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Today is the first day of the biannual Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, though you would be forgiven for not knowing. Buzz seems to be at a curious low here in Brooklyn, probably because Lincoln Center feels like a world away and all the models shipped over from Eastern Europe probably won't come to this side of the river until they find out it, well, exists. But for the many fashion designers living here,...
We've officially entered fall preview season, which means it's time to inflate your brain to maximum information-holding capacity: New York Magazine just unveiled a massive fall retail preview, and—surprise!—a lot of the stores are in Brooklyn. Surprise #2: Not all of them are located in Williamsburg! This fall, prepare yourselves (and your sweater budgets) for a boutique inside a Bed-Stuy brownstone, a clearance-only Neiman Marcus in Brooklyn Heights, and yes, that J. Crew in Williamsburg you've...
Your favorite indie jewelry store (with the world's prettiest Instagram) is about to get bigger: Catbird is opening a second outpost just a few blocks south! The store, located at 540 Driggs Ave between N. 7th and N. 8th Sts, will be a tad smaller than the original, decade-old Catbird on Bedford Ave, at 200 square feet. Slated to open September 26 (around the same time J. Crew will arrive nearby), Catbird's wedding annex will...
Bangs giveth, and bangs taketh away. Let's be specific: Bangs giveth when the weather is nestled somewhere in the cozy milieu between 28 and 75 degrees and also not raining, snowing or hailing, there's zero-percent humidity/smog/floating Halal truck molecules and absolutely no hair-disturbing wind stronger than a mild breeze. This is a phenomenon that, in New York City, occurs for roughly one second sometime in mid-May and then again in October. For most of the...

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