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SOHO—Lately we've been worrying that the built-in bra tank top was an endangered species, with most remaining specimens having mutated into the spiny, hard-shelled push-up tops you sometimes see glowering defensively out of their caves in the corner of Gap Bodies across the city. Luckily, Uniqlo has taken it upon themselves to rehabilitate the poor creature. Tomorrow from 4pm to 7pm, Robert Verdi teaches shoppers how to style the brand's bra top at their store at 546 Broadway. And if you buy two or more, they'll give you 10% off your entire purchase. [RackedWire]
BUSHWICK—How much do you love Trader Joe's? Enough to go hear a bill full of bands made up of Trader Joe's Brooklyn employees? Tonight at Goodbye Blue Monday, see the store's dairy order writer and hummus wrangler in Galapogos Now!, followed by the dried fruits and nuts guy and a free-sample man in Cathexes, followed by "Shaun, the store’s No. 1 source for dreadlocks, baggy jeans and hot beats," in the Outabodies. Trader Joe's Brooklyn, this is very Brooklyn of you. [Inverted Soapbox via Cobble Hill Blog]