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Online glasses shop — and hipster favorite — Warby Parker coming to Austin

Online shop — and hipster favorite — Warby Parker coming to Austin

Warby Parker Class trip
Warby Parker Class Trip is heading to Austin. Photo courtesy of Warby Parker

Warby Parker made quite a splash when it opened its online eyewear shop a few years ago. Offering stylish frames for around $100, Warby Parker quickly became the go-to shop for the fashionable and hip. Finally customers could snag trendy glasses that wouldn't break the bank — and wouldn't break your heart when they fell out of fashion.

Since beginning the online business, Warby Parker has opened a handful of stores across the U.S., including Dallas, Los Angeles and New York. In order to better reach fans, the eyewear brand launched Warby Parker Class Trip, a mobile school bus designed to look like a vintage elementary school classroom.

The Class Trip, which rolls into Austin next week, offers the brand's full optical and sunwear collection and provides stylists to help with purchases. In addition to eyewear, visitors can relax with games like backgammon and peruse a lending library specially curated for Warby Parker by Austin Bat Cave. The local nonprofit, which provides writing classes to adults and free writing workshops to Austinites ages 6-18, will also be selling its most recent anthology, Dream It, for $20.

The vintage yellow school bus will park at the Picnic at 1720 Barton Springs Rd. beginning Friday, November 14. According to Warby Parker reps, the bus will be parking it at the Picnic for at least the next six months.