WARBY PARKER TO OPEN FIRST BROOKLYN STORE ON MAY 21

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by Brian Lipton
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Eyeglass retailer Warby Parker will open its first Brooklyn brick-and-mortar store at 55 Bergen Street on Saturday, May 21. The six-year-old company, which began as an e-commerce venture, now has over 30 stores throughout the company and will open a branch at Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

The Bergen Street store will also be the only location selling an exclusive version of Warby Parker’s Milton frame: a lightweight, limited-edition pair of sunglasses with round, mirrored-lenses.

The store’s staff will wear uniformed designed by Whitney Pozgay. The location will feature murals from comic book artist Jim Rugg and Pete Gamlen, sketches from cartoonist Adrian Tomine and art pieces by Shantell Martin. In addition, customers will be able to grab a free map of the best sports to sit and read a book in the neighborhood, illustrated by artist Jason Polan.

“Brooklyn has always been always a second for us (and the primary home for many of our customers and employees),” said co-founder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal.