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RackedWire: Apple UWS Gets Cubed; Uniqlo Hosts In-Store Skiing Competition

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UPPER WEST SIDE—From a tipster, here's an update on the state of the plot at 67th and Broadway that Apple still hasn't confirmed as the location of its newest store: "Some kind of black adhesive polymer covering the glassy triangle up front, solid cube going on at the back." And if there's one thing Apple loves, it's a cube. Rumor has it that the store will open around Thanksgiving, so we ought to get an official confirmation any day now. [Racked Inbox]

SOHO—Uniqlo's heat tech long underwear really brings out the store's marketing creativity. Last year, they gave us a human vending machine in Times Square to promote their long johns; this year, we're getting an in-store ski-off. This Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm, Olympic skier Emily Cook will compete against store customers on the Wii's ski and snowboard game. Beat her, and you'll win a prize from Uniqlo plus games from Namco Bandai. To play, RSVP at www.newyork-tokyo.com/wp/uniqlo. [Racked Inbox]

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