Warby Parker to open first brick-and-mortar Austin store Aug. 27

Warby Parker will open its first permanent store in Austin on Aug. 27.

Warby Parker will open its first permanent store in Austin on Aug. 27.

Eyewear retailer Warby Parker will open its first Austin location Aug. 27 at 1317 S. Congress Ave.

The store will sell eyeglasses and sunglasses as well as house a writing center for a local nonprofit promoting creative writing among youth.

Warby Parker had a local retail presence with pop-up shops including a yurt and a bus before deciding to open its first permanent location in the city.

The company has more than 30 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. A second Austin store will open at The Domain this fall, according to a news release.




Warby Parker The store features a writing center for Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit that provides creative opportunities for children age 6-18.[/caption]

Warby Parker
1317 S. Congress Ave., Austin
512-640-7708
www.warbyparker.com
Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
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