Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Warby Parker begins with a bang!

A little over a week ago, Trocadéro launched itself as the showroom for a product new to Omaha and fairly new to the industry. Said line happens to be the fashionable and philanthropic, Warby Parker. Before I jump into the recap of the event, I might as well remind you what Warby Parker is and why we love them so much.

Warby Parker is an eyewear company that adopts the idea of "buy a pair, give a pair" (similar to Tom's shoes) with their glasses. Meaning when a customer buys a pair of their glasses, they give a pair to a child in need. The glasses, made from the best materials, are sold in a variety of designs and come made-to-order with your prescription already in them! I know this may seem like the case for all eyewear companies, but the best part is they they do it all for you for just $95. If that isn't a great deal, then I don't know what is!

Moving on to the event, it went off without a hitch! We were expecting a steady flow of people to drop by for the first night of the showroom, but I believe everyone in the shop was pleasantly surprised to see the store full to the brim during our busiest hour! The Big Omaha convention was in town during that weekend, so a lot of the traddic from there was to than for our great turn out. Almost every person who walked through the door left smiling at the thought of their new glasses!

Speaking of the fashionable frames, I'm sure every pair was tried on and upwards of 50 pairs have already been ordered! The different shapes and colors of the glasses allowed each customer to tailor the eyewear specifically to their face, skin and hair. With our intern assistants helping find everyone's pupillary distance (the distance between one's pupils), the ordering process went very smoothly. We were and still are happy to offer a five dollar discount to anyone who comes to try the frames on!

At an even lower price in our showroom, I don't see why anyone wouldn't be itching to stop by and try a pair on. All the frames have been tempting me from the start, so I think it's about time I get to ordering some!

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