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LES—Taking a page from Earnest Sewn, sneaker and streetwear boutique Alife is offering a "renewal program"—customers bring a used/worn Alife tee or sweatshirt into the store for 40% off "your purchase of select, similar brand new T-shirts and sweatshirts." Sounds like a pretty good deal. [RackedWire]
SOHO—An unconfirmed and incredibly interesting tip from a Racked informant: "There's a rumor going around the neighborhood that there is a store going in the old Tennessee Mountain space but it's not Crocs. Wait for it??Wait for it. It's Gucci. Merry Christmas." Anyone know more? [RackedWire]
MEATPACKING—Ravinstyle.com is popping up on West 13th Street. The web boutique is opening a store inside MePa salon Wonderland Beauty Parlor for one day only on Sunday, April 19 from noon to 5pm. The shop-within-a-shop will feature "t -shirts from Enza Costa Rogue, dresses from Leyendecker, shoes from Kathryn Amberleigh, and jewelry from Gemma Redux, along with exclusive items from signature collections like Jessica Kagan Cushman, Rebecca Minkoff, Jessica Grindstaff, and more." So soon, you'll be able to reach out and touch the garments you've been mentally caressing online. [RackedWire]