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LOWER EAST SIDE— Following the success of last year's Haiti earthquake victims fundraiser, designer consignment boutique PPF Consignment is organizing a sale dubbed "Philanthropic, Pretty and Fashionable" to benefit the victims of the recent Japan tsunami and earthquake disaster. Owner Alice Chan has rallied all her fashionista friends and contacts from her designer retail days to donate covetable designer items. They'll be priced between just $2 and $18 with all proceeds benefiting Doctors Without Borders. Last year's event boasted designer labels like Balenciaga, Moschino, Yves Saint Laurent and Isabel Marant, plus a brand-spanking-new PS1 bag gifted by Proenza Schouler. The benefit sale will take place between 12pm and 7pm on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. The shop will also be accepting donations anytime between 2pm and 7pm on or before Friday, April 1. For more information, contact PPF at 212-677-7973 or firstname.lastname@example.org. [Racked Inbox]
UPPER WEST SIDE—The Shophound reports that the Duane Reade that just opened next to Trader Joe's on Broadway and 72nd has a beer counter, just like the one in Williamsburg. When reached for comment, all of Williamsburg responded, "Whatever, dude, beer counters are like so two months ago." [The Shophound; Previously]