Philadelphia is home for us—it’s where the idea for Warby Parker was born, where we sold our first pair, and where we had our first showroom (in one of our co-founders’ dining rooms—it was a squeeze!). All that to say: We were over the moon when we opened our first permanent store in the city last weekend. (The thrill has not faded.)
The floor-to-ceiling windows on the façade of the store feature an applied mosaic pattern in all our favorite shades of our very favorite color, blue. And above the marble Reference Desk inside, you’ll find a vibrant original mural by Philly-based artist Andy Rementer (he’s a University of the Arts grad!).
To celebrate this homecoming of sorts, we’re going all out with in-store exclusives. In tribute to now-closed Roosevelt Pub (where the idea for Warby Parker came together), we’re releasing the Roosevelt Collection—featuring, appropriately, Roosevelt, one of the first frames we ever designed, in three dashing new colors. It’s in Sandalwood Matte, Mallard Green, and Earl Grey, and is available in limited quantities only at Walnut St. (i.e., they’re not online so come on in!).
We’re also packing a bunch of non-eyewear treats—like lens cloths featuring Andy Rementer’s electric in-store artwork (included with any eyewear purchase); playful postcards with original artwork by the Philly-based Molly Egan; and custom totes (free with purchase for any student who shows a current student ID!)—only available for a limited time.
Our doors are open! We hope you’ll stop by soon.
Warby Parker Walnut St.
1523 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Open daily, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.