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NOLITA—Lafayette Street shop Sissy, which carried an Italian-made in-house line of clothing and bags, has shuttered. Blog I Loved New York points out that the store was located directly across from the new Duane Reade, and while they don't go so far as to accuse the mega-drugstore of killing the little independent boutique, the implications aren't exactly pretty. Nolita's done a good job of resisting becoming a mall, but with Sissy and neighbor Label closing, we're beginning to worry about the neighborhood. [I Loved New York; Previously]
ONLINE—Much-loved British retailer ASOS is adding consignment and second-hand clothing to their repertoire. Their new project, ASOS Marketplace, will be a user-driven bonanza of fashion and accessories sold by both professional sellers and civilians. Look for it to launch later this year. [Racked National]