Visiting Warby Parker has been on my to-do list for quite some time (and by that, I mean months!). The company actually reached out to me a long time ago, and I said that I would stop by the store and get a post up as soon as possible. Turns out, that meant months later! But I’m so glad I finally went, because I am in love with the sunglasses I got.
For those of you who don’t know about Warby Parker, the idea behind the company is to provide high quality eyewear at a cheaper price than that of designer frames. Prior to reading up on the company, I never saw the severity of the issue, however, the truth is that eyewear is super expensive, and Warby Parker is setting out to change that.
In addition, the company has a distinct mission to do good in the world. The company tallies up the number of glasses sold in their stores and then makes a monthly donation to a nonprofit. The nonprofit then trains men and women to sell glasses (ones that are provided by the money that Warby Parker gives) at extremely reasonable prices. Warby Parker senses that people might not understand why they don’t just donate glasses to people directly. However, it is quite smart that they decide to have others sell glasses because in turn, more men and women can have jobs and further, more people can feel confident about what they are wearing when they are able to purchase fabulous glasses that help their vision at very inexpensive prices.
Today, when my family was already planning on heading into NYC, my mom suggested that we stop by the store on Lexington Avenue. It was so cute inside – all the sunglasses were displayed in a fun environment complete with a photo booth. My mom and I made a beeline for the wall of sunglasses – all of the styles are unisex so we had fun trying them on!
I ended up going for the first pair I tried on, the Raglan in Pearled Tortoise! I didn’t need prescription so my pair was $95. My mom also bought a non prescription pair, the Thatcher in Striped Sassafras!
One of the best parts of the store is their photo booth, where you can take cute photos in front of various different “illustrated” backgrounds. It was so fun and definitely added to the overall experience of the trip.
And lastly, as for a quick look at my outfit…
Shirt: Free People, Shorts: Free People, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, & Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
I absolutely loved the store and would definitely recommend the brand to anyone who is sick and tired of buying pair after pair of cheap sunglasses. These glasses are super cute and will last for a long time; plus, the company has a distinct mission to set out and help the world. I’m so glad I finally got the chance to stop by the store – it really truly is so adorable and now I’m so excited to finally have a sturdy pair of sunglasses to wear.