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Forget contact lenses: There’s a New York eyewear boutique that’ll make you glad you don’t have 20/20 vision. Its selection of vintage frames and sunglasses at incredible prices (many for under $100) has made the place the go-to spot for fashion trendsetters for more than a decade. And finding the right frames for your face couldn’t be simpler thanks to the knowledgeable staff and a well-organized system of drawers you can pull out yourself. Cat’s-eye, wraparound, oval, square, rhinestone—it’s all here at Fabulous Fanny’s in a rainbow of colors. The selection of vintage sunglasses is just as impressive, ranging from the late 1800s to the 1980s, with designers including Christian Dior, Norma Kamali, and Fendi. If you somehow can’t find what you’re looking for, the East Village shop will do an outside search free of charge. As the store’s motto goes, “If you have to wear them, make it fun.” 335 East 9th Street, 212-533-0637, (10003)