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Good news for the bespectacled: "Keep in mind that every Gruen Eyes high-end eyewear boutique in the city has quietly set up a ‘sale section' where you’ll find an impressive batch of frames and sunglasses from the likes of Oliver Peoples and Paul Smith discounted by as much as 50%. This is not a temporary development, according to one Gruen clerk, but who knows." [The Choosy Beggar]