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· October 22nd, 2017

TO BUY · 09/14/2017

What’s in Her Bag: Jane Eyre

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 · 09/12/2017

Fall is here! (Well, not *quite* yet…)

Oooh new! This crew of frames is all about unity in contrast, in two different ways (cues up this 90s ditty…): colorblocking and mixed materials.

Oooh new! This crew of frames is all about unity in contrast, in two different ways (cues up this ’90s ditty…): colorblocking and mixed materials.

We’re pairing colorful facefronts with complementary—and still colorful—temples for a dazzling outcome. The rich, scholarly palette is inspired by leatherbound books at a college library. (We’re talking Baltic Blue, Merlot, Amber Tortoise…) Keep an eye out for two new favorites (calling it!): Cora, a feminine frame with a slight cat-eye, and the rectangular Becker.

The mixed-material combo of acetate and stainless steel is always a pleaser, and we’re having some fun with the structural elements. We’re debuting two new mixed-material styles: the ultra-feminine Mona and the round-lensed Logan. The sheen and shine of Rose Gold, Polished Gold, and Jet Silver play off neutrals Marzipan Tortoise and Jet Black Matte, and the new acetate Pale Rose Horn adds a flavorful contrast to Gold stainless steel.

Ball’s in your court, Fall. We’re ready for you.

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TO READ · 09/08/2017

To Read: Sometimes you feel like a…

We’re shaking the tree for these books—call us mixed up, but we think you’ll go crazy for these nutritious, delicious treats.

We’re shaking the tree for these books—call us mixed up, but we think you’ll go crazy for these nutritious, delicious treats.

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TO SEE · 09/07/2017

Hello, Lexington and Plano

We recently opened up shop in two different corners of the South—Lexington, KY and Plano, TX—and we couldn’t be happier with the spots we found in each of them.

We recently opened up shop in two different corners of the South—Lexington, KY and Plano, TX—and we couldn’t be happier with the spots we found in each of them.

Our Lexington store is at The Summit at Fritz Farm and features murals all around the exterior by Lexington-born illustrator Ben Wiseman. (There’s another one inside behind the Reference Desk, too. It’s a Ben Wiseman extravaganza!)


In Plano, at Legacy West, our store features field guide-inspired artwork by Texan artist Bryan Keplesky. From pecans to cowboy poetry, his illustrations highlight some of our very favorite state-specific things.

Two light-filled stores with locally flavored art—if you’re near either one, you know what to do!

TO BUY · 09/05/2017

What’s in His Bag: The Little Prince

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 · 09/01/2017

We Like Your Photos: August 2017

Every month, we’re tagged in bundles of adorable/cute/clever/well-shot photos on Instagram. Here’s a roundup of our favorites.

Every month, we’re tagged in bundles of adorable/cute/clever/well-shot photos on Instagram. Here’s a roundup of our favorites.

@apeisdapper     Shop Downing 16>

@ryanfuemmeler     Shop Lyle>

@letmebechic_     Shop Zelda>

@nickledpink     Shop Louise>

@clairesua     Shop Banks>

@sebasmarin     Shop Abbott>

@mrlwmnn     Shop Baker>

@gregvore.tabletop     Shop Winston and Percey

Itching to share a photo of your Warby Parker frames? Cool! Tag your Instagram with #warbyparker. (Just make sure your account is public.)

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TO READ · 08/30/2017

Summer Reading: “Arbitrary Stupid Goal” by Tamara Shopsin

Shopsin’s is technically a restaurant in New York City, but it’s also a state of mind, a lifestyle, and a philosophy for existence.

Shopsin’s is technically a restaurant in New York City, but it’s also a state of mind, a lifestyle, and a philosophy for existence.

The restaurant started as a Greenwich Village greasy spoon run by proprietor Kenny Shopsin, his wife, and their children. The menu featured items that only a very hungry maniac could dream up, like Cheeseburger Soup and Mac ‘n Cheese French Toast Sandwich and “Aztec” pancakes (served with avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, key lime, and ricotta cheese). The restaurant was (and is!) famous for its strict rules: no copying the order next to you, no asking for “the best thing on the menu,” no allergies, no parties larger than four, and no jerks. If you violated one of these rules, you were kicked out.

One of Kenny Shopsin’s children is Tamara Shopsin, who has written a memoir of her youth in the restaurant called Arbitrary Stupid Goal. It’s a record of lost New York, mingling history with geography with recollection with dirty anecdotes. It’s delicious and mystically sui-generis, like the restaurant at the heart of it. Read it and plan a pilgrimage.

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