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This Store Blows Soho Special: Urban Outfitters, Best Buy, American Apparel, Marc Jacobs & More!

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Come summer, you see retailers around the city leaving the doors of their stores propped wide open in the hopes of enticing shoppers in with blasts of frigid air conditioning. In protest of this decidedly carbon-non-neutral trend we bring you, This Store Blows, highlighting the city's worst offenders. Want to join forces with us? Contributions, accompanied by a photo, are always accepted.

Stores: Urban Outfitters, Best Buy, American Apparel, David Z, Marc Jacobs, Versani, Forecast, Michael K., Old Navy Date: 6/26/08. Time: 6:30 to 7PM. Why These Stores Blow: To quote our photographer: "I gave up taking photos because there were just so many with their doors open." When the brownout comes, we'll be looking at you, Broadway retailers.
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Marc Jacobs Collection

385 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012 212 343 1490 Visit Website

Urban Outfitters

521 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10175-0003 212 867 4107 Visit Website