Thursday, January 20, 2011

Eye glasses made cool

I don't wear eye glasses nor contacts. In fact, I'm dreading the day I wake up and realize that things I once was able to see clearly are now a bit fuzzy.

So it was with some surprise that I found myself actually pining for eyewear earlier this week after reading the New York Times' profile of Warby Parker, a start-up company selling $95 glasses online only.

The glasses nearly all follow that slight hipster, slight bookworm sort of look. It's a very masculine design but in my humble opinion I think they look the best on women.

And to top it all off, they took a page out of TOM's book -- for every pair of glasses you buy, Warby Parker donates one to a person in need.

Next time I'm in NYC I might drop by one of their stores, where you can try on a pair before ordering online.

(via New York Times)


  1. Hey Erin! Did you know they will send you 4 or 5 pairs to try one at home and then you send them back and pay for the ones you want! you don't have to wait to come to NYC...but if you do come let me know and we can have a catch up dinner!

  2. That's fantastic! Thanks for the heads up. That makes things so much easier. I would also love to catch up face to face. Next time I'm in NYC I'll let you know. Would be great to see you.