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LOWER EAST SIDE—British soccer—er, football—brand Umbro and the New York Cosmos (that would be our local professional soccer team) have joined forces to create Umbro x New York Cosmos Blackout, a capsule line that pays homage to the historical 1977 blackout of NYC. Available at a pop-up shop in Orchard Street's Reed Space, the line features basic pieces like jerseys, polos, graphic tees and iconic track jackets. Soccer fans and local history buffs will have from today through July 27 to shop the collection, plus educate themselves about the blackout and ensuing riots through photos and installations. [Racked Inbox]
NOLITA—Speaking of enlightened shopping, LA indie-fashion transplant Creatures of Comfort will be opening up a pop-up bookshop and art gallery adjacent to the Mulberry Street boutique. Dubbed No More Reality, the temporary shop/exhibition will feature current and archived titles from also-indie publisher Textfield, Inc, plus artwork by Phil Chang, Arthur Ou, Eduardo Sarabia, and Anna Sew Hoy. The pop-up runs from July 21 through August 25. [Racked Inbox]