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In this week's edition of Critical Shopper, Jon Caramanica headed over to Marimekko in Flatiron. He comments that many of the "neon-intense colors" and "screaming floral prints" wouldn't be out of place in a high-end shop, but still feels that the brand is "like a textile company making fashion." He also noticed that all of the clothes "begged for a belt or a rope or a handful of safety pins," and says that after one saleswoman cinched a long maxi dress with a wide belt, it looked like "the chicest prison outfit possible." [NYT]