Kids aren’t usually fans of wearing glasses, but now they don’t have to fear losing their sense of style with Warby Parker’s new kids’ eyewear collection that is starting a 12-week trial run this week.
For the next three months, parents can visit any one of the eight brick and mortar stores in NYC to get their littles fitted in one of the six styles being offered. That’s right, no “home try on” program is available for these new glasses that are basically mini me versions of Warby Parker’s most popular adult styles: Daisy, Chamberlain, Percey, Lyle, Louise and Wilkie.
Sizing will come in the Jr. Jr. (for kids ages 4 to 7) and Jr. (for age 8 and up), both for the same price as a sweet pair of adult frames ($95) which includes prescription lenses! Warby Parker’s also taken some precaution when it comes to making frames that last for kids: they’ve installed spring hinges on the entire line to allow flexibility and all around kid-friendliness.
Just like the adult frames, they will be made of durable acetate and impact resistant lenses that are anti-reflective, UV-protected and scratch resistant. Colors choices are copious: various pinks, blues, black and clear are all available.
The new kids line will also participate in the eyewear company’s socially-conscious initiatives, in particular Warby Parker’s Pupils Project, which directly gives vision care and glasses to school-age children in New York City Community Schools.
Now let’s keep our fingers crossed that the trial program goes well, so the rest of us non-New Yorkers can get our fill of kid hipster glasses too!
Do you plan on outfitting your kids in Warby Parker’s line if it goes permanent? Let us know in the comments below!
All photos courtesy of Warby Parker.