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RackedWire: Toms Slip-Ons Now Come with Laces; Loft Sale in Williamsburg

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EVERYWHERE—For months now, manly men have had choose between their desire to help the world's children and their aversion to wearing espadrilles in public. No longer: Toms, the company that donates one pair of shoes for every pair sold, has finally added oxfords to their lineup. "I wanted to create a pair of TOMS for the commuter and something he or she can wear in the workplace," explains company founder Blake Mycoskie in Valet magazine. "Also, we recognized our classic silhouette wasn't the ideal shoe for our consumers tucked in the colder regions of the world, so we wanted to create something for them to wear during the colder parts of the year." We've already seen the men's version of the shoes at Epaulet in Carroll Gardens; they're apparently getting the women's version soon. [Valet]

WILLIAMSBURG—You might know 475 Kent Street as the building that was almost exploded by an illegal matzo factory in January of 2008. But 475 has more to offer than unleavened bread and danger. This weekend, two residents are hosting a giant moving sale featuring furniture, art, antiques, and "the best desk in Brooklyn." Stop by between 11am and 6pm tomorrow or Saturday to check out the goods, or call (actually the invitation asks you to SMS) this number for more information: 917-213-1447. [Racked Inbox]


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