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Writer Mike Albo raves about the new MePa Y-3 store: "The clothes here emit a futuristic hum. I kept touching and examining things, thinking I might find some secret teleportation button on them. They are functional and amphibious, as if they had time-traveled from a globally warm future-world where the weather is wet and unpredictable and people live in floating cities that look like airport departure hubs designed by Zaha Hadid." Also, "A black short-sleeved shirt with Velcro fasteners looked like a hip surgical shirt ($225). It scared me, because I could imagine being at some blue neon-lighted warehouse party and seeing Vincent Gallo wearing it and glowering at me with his penetrating, predatory gaze. But for the most part, the clothes are amazing." [NY Times]