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11.28.14 Prachi Gupta

U.S.-borne virus Black Friday, from which infected victims experience bouts of mania and violent outbursts, has officially traveled across the pond and over to the U.K. While the U.K. has harbored the virus since at least 2010, this is the first year it’s expanded into a full blown epidemic. The BBC reports: Greater Manchester Police […]

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12.17.12 Andy Cush

The impending arrival of an 80,000 square-foot shopping mall at 82 Bogart Street may signify the end of Bushwick’s “cool” and the start of another wave of gentrification, but one entrepreneur hopes he can at least keep the complex free of national chain stores. Molasses Books owner Matthew Winn has headed up a grassroots effort […]

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12.01.11 Tabatha McGurr

When it comes to shopping at fancy pants boutiques, the customer is never right. In fact, they’re often treated as a nuisance that is just there to distract the clerks from drinking lattes and playing with their iPhone behind the counter all day. […]

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08.23.11 Myles Tanzer

This morning, the Observer posted about Spencer’s Gifts moving into Soho. They blamed everyone’s least favorite neighbors, NYU, for the store’s Broadway debut. But what’s the point of having a Spencer’s Gifts in NYC? Isn’t that what Ricky’s is for? Was walking to St. Marks to get trashy jewelry and backlight posters of Bob Marley […]

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12.08.10 Lauri Apple

The Columbus Dispatch of Ohio (land of NYC’s hyper-defensive sixth borough) has reported on New York City’s brand-new Hollister store on 5th Avenue, which tells you something about what’s going on in Ohio. […]

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07.08.09 Will Sherman

Urban Outfitters, one of the leading retailers of plagiarized t-shirts and clothing designs, is now selling color customized fixed gear bikes. Partnering with Florida-based online bike store Republic Bike, the new retail chain’s website offers customers an online interface to easily choose a garish combination of colors for their $399 ride. The new 24-pound bikes […]

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