I may have mentioned this before, but I am the world's worst blogger. I ordered some Warby's WEEKS ago so I could review their new summer line of specs and then I clearly dropped the dang ball and never wrote a post. So, while this is later than intended, I'm not getting paid, I'm using all my own opinions and well, it's my blog so I'll review when I want to.
(You are now singing that song, I hope.)
Let's start by me saying I love glasses. LOVE love LOVE glasses. I just prefer them to contacts for lots of reasons but since I don't have any prescription sunglasses and Texas is about an inch away from the sun, I'm usually in my contacts. So, since I'm in a constant search for some great sunglasses, this was the perfect opportunity.
If you aren't familiar with Warby Parker, then allow me to introduce you. They have a great story about how and why they got started, but let's skip to my favorite part:
Almost one billion people worldwide lack access to glasses, which means that 15% of the world’s population cannot effectively learn or work. To help address this problem, Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
Yep. For a RIDICULOUSLY reasonable price, you can get some awesome specs and help someone in need while doing it AND looking cute.
I like this option because I do rotate contacts in for various reasons and my insurance only covers one or the other each year. WP allows me to see and be stylish. And this isn't even the best part.
All those pictures you just scrolled through? Well, they were sent directly to my house FREE of charge for FIVE whole days as part of their home try-on program. They send you five frames that you select for five days and cover the shipping both ways. And if that wasn't enough - if you don't like any of them, you can choose five more.
And if that wasn't enough? They have AMAZING, top-of-the-line, incredible customer service! How incredible?? Well, you may want to sit down, but... REAL LIVE people ANSWER THEIR PHONES.
I know. CRAZY!!!
Okay, now to my top four picks...
1. Leighty Striped Sassafras - I should pick this on the name alone. I don't really need new eyeglasses but I do LOVE these.
2. Banks Sea Smoke Tortoise - I think these ended up being my favorite. I'll admit that I wasn't aware the prescription sunglasses cost more than the eyeglasses. $95 is steal and $175 isn't awful, but it's a little harder to pull the trigger.
3. Lowry Jet Black Matte - These looked much cuter online. They were light - kind of felt like all the promo glasses apartment complexes give out. Not a winner for me.
4. Madison Rum Cherry - Total second place. I like the red, but the shape of the Banks has me all heart-eyed.
What do you think? There are tons of others that I love but they weren't available for the home try-on. I may need to find a store, or just fly to Boston. Because that makes sense. :)
Have you tried Warby Parker? If yes, do you love them? If no, will you now? Tell me!!!