Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
The Benetton: Art of Knit pop-up shop in Soho has had a good run: It opened in September, and wasted no time offending parents everywhere with its erotic Lana Sutra sculptures. Now, the shop has plans to incite a bidding war before it closes on December 31st.
Starting tomorrow, shoppers will be able to purchase the knit sculptures displayed throughout the store. Unfortunately, the sexy mannequins aren't included, but that's probably for the best. Forty other items that are far less sexual will go up for bid tonight at a special invite-only event, and new items will be added to the sale through New Year's Eve. Larger, one-off pieces, like the basketball hoop, Empire State building, and the pizza, will start at specific bidding prices; smaller items, like the teddy bears and vases, will have "Buy It Now" tags.
If for some curious reason knit pizzas aren't your thing, you can instead focus your attention on the pop-up's promo, which is 40% off the fall collection.
· Benetton's Erotic Yarn Art Offends Parents on Instagram [Racked NY]
· Benetton's Pop-Up Shop Is Full of NSFW Mannequins [Racked NY]