Last night, we were delighted to attend the opening party celebrating Warby Parker‘s Philadelphia retail store (1523 Walnut Street; opening to the public on Saturday, January 28). Warby Parker got its start right here at Wharton, when four MBA students got together over a beer and started to wonder why glasses were so expensive. We’re proud to say that Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship helped them every step of the way.
We’re thrilled that Philly has its very own retail store–although we reminded cofounders Neil Blumenthal WG’10 and Dave Gilboa WG’10 that this is in fact their second retail location in Philadelphia. The first was Neil’s apartment at 20th and Walnut.
The store itself is gorgeous, and like all Warby Parker stores, unique:
It had all the fun quirks we’ve come to expect and love from a Warby Parker store:
We got to see some old friends:
And greet some newer ones:
We’re so happy to have Warby Parker back home in Philly. We recommend that you head over to the store soon; there are limited edition glasses that are only available at the Philly store, and they might just be perfect for you.