new glasses hunting.

August 22, 2014

davidkindglasses

As soon as I read this post from Elise last week (my favorite blogger in all the land, and I totally hope she doesn’t mind that I’m borrowing her post idea!), I immediately wanted to try the whole “we’ll ship you glasses to try on and hopefully you’ll find a pair you love” process with this new-to-me company. I’d done this once before (with Warby Parker), but wasn’t thrilled with any of the options – most of the frames I had wanted to try were out of stock, which was super frustrating – so I ended up with a box full of frames that were all sort of second choices to begin with. Needless to say, I didn’t end up with new glasses after that experience, much to my dismay.

As soon as I headed over to the David Kind website, I was smitten. The design of the site is great, and the process to get started with their home try-on program is even better. Instead of choosing your own frames to try on, you answer a few questions (what you’re looking for, what you like/don’t like, any special requests, the types of frames you’re generally drawn to, etc.) and upload a photo of your face, and then you’re paired with a stylist who picks the frames for you based on your face shape and the responses you gave. Genius.

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It was like Christmas morning when I received my box. I was so excited to see what Laura (my stylist) had come up with for me. Not only was everything encased in what might be the coolest little glasses package I’ve ever seen (complete with a mirror for trying on your frames), but what impressed me even more was the card that came with it that described all of the frames that Laura picked out for me – and why. The attention to detail and completely customized experience you get with this company is really outstanding, and like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. (Sidenote: I know we’re just talking about glasses here, but I think this just goes to show that companies that take the time and make the effort to really think about the customer experience from start to finish can make a huge impact, no matter what they’re selling. Business owners everywhere, take note.) If you’re in the market for some new frames, I would SO recommend giving this company a spin (and by the way, I’m not getting compensated for this in any way – I just think these guys are awesome. But hey, David Kind, if you’d like to throw a new pair of frames my way, I definitely wouldn’t be mad about it).

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So, let’s get to the point of this whole post. I’m not only waxing and waning about glasses on a Friday afternoon because I’ve fallen in love with this company – but I’d actually really love your help deciding which ones to choose! I have a few favorites, but am curious to see what you all think.

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Any that you particularly love/hate? Would love to hear your opinions!

And, a big thanks to my husband for very patiently snapping these photos of me – I don’t think this guy really realized what he was getting himself into when he decided to marry me.

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