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In this week's edition of Critical Shopper, Alexandra Jacob's takes to Canadian-company Aritzia's outpost in Soho. About the dressing rooms, she says, "While Aritzia lack mirrors, a seemingly callous omission that can force more interaction with a commission-hungry salesperson than one wants, they do open onto a private and well-lighted area of communal self-inspection, whose opportunities for eavesdropping rival a scene from Clare Boothe Luce's 'The Women.'" And the phrase she most often heard thrown around back there? "Key-oot." [NYT]