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Nearby Subway Stops
C, E at Spring St.; N, R at Prince St.
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This 550-square-foot eyewear boutique presents a more focused collection than nearby competitors like Ilori and Sunglass Hut, offering only the specs and shades of Derek Lam, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Fabien Baron, and the brand’s own Modo line. With black floors, backlit white walls, and a single potted orchid perched on the register, the assortment of sunglasses provides the only flash of color here. The company prides itself on offering a limited selection of frames that venture outside the conventions of high-end designer eyewear, stressing a clean silhouette and impeccable construction over conspicuous branding. The Modo line pairs scratch-resistant mineral glass lenses with lightweight titanium or acetate plastic frames. Each of the twenty styles retail at $285 apiece, ranging from striking oversize Valentina glasses with red and purple stripes to delicate Marcello aviators for men. The company also took on an ecofriendly initiative in summer 2008, partnering with two nonprofit organizations to plant one tree for each piece of eyewear sold.