Warby Parker

Derris is handling media for the public listing of Warby Parker Inc., which on Aug. 24 filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the public listing of the stock.

Following completion of the SEC review and approval, Warby Parker will trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

Launched in 2010 as direct-to-consumer marketing of high-quality prescription eyeglasses, the New York-based company now has 145 retailer outlets.

Warby Parker, which is organized as a public benefit corporation, recorded a 52.9 percent jump in first-half revenues to $270.5M. Net loss narrowed to $7.3M from $10M.

Lena Griffin, managing director of Derris, represents Warby Parker.

Derris, which has offices in New York and London, fashions itself as a brand consultancy. It has worked with Harry’s, Everlane, Oscar, Reformation, Glossier, Hims and Hudson Yards.