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In this week's Critical Shopper column, Mike Albo travels to Paul Stuart on Madison Avenue. He loves the place, finding the staff friendly and the merchandise refreshingly un-trendy. "Simply walking through the doors into the warm, wood-paneled front room and staring at the fine dress shirts and ties was spiritually cleansing. Who knows what unfortunate fashions our new troubled era will produce, but right now this stalwart, 70-year-old brand feels fresh and relevant." [NYT]