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New York City, specifically downtown Manhattan, has seen an explosion of hip optical shops in the last year. While not every opening made the list, we've updated this year's map with a handful of the fresh imports—Culter & Gross from England, Anne et Valentin from France, Warby Parker from the Internet—that are adding new perspective to the eyewear landscape.
Also on the list are the old standbys, from the vintage selection at Fabulous Fanny's to the distinct NYC cool of Moscot, who moved down the block this year. With so many great choices, we've cut out department stores and boutiques and narrowed it down to twelve of the very best shops to buy sunglasses.