Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
WILLIAMSBURG—Crest Hardware at 558 Metropolitan Avenue is deeply in tune with its customers: "First they hold an art show, and now they sell bed bug poison at the front counter," writes blogger The Driggs. "The skin-tight jeans are in aisle 10 right near the electrical tape and the Wolf Parade EPs." [Williamsburg is Dead]
FIDI—Wacky French design shop Pylones is adding a fifth to its roster of NYC stores. Around September 1, an outpost will open on Broadway near Century 21. (Unrelated but useful tidbit: It's pronounced "Pea-lones," not "Pie-loan-es.") [Racked Inbox]