Always seeing the deals...Nancy Brenner reports:
Rhianna's ex Chris Brown sports specs in his new video "Crawl." Dapper dudes Justin Timberlake, Johnny Dep and Jay-Z are all gaga over glasses - so where can you score a hot pair without scorching your wallet? Head to Mott Street where several spots offer a wide range including Prada, Dolce & Gabanna, Lafont and too many to name.
Didn't have a clue that the nabe famous for Fendi fakes was home to these shops? Neither did I. You don't have to wait for a sale, or scour coupon websites or even ask for a discount, most shops will offer you one. No huge pressure to buy. No attitude. The Mao Chang Vision Center was spot-on in selections that flatter your features, coloring and size. Most pairs are ready in two hours, so you have time to savor the area's gastronomic delights and pick up inexpensive colorful chopsticks at one of the many souvenir shops dotting this narrow thoroughfare.
Three stores to scout:
- Mao Chang Vision Center, 72 Mott Street
- Mott Street Optical, 52 Mott Street MottOptical.com (also in Flushing)
- Eye Solutions, 33 Mott Street (also in Brooklyn)