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LOWER EAST SIDE—All week we've been ready to check out the much anticipated and hotly debated Rag & Bone outpost on East Houston and Elizabeth. The store in the former Café Colonial space was scheduled to open tomorrow, but the opening is now unsurprisingly delayed. The much mourned Café Colonial only just closed on May 25, so a July 1 opening did seem a bit ambitious. A rep from the Rag & Bone corporate offices gave us the date of "maybe" July 9, but can't commit to a set date yet. In the meantime, no corner café and no expensive designer jeans either. [Racked Wire; Previously]
PARK SLOPE— The Lulu's mini-empire of child focused shops appropriately located Park Slope is expanding with a third shop. Lulu's Then & Now resale shop will open in the old Eshe space on the corner of 5th and Prospect. Then & Now will carry gently or never used children's clothing, toys, books and baby gear (age 0-6), which we're predicting there must be an abundance of in the Slope. The shop joins Lulu's Cuts and Toys and Lulu for Baby, all on the same street. The store does not have a set opening date yet, but they are currently accepting items for Fall and Winter now (for cash or store credit), call 718-398-LuLu for an appointment. [The Brownstoner; A Child Grows]