Retailer Spotlight: Warby Parker Helps Customers Look Good for A Great Cause

Do you want to be seen as honest, trustworthy and intelligent? Complete your look with a pair of glasses! Studies have shown those who wear eyeglasses are perceived to be more sophisticated, dependable and industrious. Even if you don’t require a prescription, consider having a chic pair handy for days when you want to stand out and shake up your look.


Where will you find these stylish specs? Look no further than the latest addition to the Somerset Collection: Warby Parker.


Warby Parker was founded on the principle that buying glasses should be easy, fun and affordable. After one of Warby Parker’s co-founders lost a pair of glasses while traveling, he spent an entire semester of college squinting and complaining because he couldn’t afford a new pair. To solve the problem and prevent similar situations from happening to others, Warby Parker was created. Their mission is to offer “designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious business.”

The majority of Warby Parker’s prescription glasses start at just $95. If you don’t have a prescription, don’t worry! You can purchase non-prescription glasses or sunglasses as well. Their in-store stylists will help you pick the perfect frame to complement your face shape and personal style.


Warby Parker keeps costs down and styles modern and fresh by doing everything in-house. Drawing inspiration from mood boards, the design team creates initial sketches and maps out product details for prototyping. Those prototypes and final products are always constructed with premium materials. Warby Parker uses custom-designed cellulose acetate (sourced from a family-run Italian factory) and ultra-lightweight titanium for their frames.


In addition to providing stylish, affordable eyewear to its customers, Warby Parker is constantly striving to alleviate the problem of impaired vision. Nearly one billion people throughout the world lack access to glasses. This mean 15% of the population cannot effectively learn or work due to their inability to see properly. To help solve this issue, Warby Parker ensures that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.










Whether you need to update your current lenses, are looking for a new pair of sunnies or simply want to add a sophisticated vibe to your overall look, be sure to stop by Warby Parker on the first floor of the Somerset Collection near Macy’s. You won’t only be doing something for yourself, but your purchase will help someone in need.