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OMG, we were expecting another week devoid of critical shopping since the column went weekly after the departure of Mike Albo, but this week Times fashion writer Guy Trebay is at the helm. And he managed to reference private East Village sex parties in the second graf of a column about Costco! Trebay did not address the possible presence of Chanel purses in the store, but he did find a 40-count box of Trojan condoms for $9.99. Costco has a unique problem in New York, which is that they sell uncarryable quantities of everything, but most New Yorkers don't drive cars. New York's Costco does not deliver, but it keeps a contract with Discovery cabs who meet shoppers at the parking garage. We're going to pretend it's a car service. [NYT]

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