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It appears as though Alexandra Jacobs might be on vacation in Chicago, as this week's Critical Shopper has been subbed for a Global Shopper. In it, she visits the new Ikram store in Chicago and muses on the Michelle Obama effect. Where might she go next? A note in the text reads: "Global Shopper, a review of notable retail outlets around the world, will appear occasionally in Thursday Styles." [NYT]