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Critical Shopper Mike Albo on Chelsea's strangest new boutique: "The new Marc Ecko Cut & Sew store in Chelsea, stuffed to the gills with trendy garments, brought me back to those days and the half-classy mass-market mall stores of my past. Here, it seems, is where today’s young and clubby guy can find relatively inexpensive fancy clothes that will make him feel upscale while he barfs in a bathroom stall after 10 White Russians." [NY Times]