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RackedWire: Good Wedding Shoe Karma from Toms; 2009's Fascinating Chain Store Stats

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EVERYWHERE—The beauty of Toms, the company that will give a pair of shoes to a needy child every time you purchase their little slip-ons, is of course that you get to feel like a good person for buying shoes. Their new promotion just ups the stakes: "TOMS will offer a special deal for couples who outfit their entire wedding party in TOMS to help make an even bigger difference in the life of others around the world. Shop our wedding TOMS, and as always, with every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need." [Toms]

NEW YORK CITY—Curbed alerts us to the news that the Center for an Urban Future's annual chain store report is back. They've noted the neighborhoods with the most chains (New Springville in Staten Island is number one; the Garment District comes in second) but we're also intrigued by which stores show up most. Duane Reade dominates among non-food retail operations, of course, with Rite Aid a close second. Weird tidbit: Did you know that there are as many Sunglass Huts in NYC as there are American Apparels? They should probably get themselves a crazy CEO and some porny advertising, stat. [Curbed via CityRoom]


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