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Warby Parker to tour Philadelphia as part of a class trip

In need of some funky specs?

Warby Parker to tour Philadelphia as part of a class trip

The Warby Parker Class Trip School bus courtesy of Warby Parker
The Warby Parker Class Trip School bus courtesy of Warby Parker

In need of some funky specs?

Then look for the Warby Parker schoolbus parked in your hood. The locally born eye wear company is in the midst of  The Warby Parker Class Trip and we are the third stop on the 9-city tour. It started October 10 in New York and will wrap up in Los Angeles in February.

Think of it as a yellow cheese bus turned traveling pop-up shop.

The inside of the school bus is designed to look like a professor's library, so it's complete with  leather sofas, wood paneling and vintage books. The bus is staffed with a sales team and an optician.

Warby Parker was founded by University of Pennsylvania Wharton students: Neil Blumenthal, Dave Gilboa, Jeffrey Raider and Andrew Hunt. The men were motivated by fashion and philanthropy -  for each pair of eyeglasses sold, Warby gives a pair to someone in need.

The bus will be here through Sunday, November, 4. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

See locations:

Wednesday, October 24 - Market Street between 16th Street and 17th Street outside of The Shops at Liberty Place

Thursday, October 25 - Walnut Street between 36th Street and 37th Street

Friday, October 26 - Market Street between 16th Street and 17th Streeet outside of The Shops at Liberty Place

Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28  -18th Street between Walnut Street and Moravian Street

Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2  - Arch Street  between Second Street and Third Street

Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4  - 18th St. between Walnut Street and Moravian Street

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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