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Since the days have been hot and the streets flooded with both tourists and the scent of the new Hollister flagship, we've attempted to avoid Soho for as much of the summer as possible. But of course, certain stores only have their locations in Soho, and we dropped south of Houston to finally get a gander at the summer windows at lingerie boutique Agent Provocateur.
Always inventive but usually overly crowded with props, Agent Provocateur's windows don't change too rapidly, but when they do it's worth it. This time, during AP's summer sale, they've gone minimal with a "Best In Show" theme, complete with mini pink-pouffed ponies on leashes. The lack of kitsch beyond this is probably due to the store having their summer sale currently, so now would be the time to stop in for a new pair of knickers to be named best in your own private show.
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