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New York Magazine has put together a video where "everyday New Yorkers" talk about how they are stretching their dollars during the recession. Magazine correspondent Tim Murphy corners the customers of high-end UES boutiques, and all have similarly hilarious responses to how they're pinching pennies this year. One man: "I'm eliminating silliness. Necessities more than superfluous nonsense." His last purchase? A Tiffany money clip. Asked if she'll turn to Century 21 for her shopping, a polished, tucked older woman replies: "I don't know what Century 21 is." Sounds like there will be a few less bejeweled Judith Leiber clutches under the tree this year. Oh cruel world!
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