Saturday was the first official day open for the new Warby Parker location on Woodward in downtown Detroit. The store seemed to have a steady stream of people coming in and out, and since it’s the newest thing, we thought we’d share some pictures.
Located on the original site of the pharmacy of James Vernor, the creator of one of our most iconic drinks, Vernor’s, there’s a hat tip to the history with a soda fountain spigot in the back.
The space is very attractive. Woodward from Campus Martius to Grand Circus Park is very quickly becoming shopping destination for the high-end.
That said, as far as glasses go, Warby Parker is affordably priced, starting at $95 including most prescription lenses. Having the ability to get an eye exam on site (with appointment) is useful. The staff was very friendly and answering everyone’s questions. Having done the home try-on program that Warby Parker is famous for from their website before, it’s solid. But there’s something about trying all the things that’s just better. Especially for eyewear.
The floors are terrazzo, and the design flows well with the rest of the building.
There are a few select book titles for sale, but don’t confuse this with a book store. The ones that are there are very “on brand” as marketing folks would say.
Also, there is a selection of accessories.
The view outside is a nice cityscape.
A neat map of places to read downtown to pick up.
Love the barrel vaulted ceiling and the lights.
If you want to check it out for yourself or investigate some glasses or sunglasses, Warby Parker’s Detroit store is at 1449 Woodward in Detroit. It’s open 11 a.m. — 7 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sundays.