I first heard about Warby Parker from Diary of an Air Force Wife (by the way, if you don’t follow her blog, you should) and was intrigued by what she had to say, so instead of paraphrasing, here’s what she said:
Warby Parker makes glasses. They make vintage inspired designer glasses for the everyday person who needs them but can’t afford a $300 or more price tag. They cut out the middle man so that you don’t have to deal with the bullshit of knowing you’re getting screwed….The details are easy. You pick out five pairs to try on. They ship them to your house for free in this great little box with no big advertizing banners spread across it, you pick the pair you like, order then up and a few days later you have your glasses.
That’s pretty awesome, right? But just wait, because it gets even better. Each pair is only $95 for the frame and lens, and the best part—in my opinion—is that for every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker donates one pair to Visionspring, an organization that provides glasses and training to low-income women entrepreneurs in developing countries.
I’ve been shopping around for a new pair of glasses for a couple months since the one pair I own is pretty ancient. Unfortunately, I haven’t had any luck on finding a pair I like in this town. The styles I’ve seen here are either in my price range and incredibly out-dated, or cute, but way over my budget. I needed a happy median and I think Warby Parker is my answer.
|sorry about the poor quality. I hope you can see them all okay!
Now I need your help. My box of five try-on glasses came in, but I don’t know which I like best. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!