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Bring on the Sun

New Yorkers are known for sporting designer shades all year long, but now that spring is finally here, so is your excuse to treat yourself to a new pair (or three) at any of these top-of-the-line boutiques.

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Get Shady at Oliver Peoples
This boutique’s stylish environment manages to keep up with the eyewear’s designer status, and offer the ultimate experience to customers in search of the perfect pair. Be sure to take a peep at their newest retro-inspired collaboration with Maison Kitsune, which stays true to their favored vintage elements, but introduces a modern appeal. DETAILS 812 Madison Ave., 212.585.3433,

Get Shady at Selima Optique
This SoHo flagship creates tons of downtown buzz from celebrities like Bono or Madonna seeking out Selima to craft their custom shades. Check out the brand’s own edgy collections that make this spot the go-to destination for trendsetting eyewear. DETAILS 59 Wooster St., 212.343.9490,

Get Shady at Warby Parker
Spare your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays without compromising your beach-chic look this summer with eyewear from Warby Parker’s newest SoHo location, opening on Saturday. Seek out polarized lenses, which provide you with the ultimate UV protection, and further customize them with your personal prescription. DETAILS 121 Greene St.,

Get Shady at Three Monkeys Eyewear
If the neon colors radiating from this spring street shop’s windows don’t grab your attention, designers such as Oakley, Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, Ray Ban and tons more will. Give into the store’s youthful feel and try on as many pairs as you want while also dabbling in the Three Monkey’s brand made in Italy for an original look. DETAILS 35 Spring St., 917.330.7377,

Get Shady at Fabulous Fannys
If you love vintage eyewear, look no further. You can search through spectacles that date as far back as the 1700s and rummage through drawers of rare merchandise to discover fascinating antique frames. DETAILS 335 E. 9th St., 212.533.0637,