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Madewell Better Well Have Free Drinks At Its Williamsburg Opening

(Photo: Madewell)

(Photo: Madewell)

Just a few blocks away from the new J. Crew store in Williamsburg (and steps from the Urban Outfitters’ Space Ninety 8), the brand’s sister store Madewell will open its doors next week. And because this is Brooklyn and the women’s clothing label probz has lots of cash they’re willing to throw around to welcome themselves to the neighborhood, Madewell is throwing a party.
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The Latest ‘Looking For a Girlfriend’ Parody Is Truly Goatesque

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the infamous “Looking For a Girlfriend” flyer warped into an ad, but who cares: this wacky version by the peeps at Fair Folks & a Goat totally succeeded in getting our attention and alerting us to the launch of their East Village coffee bar.
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The Latest Brooklyn Market Is in Manhattan, Actually

1780148_791066680955463_6505091718767099592_oBrooklyn has become so cool that it’s being imported into Manhattan for tourists who are too lazy to go into Brooklyn. Four years ago, I wrote about the opening of a Brooklyn-themed restaurant in the West Village: “Manhattan’s Brooklyneer Has a Chef From Brooklyn’s Manhattan Inn,” went the improbable headline.
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A Designer Boutique and Espresso Bar Brings a Little Bit of Barney’s to Bed-Stuy

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Inside Sincerely, Tommy (Photo: Nicole Disser)

A brand new, shiny anomaly has opened its doors on Tompkins Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Sincerely, Tommy. And yes, the designer clothing and furniture boutique, which doubles as a coffee shop, is actually being quite sincere with a few price tags upwards of $1,000 and a slick minimal white, grey, and glass interior.
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You’ll Find Scottish Duds (No Kilts) at the Glasgow Vintage Company

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Just a few days old, The Glasgow Vintage Company is the latest addition to the vintage row located on East Ninth Street between First and Second Avenues. Owner Gavin O’Brien, manning the floor when we stopped by today, told us he and his wife plus three kids had just moved eight weeks prior to the West Village from Glasgow, Scotland, where they own an almost identical shop.

Was the move perhaps a means of escaping Scotland just before the country decided to maintain its often fraught marriage with the rest of the United Kingdom? Maybe O’Brien and his family thought that in the absence of total and complete Scottish independence, bringing a plethora of wooly Scottish vintage garments out of the country was the only way to preserve Scottish identity?
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This Roving Vintage Shop Is Back In NoHo For The Fall

The Nomad Truck is parked at 4th street and Broadway today. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

The Nomad Truck is parked at 4th street and Broadway today. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Hoping to catch some NYU students on their way to and from class, the Nomad Truck has spent at least one day a week parked at the corner of West 4th Street and Broadway since the first day of school, and will continue showing up at different spots around the area in the coming weeks. If you’re close by, just hop on the gangplank and make your way inside the boxy mobile retail biz that’s packed to the brim with women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry.

We spoke with store manager Chastity Mahoney about what Nomad has to offer. Prices hover under $100, while most of the new clothing pieces occupy the $40 range, jackets and outerwear creep up to the higher mark. Everything looks polished and vaguely “on trend”: leather jackets, acid wash jeans, marled sweaters, and necklaces with bones and power crystals are all available. Mahoney said the store sources the majority of its clothing from Los Angeles because of the number of manufacturers located there, but also because “LA is our style.”

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Steampunk Replaces Satanism On Clinton Street, But the Goat Heads Stay

Blue Bayer's Goat Ring.

Blue Bayer’s Goat Ring.

It’s been a hot minute since JJ Brine moved Vector Gallery, or the Official Art Gallery of Satan, from Clinton Street to the southern reaches of the Lower East Side after the landlord broke his deal with the devil and leased the place to another tenant.
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The Name Just Nails It

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Forget Primp & Polish and its hoity toity ampersand — this new nail salon on Metropolitan, near Lorimer, has to have the greatest name ever. We won’t speculate, but this bit of AOL humor (Tom Hanks humor?) might be why Cutie Calls — the mani-pedi spot that previously had the best name in all of Williamsburg (get it, cuticles?) — is closed for remodeling today. You’ve got NAIL, Cutie Calls: it’s time to step up your game.