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One Racked NY reader issues a call to arms against AllSaints's British invasion: "This space looks exactly like Buckler's Gansevoort store. From the skulls, the vintage leather chairs, even down to the to the tables and sewing machines. However, much like every store on Broadway, if you have no fashion style and can't put an outfit together yourself, please do go here, it's already done for you. No thinking involved, and you can over-pay for basics that have no design thought but just look to sell. Or you can pay $200 for a vintage dress that costs about $75 at an actual vintage store. And it will make you feel a lot better knowing that no one knows where you got it. PLEASE PEOPLE have some creativity juice before you go shopping. And a double shot before you decide to open a store. Thanks!" We especially like the polite ending. [Racked NY]