WARBY PARKER WINS, FOR THE MOST PART

Warby Reese Wearing

You voted and I listened.  My new glasses are the Warby Parker Reese, the winner of my online poll.  They cost $125, which is more than Warby’s baseline price of $95. That’s because I paid extra to have my super strong prescription coke-bottle lenses ground thinner.  But I still saved money because that price is almost $200 less than the cost of the funky red frames from SEE that came in second.  I do love that rockin’ red color though, so those glasses may end up on my holiday wishlist!

I also got an email with a clip from Warby Parker’s new ad campaign.  This time though, no home run.  Why are all the people in the video white?  When I visited the company’s Soho store, I brought my friend who is multi-ethnic and also owns a couple of Warby Parker frames.  And the clientele shopping at the store was diverse.  Yet the ad doesn’t reflect that.  Warby Parker touts itself as a progressive company which donates glasses to those in need.  Yet the latest Cheerios ad is more forward thinking.  What gives, Warby?

 

 

SAVE OR SPEND

Warby Parker Sign Insta

I need some new glasses.  So I went to Warby Parker.  I like the fact that for each pair of glasses they sell, Warby Parker gives a pair to someone in need.  And their glasses cost just $95 for both the frames and the lenses.  Which of these do you like best?

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But my dilemma is that I also went to See Eyewear.  And I like their glasses a lot better.  But they cost around $300!  Check out the ones I picked out.

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What should I do?  Save by buying a pair of Warby Parker glasses?  Or get a more expensive pair by SEE?  Which ones do you like best?  HELP me choose!