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Vintage eyewear enthusiasts have a new reason to visit specs emporium Fabulous Fanny’s (335 E. 9th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-533-0637): The boutique has just launched their own line of men’s and women’s frames. The ­Spectaculars.USA collection pairs retro shapes with bold primary colors and then, in a surprise twist, laminates patterned silk on the inside of the glasses. “People want special details that aren’t obvious at first,” says co-owner Stanton Blackmer. “It’s like wearing sexy lingerie.” To create the collection, Blackmer bought silks in tartan, paisley, and abstract prints in the garment district, then jetted to ­Italy to start the manufacturing process. Once the frames are cut, they’re shipped Stateside to be assembled and polished. The collection is limited to six styles, priced at $220 to $240 a pair, but more are in the works.


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