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TRIBECA—Charming Dumbo kiddie store Pomme just opened a second shop, this one at 186 Duane Street in Manhattan. Petite Pomme (aww) forgoes older kids, catering entirely to babies, parents-to-be, and the bewildered and grateful friends of parents-to-be who have no idea how to buy presents for newborns and could use some retail guidance. (Tangential but uplifting aside: If you count the Bowery Bazaar, this is the fourth new store we've written about today. Eat that, Great Recession!) [Racked Inbox]
SOHO—Among the menswear items included in Hudson Square boutique Aloha Rag's upcoming private label collection is a red plaid cardigan designed by Thakoon Panichgul. "But Thakoon doesn't do menswear!" you stammer, because you are a fashion nerd. “I’m dying to do men’s wear, I really am,” replies Thakoon—or at least that's what he told WWD. The cardigan will appear in Aloha Rag in February, but only in the New York location, Hawaii not really having much need for cozy sweaters. [WWD]