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SOHO—Uniqlo is getting a robot salesman! His name is Wakamaru, after a 12th century warrior, and he'll "greet guests, make eye contact, recognize people, have arm movements, lead staff in motivational morning exercises and communicate promotions to customers," according to Fashion Week Daily. This is either going to be the greatest idea of all time, or terrifying. Also, are "motivational morning exercises" calisthenics? Is the robot going to lead the Uniqlo staff in sit-ups and deep knee bends? [FWD]
LOWER EAST SIDE—Tonight, Shop is throwing a party to celebrate its new location, 94 Orchard Street. It runs till 8 PM and will involve free cupcakes, free champagne, and free gifts. [RackedWire]