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This week, Times Critical Shopper Cintra Wilson heads to Meatpacking newcomer Moschino. She's amused by the froufy store's over-the-topness: "If you possess fun within your soul, Moschino will amplify it. If you aren’t fun at all, Moschino’s excitable designs will do the work for you. Either way, the message is clear: maybe you can’t buy fun, but Moschino is trying to remedy this. Like St. Peter’s, the glitzy extras are intended to inspire your opening to new possibilities, both sublime and ridiculous." [NYT]