Best New Eyewear Store

Warby Parker
1924 8th St. NW, (202) 618-5606
Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
When this optical vendor historically described as “hipster” (yet gradually approaching normcore) opened on the ground floor of The Shay building in Shaw last year, my heart leapt. Of course, a big part of Warby Parker’s appeal is being able to try out their frames at home by ordering them online, but I’ve always been the brick-and-mortar type anyway. So I bought (blue) sunglasses for less than $100 at the bookish storefront and am glad I did. OK, I made my S.O. buy them for me. Details.

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