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HELL'S KITCHEN—The Housing Works on Ninth Avenue only opened a week ago, but it's already making headlines with its Alexander McQueen silent auction. Right now, more than 30 pieces by the designer are sitting in the store's front windows. If one catches your fancy, head over to the website to bid. The Cut calls the current prices "criminally low," pointing out that "a leather and fur bustier dress from the fall 2007 collection is currently going for $217 (originally $15,000) and an intricately beaded charmeuse gown from fall 2008 is $214.76 (originally $12,800)." You have till April 11th to participate, and as with all things Housing Works, the proceeds go to homeless New Yorkers living with AIDS. [The Cut; Housing Works]
MIDTOWN EAST—Venerable high-end beauty brand Caswell-Massey is closing its 84-year-old flagship in the Intercontinental Hotel at Lexington Avenue and 49th Street. The store officially shutters this Saturday, April 3rd, but the city won't be Massey-less for long. On April 23rd, a Caswell-Massey boutique will open inside the Limelight Marketplace, and in May the brand will announce the location of its new flagship. Also in the works: A line of all-natural products, to debut at the Limelight later next month. [Racked Inbox]