Get excited, folks. As of this morning, Warby Parker’s Winter Collection is available for perusing and purchasing — just in time to be added to your holiday wish list! And, since all of these glasses are priced at just $95 (including the prescription lenses), they won’t break Santa’s bank, either. Cheery news all around.
Is everyone familiar with Warby Parker and their philosophy? As a quick primer for those who may not be, the company began with a mission to change the way the prescription eye wear industry worked. They cut out all the middle men and created a whole new system for buying glasses: consumers shop online, identify up to five frames to be mailed for a home try-on, select the winner(s), then loop their eye doctor in to confirm their prescription. Voilà! An awesome new pair of glasses or sunglasses in a retro-meets-contemporary style at an unbeatable price point. (And an added bonus: Warby is a one-for-one company, meaning they donate a pair of glasses for each one they sell. Makes the deal even sweeter, huh?)
I became familiar with Warby Parker a couple of years ago and ordered my own pair (“Ainsworth” in Walnut Tortoise) in 2012.
I’ve loved them, and hope to add a pair of Warby shades to my collection before too long. (I’m leaning towards “Everett” in Gimlet Tortoise. Thoughts?)
So, being the enthusiastic supporter of the brand that I am, I was thrilled to get a sneak peek into Warby’s Winter Collection last week and get to tell you lovely readers about it this morning. You can check out the full Winter Collection here, but I wanted to pass along my top picks from this “rustic meets modern” assortment:
I’m a huge fan of the “Durand” in Saddle Russet frames. The red accent on the base of the frames adds a great complement to the more standard tortoise coloring on the top. If glasses can be described as “cozy,” I think I’d use that word for these frames:
Next up: The “Edgeworth” in Sage. These seem the most seasonally appropriate, and I’m kind of in love with this green hue:
“Lyle” in English Oak is another favorite for me. The shape is simple, classic, and flattering, and the light brown feels inviting yet polished. Good work, Warby:
I let Kevin take a peek at the collection, too (duh!) and he was immediately drawn to the “Seymour” in Tennessee Whiskey. A great choice, to be sure!:
Visit Warby’s site to see the full Winter Collection and choose your own favorite set of frames. Which are you going to add to your holiday wish list?