Last month I received an email with an invitation to try a different way to purchase eyeglasses from a new company called David Kind.
Here's the deal: I don't love that I need to wear glasses and I don't particularly like the process of picking out new glasses. I find I'm usually in a hurry - get in, get out. I also tend to wear my glasses for a long time until they are riddled with scratches or I need a new prescription. I rarely have more than one pair at once.
When this invite came through I thought it sounded like a fun way to test out some new frames and they have a super classy website and I like the idea of this kind of service and let's be honest, I can almost always use a style update.
After you sign up you upload a photo of yourself and any information you want them to know and enter your credit card information and then a stylist chooses six different pairs of glasses for you and mails them to your home. Free styling and free shipping.
And I loved their mission statement: Our mission is to provide the highest quality frames and lenses, hand selected to match your facial features and personal style by a friendly, qualified, real person. We provide people with glasses they look great in, lenses they see better through, all via unparalleled customer service.
They arrive in a beautiful box (felt like Christmas) and then the fun of trying them on begins.
Now here's where I'd like some help from you guys. Which one do you like on me?
After trying them on and writing a couple notes on each pair on the cards provided you can pick one (or more) pairs to purchase.
You send the box and the glasses back and include your prescription and they will send you back your new glasses.
Trying them on was super fun. Having them here in my house for a few days was a much better experience than the pressure of being in the glasses store and feeling like I needed to make a quick decision.
So what do you think? I've got my personal favorite and so does Katie. I'll share the final result after I hear from you guys.