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The Future of Face Furniture

June 29, 2015
Warby Parker
Whether seeking to shade your peepers from the summer sun or adorn your face with a spec-tacular upgrade, stylish, socially responsible eyewear store Warby Parker has got your schnoz covered. The spankin’ new Lincoln Park location, the brand’s first ever brick-n-mortar Midwest presence, offers a great, guilt-free retail experience with the added bonus of reasonable pricing.

Neatly organised by shape – so that you can start by matching your face to the right frame – the models lining the wall range from classic in muted tones to the more flagrantly trendy in a rainbow of jazzy colours and finishes. We’re loving the subtle fifties-style cat’s eye Holcomb in pearled tortoise, and the clear acetate Warhol-esque Haskell; or the super smart Japanese titanium frames are easily the most elegant choice for sunnies.

Assistants are on-hand to give honest advice, and there are two optometrist’s in-store if you don’t yet have a prescription. Or, if you don’t have time to pop by, the free ‘Home Try-On’ program means you can select five frames online, have them shipped to your door, try them out for five days, ship the demos back in a pre-paid envelope, and then finally, place your order.

And there’s no need to feel guilty for splurging, either. WP is one of the only carbon-neutral eyewear brands in the world, and for every pair they sell, they donate another to their international charity, supporting non-profit optometry training abroad. They’ve helped over 1 million people see better across the world. So you can walk out feeling charitable and looking fabulous.

837 W Armitage Ave / Lincoln Park / +1 773 341 1890 / 11am - 7pm daily /