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In today's column, Jon Caramanica calles A.P.C. "fashion for dunces (skinny dunces, primarily.)" What he means is that the label doesn't offer a lot of choice, so customers don't have to worry about styling themselves—just squeezing their bodies into the clothes. As for the new A.P.C. Specials store in the West Village, he writes, it "takes the brand’s ethic to comic extremes. There is less of less to choose from here, in a space not much bigger than a typical studio apartment in the neighborhood." [NYT]