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The beautiful, if a bit austere, new Jil Sander store on Howard Street in southernmost Soho gets the Critical Shopper treatment this week. Cintra Wilson is decidedly in love with the place, writing: "The garments, arranged with great care at equal distances, are industrious, no-nonsense cuts on a strict solid-color diet of teal, navy, black, gray and magenta. These valuable wardrobe tools work productively because great thought, diligence and mathematical precision has gone into their styling. Because you are terrified to touch the clothing, the store is fortunate to have a handsome salesman, Paul Silva, who is exceedingly kind and supplied a variety of intelligent selections in Size 34." [NY Times]