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UPPER EAST SIDE—Last night, Tom Ford launched his new lipstick at his Madison Avenue boutique. Fashionista's take: "We were both amused (by the prohibitive cost of a tube of Ford’s new beauty enhancer–$45), bewildered (by the gorgeous colors), and finally, very impressed." [Fashionista]
UPPER EAST SIDE—Takashimaya doesn't officially depart Fifth Avenue for another month, but the Shophound reports that big chunks of the store have shut down. "The second and top floors have already been closed off at the Fifth Avenue store, and sections of the remaining floors have been cordoned off as delivery staff have begun carting away cases and furniture—most of which appear to be priced and available for purchase." And the standout floral department has been reassigned a temporary home on the main floor. [The Shophound]