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We should have guessed it: The store at 129 Prince Street in Soho, abandoned in June by Baby Phat/ Phat Farm, has been resurrected as one of those sketchy roving sample sales.
Outside, the Phat flag hangs beside a banner touting 40-90% off of "Designer Clothing." Tourists are sucked in like it's a snowglobe-tschotchke shop and everyone else shakes their heads. Apparently, there's True Religion, Monarchy, 7 For All Mankind and Antik in them there hills.
Inside, Russell Simmons' argyle floors remain and Kimora's pigeonholes now contain discounted Diesel belts. What will Kimora do now that she can't throw parties in her Prince Street store during Fashion Week? The rumored Phat move to Harlem's 125th Street, near the Apollo Theater and an American Apparel, was briefly confirmed in an article proclaiming Harlem's second renaissance, but one which won't arrive until around Christmas when most of the newer stores are due to open.
·Baby Phat to Rise Again [Racked]
·Discontinued: Baby Phat Falls Off Prince [Racked]