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UPPER EAST SIDE—There are some things that will motivate women to line up outside in the rain on Madison Avenue. We're trying to decide if it's the deals at the Louboutin Spring/Summer presale (30-40% off shoes, 50% off bags) or the champagne and macaroons they promised. It must be the latter, or else someone forgot to tell them that this is just the 30% off presale, and that they missed the sample sale last month... [Chanello/Tumblr]
SOHO—We know most of you have been hard at work for a long time prepping your costumes for Saturday's Mermaid Parade, but just in case you're a last-minute type, Babeland Soho has got you covered (no pun intended) with a DIY pasties class Thursday at 6pm and 8pm for just $5. What, not dressing up as a mermaid? (Wait, really?) You're still invited to make pasties for your own personal reasons. [Racked Inbox]—Lauren Budorick