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THE EAST VILLAGE—Stylist Irene Albright, the curator of the Albright Fashion Library at 62 Cooper Square, has just launched a second local store/gallery. Mina, named after Albright's daughter, opened in 32A Cooper Square last night. In addition to showing exhibits of couture, it also rents clothing for the red carpet. Colonnade Row, perhaps the only neighborhood blog in NYC purportedly written by a cranky bulldog puppy, has more information. [Colonnade Row]
CHELSEA—A clever tipster passes on this advice for bypassing the massive line at the Gucci sale: "Stand on the DELMAN sale line (there's never more than 4-5 people.) You will get in VERY QUICKLY! When you get into the elevator, say you're going to the 5TH FLOOR! OR go to the Delman sale, and upon leaving DON'T take the stairs. Wait for the UP elevator and just get in, no questions asked. I saved myself at least an hour by doing that today. Btw, the Gucci line is so long because there is an occupancy limit (no more than 299 persons) in the room where the sale is held. Every time one person leaves, another can enter." [Racked Inbox]
FORT GREENE—The Brooklyn Flea is adding an indoor annex for the holidays. Starting Sunday, November 30 and running every Sunday until December 21, the flea and Time Out New York will be hosting the market, which they're calling Gifted, in the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Forty vendors have signed on, including Castor & Pollux, jewelry maker Layla, and Jezebel Stationery. The Temple is at 317 Clermont Avenue at Lafayette; hours every Sunday run 11am—6pm. [Brownstoner]