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Worishofer's Strange Rise; Brooklyn Farmacy's Bed-Stuy Cousin

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EVERYWHERE—Why are so many hipster ladies wearing German orthopedic shoes? Slate takes a look at the ongoing popularity of Worishofers, which are huge among stylish Americans even though retailers call them "the bunion shoes." Comfort has a lot to do with it, but it sounds like the real impetus behind this trend is a 2006 Lucky magazine mention—before that, the last time anyone mentioned the shoes in print was 1989. Moral of the story: Designers, get your clunky sandals in Lucky and you're set forever. [Slate]

BED-STUY—Brownstoner reports that Lewis Avenue is getting a soda shop that doubles as a drug store and also carries organic produce. That sounds exactly like Brooklyn Farmacy's lovably wacky business plan, does it not? No word on whether the stores are related, but they don't share a name: The Bed-Stuy place is called Tin City Drug and General Store. [Brownstoner]

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