Downtown Detroit’s revival continues to draw world class companies. In the footsteps on the John Varvatos and Nike, it was recently announce that designer eye wear company Warby Parker is set to open a new store along Woodward Avenue.
From the Detroit News article
Warby Parker, the New York City-based company that specializes in hip eyewear, said Tuesday it will open a store in downtown Detroit.
It will be on the first floor of an eight-story building at 1449 Woodward, next to the recently opened “athleisure” store, Kit and Ace and across the street from Detroit is the New Black.
“We’re very excited to have a retail store opening soon in Detroit,” a Warby Parker spokeswoman said in an email.
The brand’s eyeglasses and sunglasses range in price from $95 to around $150 with prescriptions.
Warby Parker says on its website that by designing glasses in-house, “we’re able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the going price.”
Styles with names like the “Oliver,” “Otis” and “Lionel” range from round-wire frames to bulky, square throwbacks in an array of colors.
For every pair of glasses the company sells, it works with nonprofits to donate a pair to someone in need.
Warby Parker has a heavy online presence, and will ship shoppers several frames to try on before making a purchase.
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