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Warby Parker: So Cool, I Want To Work For Them.

Posted: February 27th, 2012 | Author: | No Comments »

About two weeks ago, Kelsey and I took a trip into Brooklyn. We got to see Jason and Bethany, and we got to sample the brilliance that is The Chocolate Room.

But the trip was made for one purpose, and one purpose only:

We wanted to buy glasses.

But not just any glasses. We wanted to buy Warby Parker glasses (Kelsey’s looking to replace her current specs, and I’d like a pair of sunglasses to complement the Sinclairs I already wear — pictured above). They offer an at-home trial where they’ll send you *five* pairs so you can see what they look like and how they feel, and Kelsey had already tried hers, but we wanted to check out one of their showroom locations in person.

So we hopped on the Long Island Rail Road (anybody know why that’s two words in their name?) and hiked into Williamsburg. On the way, I tweeted:

Before we had gotten off the subway, they responded:

How cool is that? How cool would you feel if you were their customer? I can tell you: you’d feel like a million bucks.

It’s not the first time this has happened. In December (already on the hunt for their sunglasses), they posted this response to one of my questions:

So the sunglasses are new enough that they don’t have a home try-on program set up yet, but it’s cool because I can just return them if I don’t like them. Works pretty well for me, but sounds expensive for them. I like when a company is willing to sacrifice to make sure I’m satisfied.

Then there’s this: in addition to offering crazy-awesome glasses and outstanding customer support, they donate a pair of glasses to someone in need every time they sell a pair.

And the whole thing costs a fraction of what it would if I went to a place in the mall.

I’m sold.

In fact, I’m so sold, I want to work there. I don’t have much to offer their customer service department (except to say keep it up!), and they certainly don’t want me designing frames for them.

But they’re looking for writers, and I have a few ideas I think they’d like.

So, if you’re reading this and you work at Warby Parker, give me a call or hit me up on Twitter. I’d love to chat.

(585) 703-4560 or @peteshelly

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