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Though there's still a week to go till Muji opens its doors on Broadway, the store's shelves are already stocked.
UPPER WEST SIDE—A reader writes: "FYI - maybe old news, but I just saw the sign - Crocs (you know, those annoying shoes?) store coming to Columbus Ave - it just seems wrong." That a Crocs shop will open on Columbus Ave is old news, yes, but we believe that the sign is new. Anyone have a pic of it that they'd like to share? [RackedWire Inbox]
MIDTOWN WEST—The probability of this reader "tip" being a shill hovers at about 85%, but in the interesting of being servicey...: "There is a secret hideaway in NYC where you can purchase my favorite brand of ballet flats, London Sole. It is a private retail boutique located across from Bryant Park at 110 west 40th Street between 6th Avenue & Bway in Suite 2501. The company does not have a ground floor store yet in NYC, although I hear they are looking, so this is the spot to see them and buy them. The Santa Monica store was where I first discovered them. Now they are in SF and Miami and NYC. Check it out!!!!!" Come on, those exclamation points are a dead giveaway. [RackedWire Inbox]