I recently visited the
WARBY PARKER store in NYC
121 Green Street in SOHO.
WARBY PARKER has and will continue to radically TRANSFORM the eyewear BIZ! I am 100% certain of this!
These guys at WARBY PARKER are geniuses. TRUE VISIONARIES!! (lol)The company was started to end the monopoly one company had on eyewear and lower the ridiculously HIGH prices.
“By circumventing traditional channels, designing glasses in-house, and engaging with customers directly, we’re able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the going price. We believe that buying glasses should be easy and fun. It should leave you happy and good-looking, with money in your pocket.
We also believe that everyone has the right to see.”
to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.”
I had called ahead and knew to BRING MY PAPER PRESCRIPTION…but had I not, they do eye exams on the spot. ALL FRAMES with Lenses (WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS) are $95 and Progressive lens and frames are $295 – EASY!
My Glasses are ME, I never take them off, they define my LOOK. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT I NOT JUST LIKE THEM BUT I MUST LOVE THEM.!!!!…
Here are the things that make WARBY PARKER DIFFERENT
1. They are VERY CUSTOMER FRIENDLY. AND THEY CARE ABOUT THEIR EMPLOYEES!!!
“Our customers, employees, community and environment are our stakeholders. We consider them in every decision that we make.”
2. PRICE IS AFFORDABLE (used to be YES you could save money —on the outdated ugly frames, but the fresh hip ones were soooo expensive!)
3. THERE ARE NO UGLY FRAMES IN SIGHT! EVERYTHING IS UP-TO-DATE AND ON TREND!
4. IN THE STORE – EVERY PAIR IS OUT to see AND TRY ON – AND IN EVERY COLOR AVAILABLE! THEY UNDERSTAND THAT TRYING ON AND CHOOSING EYEWEAR IN A PRIVATE EXPERIENCE AND YET ….QUITE OFTEN YOU NEED A HUMAN MIRROR TO REFLECT (just too easy!) YOUR CHOICES. THERE ARE CUSTOMER SERVICE HELPERS EVERYWHERE, BUT THEY DO NOT GET IN YOUR WAY OR IN YOUR FACE….BUT THE SECOND YOU NEED AN OPINION OR HELP…THEY ARE THERE AND SUPER CUTE AND FRIENDLY!!!!
5. FAST FAST FAST…I WAS IN AND OUT OF THERE IN 20 MINUTES! (IT HELPS TO PRE-SHOP ONLINE TO GIVE YOURSELF A HEAD START ON THE AVAILABLE FRAMES!)
6. THEIR ONLINE COUNTERPART IS SUPER USER FRIENDLY!! YOU CAN PAY FOR YOUR GLASSES AND THEY WILL SEND YOU UP TO 5 PAIRS TO TRY! YOU SEND THEM BACK IN A PREPAID PACKAGE AND TELL THEM WHAT YOU LIKE…OR TRY ON MORE UNTIL YOU FIND A PAIR.
7. YOU HAVE 30 DAYS TO RETURN OR EXCHANGE YOUR GLASSES!
8. GROWING NUMBER OR LOCATIONS!!!!
WARBY PARKER has locations in the following cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Oklamhoma City, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, RICHMOND!, Philadelphia, New York and Boston!!!
9. GREAT ONLINE ACCESSIBILTY – EASY UNCOMPLICATED HOME TRY ON
10. WITH ALL OF THESE CHOICES AND GREAT PRICES YOU DO NOT NEED TO SETTLE FOR ONE LOOK BUT CHANGE LOOKS!!!