Following openings in El Segundo and Pasadena (to name just a few), Warby Parker continues to set its sights on Los Angeles. The direct-to-consumer eyewear brand known for its buy-one-give-one model has unveiled not one, but two new stores in L.A.: A Studio City store opened at the end of August, and a Silver Lake shop is set to open its doors this Saturday, September 28.
About that SFV specs shop (12182 1/2 Ventura Blvd.): The 1,614-square-foot space features Valley-inspired artwork by Alia Penner — who worked with the brand on its first TV commercial — alongside custom geometric-patterned flooring, light oak shelves, and brass accents. (All of Warby Parker's locations boast custom murals by independent artists and locally-inspired touches.)
That stylish Silver Lake outpost will feature custom-made sculptural benches by creative married duo Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson of J and C Arts and massive interior and exterior murals by L.A.- and Portland-based artist Buckley. And on opening day, the shop will be serving gratis blue tonic juices from Moon Juice.
Both boutiques (the brand's 18th and 19th stores in California) stock the one-for-one label's full collection of optical frames and sunglasses ($95 and up) for women, men, and kids, including the latest fall line and the new Super Concentric range. Also exclusively on offer at the two locations are a pair of the teardrop-shaped Downing frames in Jet Black with mauve gradient lenses and a clever "Keys Wallets Sunglasses" pouch (which comes with every sunnies purchase while supplies last).
Up next is an outpost on buzzing West Third Street — 8129 West Third St., to be exact. (Stay tuned for more!) See more inside the Studio City outpost and scroll through the gallery above, then get the newest Silver Lake shop's address and hours below.
Warby Parker, 3916 West Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90029; open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily