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Cintra Wilson is not impressed with Derek Lam's new Crosby Street boutique. She thinks Lam is trying to appeal to a "stereotypical Hong Kong billionaire’s wife", the "type of woman who appreciates her role as an ornament of great value, and sits prettily and quietly in Gulfstream jets." The clothing isn't particularly adventurous, or sexy—and it is all very expensive. Of the store, she writes: "Fans of fussiness, or anyone with a driving Will to Power-Clean, will find this site inspiring. It is practically the Sistine Chapel of obsessive compulsive disorder." [NYT]