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Latest Calvin Klein Billboards Come Controversy-Ready; Left Bank Books to Leave 4th Street

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SOHO AND MEPA—Calvin Klein just unveiled new ads starring Eva Mendes, Jamie Dornan, and several gallons of baby oil. Come spring, they'll be installed in the company's favorite billboards, one at Houston and Lafayette and one near the High Line. We can only assume the New York Daily News is already hunting for someone to stand underneath them, look horrified, and cry, "Won't anybody think of the children?" [WWD]

WEST VILLAGE—Jeremiah of Vanishing New York reports a little retail shuffle over on Marc Jacobs Way. On January 31st, Left Bank Books will leave 4th Street and move into the former home of vintage store the Cherry Boutique, which will relocate to the Showplace Antiques Center on W. 25th Street. Fun detail: Cherry just happens to house the shoe collection of Joseph LaRose, a "shoe impresario" who once convinced Betty Grable to wear a different boot on each foot. And that, friends, is your scandalous Betty Grable gossip for the day. [VNY]

Houston and Lafayette, New York, NY