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· Fabric selection at new Ikea ain't too shabby [Daily Dose]
· Gov officials have their panties in a twist over new graffiti store [amNY]

· Starbucks to shutter 600 stores [NY Times]
· Cargo scooter: cool and practical, or completely asinine? [Gizmodo]
· "Monkids" are like owning a kid that never grows up [Radar]
· Check it out—a $30 cardboard bicycle [Dwell Blog]
· Men's bondage shoes a new microtrend [The Moment]
· DIY Ksubi jeans [Teen Vogue]
· Top ten car ads of the 1970s [Jalopnik]
· Michael Stars expanding from tees to fleece hoodies and pants [WWD, subscription req]