Warby Parker, online eyeglasses retailer, opening studio on Magazine Street

April 6, 2015 - photo frame

Warby Parker, online purveyor of trendy eyewear, is opening a studio on Magazine Street, a company’s 12th storefront in a nation.

“New Orleans has always been, personally, one of a favorite cities — a culture, a art, a music, a food — and we only consider that there’s a lot of fixing between New Orleans as a city and Warby Parker as an organization,” co-founder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal said.

Warby Parker, that launched in Feb 2010, sells eyeglasses online, shipping exam pairs for business to try-on during home. They marketplace their eyewear as engineer character during a low price. Most pairs are $95. The renovated emporium during Magazine and Constantinople streets will have 12 employees. It opens Saturday. 

In 2013, a association non-stop a initial bricks-and-mortar plcae in New York City. They’ve given stretched that register to stores in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco and Miami.

Blumenthal pronounced a support studio will offer giveaway print portraits, identical to a aged print shoots during selling malls, though with improved visuals. Customers can try on frames during a emporium and use emailed photos to confirm and sequence during home, or they can sequence while at a store.

“We live now in a universe where everybody is holding discerning selfies and we wanted to move behind a art of a portrait,” he said.

The association also promotes a socially unwavering component. For each span sold, Warby Parker creates a concession to nonprofits that sight people in developing countries to give simple eye exams and sell glasses.

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