Tuesday, June 10, 2014

We're Lovin: Warby Parker's Karlie Kloss Collection

Briana and I were recently contacted by Warby Parker to help them announce their new collaboration with model Karlie Kloss (known for her campaigns with Louis Vuitton, Donna Karan, Lavin, and Lacoste just to name a few)*.  Warby Parker is an awesome company that offers affordable trendy eye wear (both sunglasses and prescription eye wear) through a few boutique stores and mail order service.  Warby Parker lets you pick up to five pairs from their online website and mails them to you for free to try for 5 days.  After your time is up, you send back the glasses (again for free).  If you like one of your choices, you place your order.  I've spent tons of money on prescription eye wear at the doctor's office, but Warby Parker's choices start at $95 for frames and prescription, that also includes options like anti-reflective coating while a doctor's office will usually add an extra fee to the bill.

Warby Parker also carries a great line of sunglasses for men and women starting at $95 for non-prescription and $150 for prescription which includes polarization.  For every pair of eye wear purchased, Warby Parker will donate another pair to someone in need.  I've had two friends use Warby Parker (both men!) and said the process was really easy.  I even helped one of them pick out the style best for him through the mail order try on service.  Aaaaand there are tons of styles and colors to choose from...including these pretty choices from the new Karlie Kloss Collection:

Image Source: Warby Parker


Image Source: Warby Parker

The Karlie Kloss Collection benefits the Edible Schoolyard NYC which provides low-income public schools with kitchens and gardens, and help students, through a hands-on curriculum led by Edible Schoolyard staff, learn the tools to develop lifelong healthy habits. The donation will benefit two community farm stands in Brooklyn and East Harlem, where kids learn about food preparation in their own neighborhoods. And as always, for every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

The collection is composed of three styles: Julia, Marple, and Clara.  Each style is made from a titanium frame and features your choice of five gradient lens choices and silver and gold tone frames.

Marple
Heirloom Gold with Violet Clover Lenses
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Clara
Heirloom Silver with Sepia Wash Lenses
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Julia
Heirloom Gold with Copper Fade Lenses
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My personal favorite is the Julia (says aviator without saying bad 90s episode of COPS) and Briana is totally loving the Marple style  (I think she likes the violet lens option the best!).  I really love the Warby Parker designs and the Karlie Kloss collection is a great addition to their styles.  We are also really into their business model and commitment to giving back to those in need with out sacrificing quality materials.  The starting price is $145, which is more expensive than your average pair of sunglasses from the bargain bin or Target, BUT it's also waaaaay less expensive than most other polarized sunglasses.

Both of my man friends look great in their glasses and said the whole process was really really easy.  Now if a man can get his shop on and call it a success, you know it's got to be easy!

* Although Warby Parker contacted us to help promote their new Karlie Kloss collection, we did not receive any form of compensation or free swag.  We just think Warby Parker is doing an excellent job of bringing high quality goods at affordable prices (aka the Posh Purpose way)!  All opinions are our own!