If you’re in need of some new frames, hit up this popular e-tailer’s temporary holiday shop. All specs are just $95, including prescription lenses, and for each purchase, Warby Parker donates a pair to someone in need through partnerships with nonprofits such as VisionSpring (visionspring.org), which trains eye-care specialists around the world. Although there’s a showroom in Soho for trying on purchases, we suggest you head here instead and sip a complimentary fresh-brewed La Colombe coffee while you browse the full collection of optical and sunwear acetate frameI. If you’re in a hurry, you can order five pairs to try on at home for free while you decide on the best fit. Look for colorful and quirky glasses, as well as specialty seasonal gifts, including Mary + Matt handmade chocolates ($5–$20) and Doug Johnston home goods ($30–$250).
Warby Parker Annex
|Venue name:||Warby Parker Annex||Contact:|
819 Washington St
|Cross street:||at Gansevoort St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|