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This week, Cintra Wilson hits Brooklyn and drops some serious money on a hat at pricey boutique Eva Gentry. The store, formerly Butter, is filled with rarefied, avant-garde labels (and, it should be known, has a consignment shop offshoot located down the block). Shoppers come here for "Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, Dries Van Noten: basically great selections of rich, silky stuff you want to smear all over your body." When Cintra drops by, a Japanese man is shopping with his daughter, who is trying on a pair of 'stealth wealth', handmade Guidi shoes priced at more than $1,400. So, back to that consignment store... [NYT]