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Week In Review: Crowds at the Brooklyn Flea, Banana Republic Tries Something New With Monogram and More

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Before kicking off your Saturday, take a moment to peruse the top Racked stories of the past week.

1) Fort Green: Brownstoner's Brooklyn Flea kicked off with a bang. There was food, antiques and plenty of silk-screened tees, but sadly, no dogs.

2) West Village: The execs at Banana Republic unveiled their puzzling new concept store, Monogram.

3) Midtown West: With a massive press conference and a pop-up store, Starbucks debuted their new Pike Place Roast in Bryant Park. It tastes slightly less bitter than their regular coffee!

4) Noho: Salon Eva Scrivo opened on Bond, and high-maintenance neighbors rejoiced.

5) East Village: The West Village's loss is the East Village's gain, as Chocolate Bar found a new home on East 7th Street.

6) Nationwide: The Marimekko tribute collection debuted at H&M a day later than promised.