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Alexandra Jacobs bought her wedding dress at Century 21 back in "1999 or so," but she hasn't been back in a while. She's impressed with the new Lincoln Center outpost despite the crowds and chaos. "Century 21 simply offers better brands than its closest competitors in New York: Daffy’s, a fine place to visit for Italian knitwear; and Loehmann’s, whose once-legendary Back Room has lost considerable luster after a national expansion. You’ll never find the runway treasures there that you will, with a little elbow grease, find here." [NYT]