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RackedWire: Pop-Up Shop/Soup Kitchen to Feed, Clothe Nolita; Tracy Reese Trunk Show in Brooklyn

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We're taking off for the Holiday weekend, and will see you around these parts on Monday. For those planning on braving the Black Friday crowds, check back tomorrow for our exhaustive Black Friday shopping map.

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NOLITA—Today, we received a very strange press release stating that Brooklyn-based Hasidic designer Levi Okunov would be opening a "new Depression Era-styled boutique" and soup kitchen named 1929 at 174 Mott Street on Friday. Okunov "will sell top quality clothing and accessories at Depression Era prices" and will be handing out "free warm cup[s] of soup. 1929 is not just a place to spend money. It is a refuge from the despair we are all facing." It sounds like a joke, but Okunov seems completely sincere when he says he's just trying to work with the times. The store will stay open for a month and a half; see you in the bread lines. [RackedWire Inbox]

CARROLL GARDENS—Brooklyn's only Tracy Reese holiday trunk show begins on Black Friday and runs until Sunday, December 7, at Epaulet (231 Smith Street.) Feminine dresses and tops from both Tracy Reese and Plenty will be discounted 25%, and if you show up between 7pm and 10pm the evening it opens, they'll throw in a free cup of hot apple cider. [RackedWire]


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