

Surrounded by lush floral arrangements and, of course, the new sunwear, Karlie’s friends and family sat at long farm tables and dined on fresh plates from Danny Amend, the executive chef of Marco’s (not just a delicious restaurant: they’re friends of Edible Schoolyard NYC), and Karlie’s Kookies, her tasty Momofuku Milk Bar snack—hand-delivered by the girl of the hour.

KARLIE KLOSS x WARBY PARKER Collaboration Launch Dinner

Eva Chen and Leandra Medine

KARLIE KLOSS x WARBY PARKER Collaboration Launch Dinner

Karlie and her sister Kimberly

Mondays: not always the worst.

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TO BUY · 06/12/2014

We Spy: Lunar Fade

Some people do not see life in just black and white (or clear, for this instance).

Some people do not see life in just black and white (or clear, for this instance).

For those people, there is Lunar Fade.

Winston in Lunar Fade

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TO READ · 06/11/2014

To Read: Are You Ready for Wedding Season?

By now, you’ve promised an appearance at a few nuptials (or sent along your best wishes) this summer.

By now, you’ve promised an appearance at a few nuptials (or sent along your best wishes) this summer.

You’ve purchased plane tickets at exorbitant cost and scrambled to find a suitable plus-one.

You’ve steeled yourself to eat dry cake, sign guestbooks, perform toasts and weep with joy (or boredom)!

All of this stuff can really wear a person down.

Don’t worry. We’ve put together a flow chart to prescribe just the right book to get you through wedding season. Start at the top and work your way down for all sorts of literary distraction. (Just remember: no reading on the dance floor.)

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