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RackedWire: Ohio Knitting Mills Packs It In on Smith, Ladies Get Grabby at Tahari

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SMITH STREET—Following a massive sale, the Ohio Knitting Mills store at 231 Smith Street in Boerum Hill has shuttered. Pardon Me For Asking has a shot of their teary shutter signage (pictured above). These are hard times for the eyesore-sweater business, that's for sure. [Pardon Me For Asking]

MIDTOWN EAST—A Racked commenter tells of the insanity of opening day at the Elie Tahari sample sale on Fifth Avenue. "Total madhouse swarming with women, flying elbows, hanger poking and all. Obviously, cute work attire for about 50-70%. I went home with a taupe colored skirt suit. I think their highlight was probably the shoes & bags. They had all their bags in the $250-350 range, regular retail was up to $900 i think—they also had the ashton ballet flat in a lot of colors and sizes for $99—super comfy!" [Racked Comments]