August 22 2014

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I Can See Clearly Now


The clear-framed spec has a long history in style, most famously worn by Andy Warhol. (He favored Moscots, for what it’s worth.) In more recent days, designer and retailer Steven Alan has carried the clear-frame torch. Inspired by his style, tomorrow the affordable eyewear brand Warby Parker is debuting a new series of unisex, clear frames, made in collaboration with Alan, at his Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, store. (This marks the first time that the label is available in a bricks-and-mortar shop: Previously, its glasses were sold online only, or by special appointment at the brand’s own headquarters.) Each of the frames is $95, which amazingly includes the cost of a prescription—you can bring yours into the store, or connect a sales associate with your doctor’s office. And your less-than-100-bucks actually buys two pairs, not one: As with TOMS Shoes, for each pair of WPs sold, a pair is donated to a person in need.

Photo: Courtesy of Warby Parker

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