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· November 21st, 2017

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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TO SEE · 08/29/2017

Pittsburgh, We’re Here!

Who’s got two thumbs and a new store in Pittsburgh? We do! Actually, collectively, we have way more than two thumbs, but point being: new store in Pittsburgh! (We’re very excited about it.)

Who’s got two thumbs and a new store in Pittsburgh? We do! Actually, collectively, we have way more than two thumbs, but point being: new store in Pittsburgh! (We’re very excited about it.)

This one’s got original artwork by U.K.-based artist Anna Wray, both on the façade and inside behind the Reference Desk, and it’s in a neighborhood full of history and good food.

If you’re in town, come by! We’d love to say hi.

Warby Parker East Liberty
6016 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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TO READ · 08/24/2017

Summer Reading: “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life” by Samantha Irby

Problem: The heat. Like, it’s satanically warm, too hot to do anything but stay inside. Solution: So stay inside already. Draw the curtains, grab some garbage snacks, and hunker down by the AC to wheeze-laugh along to Samantha Irby’s “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.”

Problem: The heat. Like, it’s satanically warm, too hot to do anything but stay inside.

Solution: So stay inside already. Draw the curtains, grab some garbage snacks, and hunker down by the AC to wheeze-laugh along to Samantha Irby’s “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.”

The writer (prithee, hustle on over to her blog, stat) covers a menagerie of what would be, in more self-indulgent hands, some real bummer topics: anxiety attacks, an unreliable digestive system, and her orphanhood. But the chuckles and rib-clutchings are aplenty, and you’ll be so pleased with your decision to seclude yourself indoors.

TO SEE · 08/23/2017

Did You See?!

After a 99-year wait, the Great American Solar Eclipse arrived on Monday—and it was quite the sight.

After a 99-year wait, the Great American Solar Eclipse arrived on Monday—and it was quite the sight.

Actually, if you were at the viewing party that we threw at our Nashville store (right in the path of totality), it was pretty sensational for the eyes, ears, and taste buds: We had lunch fired up on site by local BBQ masters, Martin’s, and live music before, during, and after totality. Futurebirds took the stage leading up to the big moment, and when totality finally came, the ALIAS Chamber Ensemble played a piece that they’d custom-composed for the occasion. It’s still stuck in our heads.

Scroll on for a look at the festivities:

Now for some astrophotography, from three astrophotographers stationed at different points along the path of totality. (Prepare for your breath to be taken!)

Photos, from left to right, by Stan Moniz (stationed in Oregon), Cary Meltzer (stationed in Sparta, Tennessee), and Jason Weingart (stationed in Vonore, Tennessee)

Another total eclipse isn’t crossing the country from coast to coast until 20145. We’ll be (not-so-patiently) waiting.

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