Albany, NY. – Warby Parker will open its first retail location in New York’s Capital Region this Spring at Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany. The brand selling prescription glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, eye exams, and vision tests has over 200 retail locations across the country and Canada. The store will feature original artwork by local Albany artist Caroline Corrigan.
“We are thrilled to welcome Warby Parker to our retail mix at Stuyvesant Plaza,” said Stuyvesant Plaza General Manager Rachel Ferluge. “Warby Parker is an incredible brand and a big believer in community, and we are so excited for our guests to experience all that they have to offer.”
Warby Parker’s mission is to inspire and impact the world with vision, purpose, and style. Warby Parker will offer everything needed for great eyecare at an affordable price, from designer quality glasses and contacts to eye exams and vision tests all in one place. Plus, for every pair sold, a pair of glasses will be distributed to someone in need through their Buy a Pair, Get a Pair program.
“Our goal is to always meet our customers where they are and we’re excited to continue expanding our retail presence in New York with our first store in the Albany area. Stuyvesant Plaza is at the heart of the Albany community and we’re so happy to join this center and help make it more convenient for our Albany customers to access affordable, holistic vision care,” said Warby Parker Senior Vice President of Retail Sandy Gilsenan.
Warby Parker’s Stuyvesant Plaza location will be a one-stop-shop, carrying the company’s full sun and optical eyewear offerings, their own brand of daily contact lenses, Scout by Warby Parker, in addition to third-party contacts, eyewear accessories, and eye exams. The new store will be located in Suite 23A, next to Josie’s Table.
About Stuyvesant Plaza
Located in the heart of Albany at the intersection of I-87 and I-90/NY State Thruway, Stuyvesant Plaza is the premier open-air retail destination in New York’s state capital region. Stuyvesant Plaza was founded in 1959 and was one of the earliest retail centers of its kind in the country. Since then, the Plaza has attracted generations of loyal customers. As a convenient waypoint between New York City and upstate attractions such as the Adirondacks, it serves travelers and locals alike with its category-spanning mix of businesses.
Today, Stuyvesant Plaza is home to more than 60 shops and restaurants, including Circles, Josie’s Table, Jean Paul Salon & Spa, Primal: Your Local Butcher, Pottery Barn, Bountiful Bread, Talbots, The Book House, BARE Blends and Lola Saratoga. With a bakery, a butcher shop, a local clothing boutique and so much more, the Plaza remains a beloved tradition and a daily ritual in the community.
For more information, visit www.stuyvesantplaza.com and follow @stuyvesantplaza on Facebook and Instagram.
About Warby Parker
Founded in 2010, Warby Parker is an eyewear brand with a mission to inspire and impact the world with vision, purpose, and style. Warby Parker aims to demonstrate that businesses can scale, do well, and do good in the world. Ultimately, the brand believes in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses sold, they distribute a pair to someone in need through their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. To date, Warby Parker has worked alongside its nonprofit partners to distribute more than 10 million glasses to people in need. Learn more at warbyparker.com.