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Karkula moving their showroom from MePa to 48 Walker Street in Tribeca. Photo via Racked Flickr Pool

· Beach Bum Tanning still "alive and kicking" in Forest Hills [Forest Hills 72]
· Ricky's eying Hoboken and Jersey City [WWD, subscription req]
· Full-body scrubs at three Korean day spas [TONY]
· East-Central Bed-Stuy needs supermarket, gets soup kitchen [Bed-Stuy Blog]

· Members more happy with local gyms than national chains [Well]
· Banana Republic hires new creative director Simon Kneen [WWD, subscription req]
· Most Apple Stores dropping cashwraps [ifoAppleStore]
· Vera Wang launching new fragrance, Bouquet, this spring [WWD, subscription req]