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· June 25th, 2016

TO READ · 05/13/2016

To Read: What’s Your Meme?

WTF?! Are you in need of a good LOL in the hay? With these books, you won’t FAIL to find a little excitement… even if it’s a bit TRASHY.

WTF?! Are you in need of a good LOL in the hay? With these books, you won’t FAIL to find a little excitement… even if it’s a bit TRASHY.

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TO SEE · 05/12/2016

We’re in Westside Provisions

We’re getting serious, Atlanta! Two weeks ago, we opened our second store in the city, right in Westside Provisions.

We’re getting serious, Atlanta! Two weeks ago, we opened our second store in the city, right in Westside Provisions.

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Where the dark millwork and tufted leather of our Buckhead location evoke a classic, well-appointed study, our new spot further downtown is bright and big on contrasts: polished brass library lamps, marble details, and a glossy, blue lacquered ceiling counter the airier, industrial feel of raw concrete flooring and floor-to-ceiling front windows.

Sara Essex Bradley

Inside, you’ll find original artwork by illustrator Josh Cochran, whose distinctly humorous eye and energetic vibes we’ve long admired, adorning the back wall.

Sara Essex Bradley

As a special treat, we’re re-releasing our Benchley sunglasses in Crystal, a style from our limited-edition Concentric Collection in 2014, exclusively at our Westside Provisions store.

Warby Parker Westside Provisions
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

470.548.1721

Open daily 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

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TO DO · 05/11/2016

Sounding Good, Summer

Another round of great tunes to go with another batch of fresh frames. Start streaming it here.

Another round of great tunes to go with another batch of fresh frames. We put this one together to pair perfectly with a beach or backyard reading session—grab a paperback and start streaming it here.

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TO BUY · 05/10/2016

Get on your way already

The whiff of chlorine. Buzzing mosquitoes. “How did that happen?” tan lines. Fireworks. Ice cream trucks. Ice cream truck music. Ah, we’re almost there. (Summertime, that is.)

The whiff of chlorine. Buzzing mosquitoes. “How did that happen?” tan lines. Fireworks. Ice cream trucks. Ice cream truck music. Ah, we’re almost there. (Summertime, that is.)

In that spirit, we’re introducing our second collection for the season, an all-optical spread of four new frames and three new colors, with some freshened-up favorites interspersed throughout. Summer’s all about not getting weighed down—literally and metaphorically—so you can get out the door and get to the good stuff. (Things to do, people to see, ice cream trucks to hunt down, etc.)

These glasses are an unfussy batch of adaptable shapes and flattering-on-all hues. We’re calling it: new season, new staples. No distractions. Get on your way already. Perfect for those on the move. (It’s summer. Of course you’re on the move.)

And of course, don’t forget about the sunglasses. Because, summer:

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TO READ · 05/10/2016

Summer Reading List

When it comes to portable media, nothing matches the user-friendliness and elegant functionality of a book. Made of paper. Here’s our reading list for summer.

When it comes to portable media, nothing matches the user-friendliness and elegant functionality of a book. Made of paper. Here’s our reading list for summer.

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TO READ · 05/09/2016

To Read: What Summer Body Part Are You Striving For?

The market for flesh has no time for tentative shoppers. Get your beach body before there’s no body left to purchase, and start with these little buyer’s guides.

The market for flesh has no time for tentative shoppers. Get your beach body before there’s no body left to purchase, and start with these little buyer’s guides.

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· 05/06/2016

Look out! Two new stores!

We opened two long-awaited stores this past month on opposite coasts in Baltimore and Newport Beach—and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out!

We opened two long-awaited stores this past month on opposite coasts in Baltimore and Newport Beach—and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out!

When looking for a neighborhood to settle in Baltimore, we couldn’t resist the nautical charm of Harbor East. Located right along the beautiful waterfront, east of the historic Inner Harbor and adjacent to Fell’s Point, Harbor East is a vibrant and bustling area—and full of a wonderful retailers, restaurants, and residents. (Plus, we don’t mind that Camden Yards isn’t far.)

The interior of the space takes cues from a classic library, with elegant displays of books, brass library lamps, and terrazzo flooring—and our entire collection of glasses housed on dark-walnut library shelves. Also on view: exclusive artwork by illustrator and animator Otto Steininger, whose work we have admired in The New Yorker and many other publications.

Baltimore

And now to the west, our new Map Room inside Alchemy Works: Harbor House in Newport Beach’s Lido Marina Village. (If Alchemy Works sounds familiar, it should! Back in 2014, we opened the Warby Parker Glass House inside their Los Angeles Arts District space.) We’re pretty partial to Alchemy Works’ husband-and-wife owners, Raan and Lindsay, and brother Shea, a crew with good taste and generosity to spare, so we were pumped to continue this partnership.

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Alchemy Works: Harbor House is a dedicated outpost for brothers Shea and Raan Partons’ Apolis, a socially motivated lifestyle brand that empowers communities worldwide. Inside, the Warby Parker Map Room adds a topographic flavor to the maritime-influenced space. You’ll notice a cartography-inspired floor design, walls decorated with a world map illustrating every time zone, and an antique brass map installation. Peek inside a card catalogue credenza to find even more (Yep! More!) maps, and spin a globe to determine your next adventure.

 

Harbor East
807 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
443.552.7015
Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Warby Parker Map inside Alchemy Works: Harbor House
3408 Via Oporto
Suite 101
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.274.4636
Daily 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

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