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Warby Parker Opens 2nd Location in Shaw on Friday!

by Prince Of Petworth October 28, 2015 at 10:40 am 30 Comments

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9th and Florida Ave, NW (U Street)

From an email:

“Location: Shaw (located in The Shay) – 1924 8th Street Suite 105, NW
Opening Date: Friday October 30, 2015
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Design and Important Details: ​

With the launch of Warby Parker M Street in Georgetown, we released a limited edition frame to celebrate: Percey in Crystal with a mirrored lens along with a custom lens pouch. We’re excited to re-release this frame exclusively to our D.C. retail customers, along with a lens pouch exclusive to Warby Parker Shaw.

Customers will be greeted by a soft-glowing individually-lit lettered sign and inside, they will find elegant displays of books, custom brass library lamps, and leather seating aplenty (for reading and relaxing). Suspended globe lighting, custom checkered terrazzo tiled floors, and a selection of books sourced from our favorite independent publishers (also for sale to take home) invite you to stay a while, whether just lounging or contemplating frame choices. We’re overjoyed that our friend and artist, Maira Kalman, has collaborated with us for our Shaw location: her distinctive (and incredible) drawings will line the walls of our new store.

Step into our photo booth to see how your new frames look. The Booth’s background is created by artist Alia Penner – whose madly creative pastiches illustrated our very first TV AD (and our first ever store photo-booth). Visitors will get a real-life photo strip and a digital copy mailed to them.

We’re excited to now also offer eye exams for our D.C. customers: customers can book an appointment in advance to see our optometrist. Visitors can track their appointments by means of an appointment board designed after the train arrival and departure boards at grand central (including that lovely flipping sound).

Available services:
Full collection to try on
Same-day non-Rx purchases
Optical measurements
Eye Exams (customers can book online)
Photo booth
Frame adjustments
Progressive lenses (optical and sun)
Returns and exchanges”

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