Hello everyone! Today I have some exciting news to share with you.
Some of you may or may not remember the 3 month period when I was unable to wear my contacts and had to resort to my glasses. Let me begin my stating that my glasses and I are not friends (because they do not fit my face) and during that time period I would go as far as to say that we were worst enemies.
Since I knew I’d have to wear my glasses for an extended period of time, I decided that getting a nicer pair seemed appropriate. My first (and only) thought was to check out Warby Parker. I originally heard of the company from a friend and decided to give them a try.
Before I continue on about the company, I’d like to introduce Warby Parker’s new Palm Canyon Collection. The Palm Canyon Collection is made up of four of WP’s most popular frames—Winston, Duckworth, Preston, and Wheeler—only this time they have a Palm Springs palette of mesquite, acacia, ironwood, and sand. Each frame features a hand-mixed acetate inset at the end piece, with patterns inspired by Color Field painters and midcentury minimalists. The Palm Canyon Collection is offered in both optical and sunwear eyeglasses.
Oh, and just in case you want to see what they look like on an actual face…
Basically the same photo, right??? Just kidding. I’m also not wearing glasses from the Palm Canyon Collection because they were just released TODAY! I believe I am wearing the Baxter frame, in case you were wondering.
Oh, and Warby Parker makes glasses for men, too.
The designing and constructing of the patterns for the Collection required a technique that took over a year to perfect, and each pair is distinguished with a unique contrast detail created by melding sheets of woodwork-inspired acetate and tortoise acetate together. Therefore, no two pairs are alike. Pretty cool, huh? Palm Canyon Collection frames are available for $145 at warbyparker.com.
Ok, ok so the Palm Canyon frames are great, but why Warby Parker? Why should I buy glasses from them?
Well, for many reasons, but three stand-out factors include:
1. Their home try-on program. Buying glasses online can be tricky, but not with Warby Parker. They allow you to choose 5 pair of glasses that you may be interested in and they ship them to you for FREE. You get to test them out for 5 days. Once you’ve picked your favorite, you can order that specific pair online at warbyparker.com. Then, you then send back the 5 home try-on pairs (also for free). It’s an innovative concept. Plus, who doesn’t like getting a package in the mail?
That’s me with 3 of my home try-on pairs.
2. For every pair of Warby Parker glasses purchased, they provide a pair to someone in need. Last year, Warby Parker donated 500,000 pairs of glasses!
3. The majority of their glasses are $95. If you’re a glasses wearer like myself you know that’s a steal.
Ok so maybe you don’t need glasses or maybe you don’t even wear glasses—1) who cares if you need glasses! I didn’t need glasses, but I wanted them. I mean, the home try-on is FREE. Yes, free. Just do it for fun! I mean, why not? You may discover a frame you like that you never thought you’d look good in. If you don’t wear glasses, I’m certain you know someone who does. 2) They give glasses to those in need. Enough said. Does YOUR eye glass company do that?
Warby Parker ships to the United States and Canada, so if you’re from either country I suggest checking them and the Palm Canyon Collection out.
Q: Have you ever heard of Warby Parker? Would you consider checking them out after reading this?
**I was contacted by Warby Parker to promote their Palm Collection. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own and I was NOT compensated for this post.