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· 11/01/2016

Winter 2016 is Here

Our new Winter 2016 is simultaneously cozy and high-contrast. Three new shapes and a bunch of old favorites come in a palette of sophisticated neutrals, from matte black to airy crystals—with some very good-looking gradations in between.

Our new Winter 2016 is simultaneously cozy and high-contrast. Three new shapes and a bunch of old favorites come in a palette of sophisticated neutrals, from matte black to airy crystals—with some very good-looking gradations in between.

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TO BUY · 10/31/2016

We Like Your Photos: October 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!

14659415_1822498068029176_8541763819356028928_n@jessebittmann     Shop Chamberlain>

14714376_542199682656799_7731203383503093760_n  @pixelpursuit     Shop Preston>

14596858_701316833350442_9003051355715141632_n @genuinely_aa     Shop Simone>

14574079_1776073145966909_7247810225997086720_n @stuylin     Shop Kimball>

14540406_1829740760575221_8713204070405373952_n @nightbug     Shop Baker>

14359964_1093008577401583_5734964930067562496_n @sarahchambray     Shop Haskell>

14350401_522579064602003_6370194273932935168_n@nour_ishing     Shop Henry>

14624468_328548164162977_7265286928960847872_n@micspecial     Shop Percey>

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TO READ · 10/27/2016

Books We Love: “Against Everything” by Mark Greif

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a magazine that covered EVERYTHING you wanted to know about in the sharpest and funniest way with no boring articles, no stupid topics, no pictures of reality TV stars, and no perfume samples combining their odors in a miasmic cloud that pollutes the air around you while you (try to) read? Well, there IS a magazine like that. It is called n+1, and it is our secret weapon.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a magazine that covered EVERYTHING you wanted to know about in the sharpest and funniest way with no boring articles, no stupid topics, no pictures of reality TV stars, and no perfume samples combining their odors in a miasmic cloud that pollutes the air around you while you (try to) read? Well, there IS a magazine like that. It is called n+1, and it is our secret weapon. (We carry it in our stores, and you can buy it online too.)

n+1 started publishing in Brooklyn in 2004, and it contains some of the smartest pieces ever written on topics like pop music, TV, dating, email, global warming, Gawker and Elena Ferrante. Among others. One of the four founding editors of n+1 is Mark Greif, a critic and writer whose new essay collection Against Everything is out now. (Pictured above—nice cover eh?)

Against Everything contains some of his finest pieces from n+1, along with his finest pieces from other publications. The essays cover reality television, food, Nas, the cultural significance of gyms, adolescence, Octomom (remember her?), the meaning of life, and like a thousand other things of critical importance. Each piece is devastatingly enjoyable. We recommend with all of our hearts / brains / other organs!

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TO SEE · 10/25/2016

Hello Again, Austin

Big news! We opened a second store in Austin. (Yes, already!) During the year and a half we spent parked here on the Warby Parker Class Trip bus, we realized we’d never be able to settle on posting up in just one neighborhood.

Big news! We opened a second store in Austin. (Yes, already!) During the year and a half we spent parked here on the Warby Parker Class Trip bus, we realized we’d never be able to settle on posting up in just one neighborhood.

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Our new spot is just across town from our store on South Congress, at the brand-new Domain Northside center. When we first heard about Domain Northside, we knew it was something we wanted to get in on—a collection of restaurants and shops that we either already love or are excited to get to know better. We’re so excited to get in the mix.

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Like our first store in Austin, our Domain Northside space is designed in the spirit of a classic library. Think: brass detailing, walnut shelving, suspended globe lighting. Special to this space, though: a cathedral-style domed ceiling (!) and original artwork by Jason Munn.

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To celebrate our new spot, we’ll be re-releasing Caspar in Jet Black with blue mirrored lenses, the Austin-exclusive sunglasses that we first debuted at our S. Congress store. (They’re real lookers—and they’re still limited-edition, so come check them out while you still can!)

STORE DETAILS
11700 Domain Boulevard
Austin, TX 78758

Hours:
Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

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TO BUY · 10/21/2016

What’s in His Bag: Jay Gatsby

It’s always fascinating to see what a celebrity carries in his or her bag. Keys? Wallet? Gum? Sunglasses? Raw almonds? This series on the Warby Parker blog brings you the inside scoop on all of your favorite stars!

It’s always fascinating to see what a celebrity carries in his or her bag. Keys? Wallet? Gum? Sunglasses? Raw almonds? This series on the Warby Parker blog brings you the inside scoop on all of your favorite stars!

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TO BUY · 10/20/2016

Introducing Flash Mirrored Sunglasses

Just for fall, we’ve outfitted some of our favorite sunglasses with flash lenses.

Just for fall, we’ve outfitted some of our favorite sunglasses with flash lenses. This is exciting for a hundred reasons. Here are three of them:

1) Flash lenses reflect the sun’s rays outward and cut down on the amount of light entering the eye. And by “the” we mean “your”. And by “eye” we mean both of them.

2) These sunglasses are really good-looking. Not as good-looking as you, but almost.

3) They’re available right now!

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TO BUY · 10/19/2016

The Glasses-Wearer’s Guide to Halloween

No need to lose your sight on Halloween night or mess with crazy colored contacts. We’ve spent years thinking up (and throwing on) costumes that let us keep our glasses on. Please enjoy this this highlight reel/rich trove of NON-PROPRIETARY inspiration from the Warby Parker office party archives.

No need to lose your sight on Halloween night or mess with crazy colored contacts. We’ve spent years thinking up (and throwing on) costumes that let us keep our glasses on. Please enjoy this this highlight reel/rich trove of NON-PROPRIETARY inspiration from the Warby Parker office party archives:

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Left: Iconically dour American farmhouse couple (wearing Milton in Jet Silver)
Right: Hip-thrusting rock ‘n’ roll legend (wearing York in Jet Silver)

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Left: Amateur corpse re-animator (wearing Percey in Crystal)
Right: Friendly neighborhood aardvark (wearing Begley in Cedar Tortoise)

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Left: Animated widower with heart of gold (wearing Roosevelt in Jet Black Matte)
Right: Your middle-school yearbook photo (wearing Dahl in English Oak)

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Left: Notorious Supreme Court justice (wearing Lilia in Polished Gold)
Right: Hairy distant relative (wearing Phipps in Charcoal Grey)

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Left: Boy wizard with striking forehead scar (wearing Abbott in Heritage Bronze)
Right: ????? (wearing the Colonel Monocle in Whiskey Tortoise)

 

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