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PARK SLOPE—Two days after a cab smashed into UES shop Z'Baby, a car barreled into a Rite Aid on 5th Avenue. One more and this is officially the worst retail trend of all time. [Gothamist; Brownstoner]
UPPER EAST SIDE—The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Thrift Shop kicks off its fall opening tomorrow. The annual event sees a massive influx of vintage and pre-worn designer clothing to the Third Avenue shop, including pieces from Hermés, Gucci, Armani, Pucci, Chanel, Valentino, Bill Blass, Escada going for an average of $275 (for suits) and $125 (for sweaters). Shoes from Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, and Gucci will be priced between $100 and $175, and you'll also be able to find such random luxuries as an Hermés tea set, originally priced at $6000, on major reduction. The sale runs from 10am—7pm tomorrow, 10am—5:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 11am—5pm Saturday. [Racked Inbox]