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Critical Shopper has returned from summer hiatus! Alexandra Jacobs must be easing herself back into reality after her vacation, because this week's installment is all about shopping online at Net-a-Porter. She's especially impressed by the way the site's weekly magazine integrates browsing: "After reading a feature called the Fuzz, you can almost instantly, comically Shop the Fuzz, getting transported to a page full of Wookie-like merchandise (Marni shearling and wool tote, $1,015) with the flick of an index finger. Princess Leia never had it so good!" [NYT]