Drexler and American Express participated in the glasses purveyor’s latest round of financing, which closed in January at $41.5 million.
“Nobody knows retail like Mickey. And within financial services, nobody knows a brand more prominent than American Express,” Warby Parker cofounder Neil Blumenthal told the Times.
The three-year-old New York-based company, which first solidified its brand by selling retro-style eyeglasses for $95, was recently rumored to be in talks with Google to add some consumer-friendly flair to Google Glass, the augmented reality headset that will be available for purchase by the end of 2013.
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