“A new concept in eyewear.”
“Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to create boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point. A collaboration between four close friends, Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and bland eyewear available today. Prescription eyewear simply should not cost $300+….The Warby Parker aesthetic is vintage-inspired with a contemporary twist. Every pair is custom fit with anti-reflective, polycarbonate prescription lenses. Available exclusively through [Warby Parker] website and showrooms, [their] glasses start at $95.” (www.warbyparker.com/our-story)
“Eyewear with a purpose.”
“Almost one billion people worldwide lack access to glasses. This means that 15% of the global population cannot effectively learn or work – a problem that Warby Parker is determined to address. We’ve partnered with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. We believe that everyone has the right to see.” (www.warbyparker.com/out-story)
“We really wanted to create an organization that had a positive impact on the world. Through our ‘Buy a Pair, Give a Pair’ program, we have a really tangible and transparent way for our costumers to actually get involved,” says co-founder of Warby Parker Dave Gilboa. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz-TzeIz-qs&feature=c4-overview&list=UUyYEfE-wn1ceof9PeCianCQ)
The Meridian Collection Reveal
“The Meridian Collection is for renegade travelers and roaming aviators, a tool for impromptu expeditions and perilous treks. We’ve named it after the geographical mark that pilots use to determine their longitudinal degree. These are sunglasses for off-road excursions and uncharted territory–perfect from North Pole to South Pole to anywhere in between.” (Warby Parker press release)
“Our three new frames are teardrop-shaped and fashioned from Japanese ion-plated titanium. We’ve named them after some of our favorite disruptive writers–Fredrick Exley, Ellen Raskin, and Flannery O’Conner. Each author lived a vivid life, on and off the page. Available in Jet Silver and Polished Gold, these sharp sunglasses are made for cinematic slow-reveal, whatever your locale.” (Warby Parker press release)
“Exley’s charm lies in its shape: a flattering take on the teardrop, rimmed with a just-right metallic shade that offsets both the fairest and most sunburned of tones.” (Warby Parker Press Release)
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“With its larger lens and wider frame, the Raskin is a sharp companion for on-the-road affairs.” (Warby Parker Press Release)
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“Both mavericks and traditionalists will appreciate the classic, polished Flannery–a medium-fit pair perfect for playing hooky or completing more stately activities.” (Warby Parker Press Release)
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What do I love most about Warby Parker? Is it their reasonably terrific prices? No–it is that Warby Parker is giving back! Not only is Warby Parker creating fabulous quality products and fashionable designs, but they are also helping the less-fortunate see the world clearly again through their “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” program. “You never get tired of seeing somebody put on a pair of glasses for the first time. It is just this incredibly powerful moment when that person realized wow–the world is back,” says co-founder of Warby Parker Neil Blumenthal. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz-TzeIz-qs&feature=c4-overview&list=UUyYEfE-wn1ceof9PeCianCQ
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*All images provided by Brian Magida (Online Media Manager at Warby Parker)*