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Racked National's Child Blogger; 'Burg Streetwear Shop Shutters

Katie, at left; her notes, at right
Katie, at left; her notes, at right

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BRYANT PARK—Our brand-new sister site Racked National has jumped on the child blogger trend, enlisting a precocious five-year-old named Katie to comment on the shows. Read all about her adventures at Michael Angel (she met Bryanboy; they discussed purses) right this way. [Racked National]

WILLIAMSBURG—Modish, the Havemeyer Street outpost for all things urban hipster/hip-hop skater, suddenly closed its doors earlier this week. There's no farewell note on the window—just several For Rent signs—nor is there any information on their website. A sad day: One less place in Williamsburg to buy Wesc and Pegleg NYC, and one more vacant space on the southside that will likely reopen as another horrible closeout shop.—Frank Gargione [RackedWire]

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