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· September 25th, 2017

TO BUY · 08/08/2017

Re-Introducing the Concentric Collection

Look familiar? Three winning shapes (Durand, Laurel, and Chelsea) now come in the alluring construction that we first introduced in 2014—and just like the frames in our original Concentric Collection, they’re limited edition.

Look familiar? Three winning shapes (Durand, Laurel, and Chelsea) now come in the alluring construction that we first introduced in 2014—and just like the frames in our original Concentric Collection, they’re limited edition.

All three have been redesigned with subtle rings of color around their lenses for extra visual intrigue (hence, the “concentric” design detail). We worked with an Italian factory that specializes in an intricate acetate-pressing process to achieve this accent.

And this is new: Each frame is punched up with colorful temples that match or complement those inner hues. The effect? Part eyewear, part art.

Check it out >

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TO READ · 08/04/2017

Summer Reading: “The Gift” by Barbara Browning

What do you do when you receive spam email? Do you ignore it like the majority of the world, or do you choose to respond? One day, a character in Barbara Browning’s novel “The Gift” decided to do the latter.

What do you do when you receive spam email? Do you ignore it like the majority of the world, or do you choose to respond? One day, a character in Barbara Browning’s novel “The Gift” decided to do the latter. What ensues is an exploration of the character’s “inappropriate intimacies” with a variety of people. A habit of boldly spamming people with her ukelele covers leads the character to a gifted yet troubled musician living in Germany. “The Gift” follows their correspondence and eventual collaboration. They share music. They share hand dances. They share life stories. It’s marvelous.

Through music, art, dance, and the various means of communication at our disposal, Browning makes us ponder age-old questions. How well do we ever know the people we are with? How well do we even know ourselves? Laugh, cry, reflect: Browning’s “The Gift” is sure to bring some enlightenment to your life.

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· 08/02/2017

Nice to See You, Berkeley and Boulder

This week in new-Warby-Parker-stores news, we’ve got two recently opened spots out west: one in Berkeley, CA and another in Boulder, CO.

This week in new-Warby-Parker-stores news, we’ve got two recently opened spots out west: one in Berkeley, CA and another in Boulder, CO.

That’s an original mural by Jason Munn at the back of our Berkeley store up above (and yes, those are portholes on the wall. Ahoy!).

Our Boulder store sits right on historic Pearl Street, and officially has the best mountain view of any Warby Parker location in existence. That geometrically alpine artwork behind the Reference Desk, which we designed ourselves, was heavily inspired by the vistas.

If you’re in (either) town, come by!

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TO BUY · 07/31/2017

We Like Your Photos: July 2017

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.

@dvselby     Shop Haskell>

@impeccable_photos     Shop Kimball>

@brooklynandbeach     Shop Vivian>

@naomi_omi   Shop Hayes>

@bmolly77     Shop Clementine>

@bvickery     Shop Downing>

@jayzhangsg   Shop Carver>

@maddimcmaste     Shop Henry>

@maragreenwald     Shop Haskell>

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 · 07/27/2017

To Read: Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Five-year plan, 20-day diet, or three-step skin solution, everybody likes a timeline. Skip to the ending of your assured path to victory with the help of these books.

Five-year plan, 20-day diet, or three-step skin solution, everybody likes a timeline. Skip to the ending of your assured path to victory with the help of these books.

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TO READ · 07/26/2017

Summer Reading: “The Answers” by Catherine Lacey

The title of this novel is extremely well-suited for vacation reading. Who WOULDN’T want to recline on a breezy beach or poolside lounger, calmly reading a book called “The Answers” while people around you wonder what could possibly going on between those pages and in your head?

The title of this novel is extremely well-suited for vacation reading. Who WOULDN’T want to recline on a breezy beach or poolside lounger, calmly reading a book called “The Answers” while people around you wonder what could possibly going on between those pages and in your head?

The Answers” is the second novel from Catherine Lacey. Broadly, it’s about technology and the mysteries of romance. Specifically, it’s about a young woman in New York City who is hired by a male celebrity to serve as a freelance girlfriend (but not in the way you’re thinking). What unfolds is a journey through our modern social habits, with enough thrills to count as a page-turner and enough insight to count as a brain-improving artifact.

In other words, the perfect summer wormhole in which to disappear!

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TO BUY · 07/25/2017

OFF-WHITE c/o VIRGIL ABLOH™ x WARBY PARKER

Warby Parker was founded to challenge an established industry. Off-White was founded to challenge an established aesthetic. What we have in common is a devotion to high-minded, high-quality fashion and innovation in all that we do. We also now share a limited-edition line of sunglasses. (Out today!)

Warby Parker was founded to challenge an established industry. Off-White was founded to challenge an established aesthetic. What we have in common is a devotion to high-minded, high-quality fashion and innovation in all that we do. We also now share a limited-edition line of sunglasses. (Out today!)

This collection offers three bold, angular styles in a range of sizes—appropriately named “Small Sunglasses,” “Medium Sunglasses,” and “Large Sunglasses.” At the core of each frame, you’ll find Virgil’s take on a pair of luxe black sunglasses: classic curves, extra-thick acetate, dark lenses. Take a closer look and discover subtle tweaks that give each pair a touch of the surreal: exaggerated proportions, zero base curve lenses with blue anti-reflective coatings on the inside.

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