Last week I paid a visit to 83 Newbury St, also known as the home to Warby Parker Boston. I got a chance to check out their new spring collection and learn a bit more about this young, super successful eyewear company. First off, their frames are ridiculously affordable. Most prescription frames they offer only cost $95, including the lenses(!!) The founders Neil Bluementhal, Andrew Hunt, Jeffrey Raider and David Gilboa started the company four years ago (as of the 15th) because they saw a need for great quality frames at an affordable price. They’ve gained a cult following across the country and now have storefronts in NYC, LA and Boston, in addition to their eCommerce site.
Here are a few tips that they recommend:
– Do try on before you buy. If you don’t have a store near you don’t fret. They have a home try-on program that allows you to pick up to five frames online that will be sent to you that you can try on. At the end of the 5 days just send them back, free of charge, with your decision and they’ll mail you your frame of choice.