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Cool School: The Warby Parker Class Trip Is In L.A.

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Get your permission slips signed: The Warby Parker Class Trip has arrived in Los Angeles! That's right--Warby Parker, purveyor of hip, trendy, and affordable glasses, has taken their product on a field trip to bring their showroom experience to life, and their six-month roadtrip has currently settled in Los Angeles.

The mobile showroom is, naturally, a big yellow school bus, with interiors inspired by landmark libraries and mid-century classrooms. Complete with a prop-filled photobooth, lots of leather couches, and bookshelves filled with classic titles like "the Catcher in the Rye," the showroom invites you to hang out awhile and test-run your "sexy librarian" look.

If sexy librarian is too risqué for you, there are plenty new styles in for both optical frames and sunglasses (just in time for summer). This trip even has "chaperones" on hand: Opticians to make sure your glasses are fitted properly, and eyewear stylists to help you choose the perfect size and shape frames for your face shape.

Though Warby Parker has a few mainstays in LA, including the Warby Parker Readery at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, their glasses are typically sold only online. Warby Parker's prescription eye glasses retail at $95 for both frames and lenses, and for every pair of glasses you buy, another pair will be sent to someone in need.

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You can find the Warby Parker Class Trip in Venice until March 3rd; after that it makes its way to West Hollywood. If only it had stopped in Silver Lake, so we could show some hipsters that there are other options besides a horn-rim.

Venice: 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd. through March 3, 2013 11am to 7 pm daily
West Hollywood: 8201 W. 3rd St. March 5, 2013 through March 24, 2013 11am to 7pm daily