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WEST VILLAGE—An informant sends word that Marc Jacobs' newest contribution to the Bleecker Street retail scene, his men's store at no. 382 (pictured at right in larval stage), has opened. If you've stopped in, don't hesitate to send over a note about the interior, merchandise, or anything else, really. [RackedWire Inbox]
NEW YORK CITY—A general query, from a reader: "Wowhouse Bazaar happening this year? This was an event last Fall at fashion week that was woefully misrepresented by Daily Candy (the only people to list it). The original listing said that it was an "art event" but it was really a bunch of vintage clothing dealers with the BEST selection I have EVER seen setting up in the basement of a church on 38th St. just off Broadway. It was almost completely empty when I went on the Saturday of fashion week; just me and two models (and we obviously were not the same size) so I totally scored on the clothes. But now I want to know if it's happening again. All I found in that DailyCandy listing was the event listing from last year, and a link to a site that gave me nothing, www.vintageloftnyc.com. Do you know if this is happening again this year? Please investigate, I'd drop everything and run down to it if I heard it was going on!" Interesting. Anyone have intel on this event? It would be much appreciated. [RackedWire Inbox]
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN—Via an email just sent to the Racked Inbox, we're reminded that the second annual Brooklyn Book Festival is coming up next Sunday, Sept. 16, from 10am to 6pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall." On the roster are Dave Eggers, Jonathan Safran Foer, Gloria Naylor, Jonathan Lethem, A.M. Homes, Chuck Klosterman and a host of others. [RackedWire]