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RackedWire: Avoid Herald Square For the Next Two Days; Simon Doonan's Christmas Story

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[Image via Lauren Farmer/Flickr]

HERALD SQUARE—Writes blogger Lauren Farmer about the picture above, "Guess what’s the worst idea ever? Macy’s 3 days before Christmas." That reminds us: Anyone got any good hellish Christmas shopping stories? Send them our way! [That's What She Said]

EVERYWHERE—When an email from Barneys appeared in our inbox titled "A Horrible Tale of Holiday Ingratitude," we half-expected the Simon Doonan equivalent of a Racked reader rant. Of course, Doonan is far too nice for that; instead, it's a somewhat amazing short essay about his own ungrateful youth. Did you know that Doonan's broke but glamorous stay-at-home dad used to sew clothes for his kids? Sadly, young Simon didn't appreciate the handmade gear, which brings us to the topic of this essay. But we're kind of stuck on the image of Doonan's father as a stylish British ex-pat sewing baby clothes. It just makes so much sense. [Racked Inbox]


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