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TO DO · 11/30/2015

Warby Holiday: Get Down

Of course we’re sprucing up our Spotify for the holidays. First up, a mix to encourage all your merrymaking impulses. Let the celebrating begin!

Of course we’re sprucing up our Spotify for the holidays. First up, a mix to encourage all your merrymaking impulses. Let the celebrating begin!

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TO READ · 11/27/2015

82 Ways to Lose Your Glasses

In celebration of our 50 Ways to Lose Your Glasses launch, we solicited our employees’ own stories of eyewear-gone-astray. There were a bunch—82, in fact—and we rewarded the most outstanding/devastating of them with this here t-shirt.

Illustration by John Lee
A few winners (or losers of sorts, too, if you think about it):
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In celebration of our 50 Ways to Lose Your Glasses launch, we solicited our employees’ own stories of eyewear-gone-astray. There were a bunch—82, in fact—and we rewarded the most outstanding/devastating of them with this here t-shirt.

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Illustration by John Lee

A few winners (or losers of sorts, too, if you think about it):

Donated to an overwhelmed bartender.

While on a late night excursion home from a Warby Parker event, I lost the glasses right off my face on the B train!

Flushed down toilet while mourning death of goldfish.

I forgot they were on my face, and looked for them for approximately 15 minutes.

This one time at the Hoover Dam I was afraid my glasses would fall off my face, so I hung them on my shirt collar and looked over the edge… and then they fell off my shirt and into the Hoover Dam.

While backpacking with a friend through Rocky Mountain National Park, I tripped over a fallen pine tree and lost my sunglasses in a pile of moss.

My dad “lost” my glasses when I was 8, because he didn’t think I looked intimidating enough on the soccer field with them on.

I left them in an old jacket, which was lost in an old box, which was lost in an old closet.

(Here’s where you can get your very own copy of 50 Ways to Lose Your Glasses!)

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TO READ · 11/25/2015

To Read: What Are You Thankful For?

The Puritans would be surprised at all the secular literature we’re about to recommend, but no matter. Celebrate great historic cultural exchanges, and not the baffling Yankee cuisine this Thanksgiving… no matter how little you want to go back home.

The Puritans would be surprised at all the secular literature we’re about to recommend, but no matter. Celebrate great historic cultural exchanges, and not the baffling Yankee cuisine this Thanksgiving… no matter how little you want to go back home.

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TO DO · 11/23/2015

Guys, our new Nashville store is open!

We opened up shop in Edgehill Village on Saturday and man, we’re jazzed.

We opened up shop in Edgehill Village on Saturday and man, we’re jazzed.

We’ve always had our eye on Nashville. In 2012, we opened a showroom inside of imogene + willie, where we welcomed customers for three years. And then just last year, we opened up our second corporate office outside of NYC in downtown Nashville. Still going strong!

Sara Essex Bradley

Back to the store. As you can tell, it’s a thing of beauty. As you approach the storefront, you’re greeted by an inviting outdoor space with low-level stairs and Corten steel planters aburst with native plants and landscaping. Once inside, take a gander at a piece (in shades of our favorite hue, blue) from Nashville’s own Hendricks Stained Glass and head up the walnut stairway (to a mezzanine level) that doubles as stadium seating.

On the way up, you’ll notice an archive wall chronicling our first five years (and beyond!). And as usual, we were inspired by a classic university library: there’s lots of books (including our very own 50 Ways to Lose Your Glasses, Daydreamer’s Rx, and Should I Get Bangs?), brass library lamps, walnut shelving, and custom leather banquette seating for two of our favorite things: reading and relaxing.

Sara Essex Bradley

One last but very good thing: We’re releasing universal favorite, the classic aviator shape, Lionel, as a limited-edition pair of sunglasses available in Jet Silver with mirrored lenses and a custom
lens pouch. It’s a keeper—and it’s just for y’all.

Edgehill
1207 Villa Place
Nashville, TN 37212
615.866.6919
Monday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

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TO DO · 11/20/2015

Should you get bangs?

Well, should you?! Luckily, if you or someone you know has been paralyzed by such a question, Warby Parker Press’s latest release, Should I Get Bangs? is here to help. And in true fashion, we toasted the book with champagne and—oh yes we did—professional bang cuts last week at our Greene St. store.

Well, should you?! Luckily, if you or someone you know has been paralyzed by such a question, Warby Parker Press’s latest release, Should I Get Bangs? is here to help. And in true fashion, we toasted the book with champagne and—oh yes we did—professional bang cuts last week at our Greene St. store. (The book is available now at all our stores.)

Now, on to the good stuff!

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The artist will see you now.

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“When I snip, you snip, we snip.”

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Another satisfied customer down…

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The illustrator herself! Meet Elizabeth Graeber. Give her a hand for all that color.

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Contemplating their snips…

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Not pictured: the Momofuku truffles, blueberry and cream cookies, and corn cookies. Demolished in a flash.

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“Ooh, do you think she can squeeze me in?”

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Before: Anticipation! Nerves! Delight! So many confusing emotions!

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After: a nice little side sweep. You look banging, girl.

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TO BUY · 11/17/2015

It’s button time!

Button, button, who’s got the button? We do! We made a bunch for the holidays and, as you can see, are putting them on everyone and everything—starting now (as in today).

Button, button, who’s got the button? We do! We made a bunch for the holidays and, as you’ll see below, we are putting them on everyone and everything—starting now (as in today). They’re crazy-fun and even better, they’re included in every Warby Parker physical gift card purchase this holiday season.

Place your gift card order online—you can also buy at our stores as well—and we’ll ship the gift card and buttons right over to your recipient if you like. (Want one too? Sure you do.)

If you prefer to brighten a loved one’s inbox instead, we offer e-gift cards as well. Pick a denomination, and we’ll email your recipient on whichever day you choose. Buttons aren’t included with e-gift cards—because we haven’t figure out how to send buttons through the Internet.

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TO DO · 11/16/2015

I SPY…

How about a little game of I SPY with the above photo and some of our favorite sunglasses? You got this.

How about a little game of I SPY with the above photo and some of our favorite sunglasses? You got this.

We spy an egg that writes, a neon spaceman posed to fight,
Five pairs of Warby Parker shades, a walnut lurking in a glade.

We spy a box for making miters, one blue phone and one green lighter,
A plant that prays, a plant that spores, and the grim young author of “Lenore”.

 

Spied: Bates in Striped Pacific, Winston in Ginger Lemonade, Laurel in Tea Rose FadeReilly in Sparrow Grey, and Buckley in Woodland Tortoise

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