Eyewear brand Warby Parker, which does most of its business online, will be opening its third  brick and mortar location in MoCo this summer. It will be located on Grand Park Avenue, taking over two different locations that will be moving- Olive & Loom and a neighboring storefront. Last month Olive & Loom announced a move to Kensington.

Warby Parker opened its first MoCo location at Bethesda Row in 2017, and its second this past November in Downtown Crown (Gaithersburg). The stores carry the brand’s full optical and sun eyewear offerings including its first brand of daily contact lenses. The store will offer eye exams and children’s glasses that are only available in store.

The New York-based brand has opened multiple stores across the country in recent years after years of being an online-only brand. The current expected opening is Summer 2022.


Olive & Loom, a Mediterranean-inspired lifestyle and apothecary boutique that opened in Pike & Rose in March 2019, announced via Instagram that it will be moving in with its sister business Kin & Care. Kin & Care is a hand -poured, small batch, scented candle company located in Kensington.

Owner Ferzan Jaeger, a Turkish-born mother of two who started her business inspired by the Turkish Baths/Hamam rooted in the rich history of the Ottoman Empire, announced on Instagram that the lease is up at the end of January. In Kensington, she says, they’ll be able to put both businesses under one roof and hope to continue the retail side of Olive & Loom, while offering candle pouring classes in the studio.

An address for the Kensington location will be provided via the Olive & Loom social media accounts at a later time. “Major sales” are expected for in-person purchases at Olive & Loom  to lighten load of what needs to be moved. The sales will also be announce soon, via social media.

Olive & Loom is currently located at 11815 Grand Park Ave.

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