Warby Parker, purveyors of bookish and fashionable eyewear, will open their new Park Slope location on Saturday, January 25.
Located at 208 Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope, this will be the third location in the borough, following spots at 124 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, which opened last year, and 55 Bergen Street in Boerum Hill, its first Brooklyn location, which debuted in 2016.
“Brooklyn is home to so many designers, entrepreneurs and artists cultivating an incredibly supportive community,” Dave Gilboa, cofounder and co-CEO of Warby Parker told Brownstoner. “Naturally, we find ourselves drawn to this energetic borough that’s only a train ride away from our headquarters.”
During a recent visit, the store was bustling with employees getting the space ready for the opening. The interior boasts an array of illustrations by the Brooklyn-based artist Saskia Keultjes. She also painted a bright blue mural on the store’s facade — a color the company refers to as “classic Warby blue” — back in December.
Unusually, the store has two entrances, which is one of the reasons the founders like this location specifically, a spokeswoman said. You can enter the store either from Flatbush Avenue or Bergen Street, preventing bottlenecks during busy hours.
Toward the Bergen Street side of the store, a large mural by Keultjes runs across a wall leading to four examination rooms. More drawings by Keultjes can be found above many of the display cases. As at other Warby Parker stores, a changing array of general interest and gift books are also for sale, displayed below the eyeglasses.
On January 25, they will open their doors with food from Doughnut Plant (located directly across Flatbush Avenue) and next-door neighbor Ovenly. Keultjes will also be present on opening day, creating portraits of customers by request.
[Photos by Craig Hubert]
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