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NOLITA—Shop a special collection of New Year's Eve-appropriate party dresses at Marmalade Vintage from 6pm to 9pm tonight, where treats from Heartbreaker Baker and holiday drinks will be served. If you can't make it this evening, be sure to swing by before the 31st, which is when the collection will vacate the store. [RackedWire]
WILLIAMSBURG—As one record store closes another one opens: A tipster wrote in to let us know that the London-based record store Rough Trade will open
its first U.S location in Williamsburg this fall. According to the company's website, they'll be partnering with The Bowery Presents on a live performance area. Here's a bit of history for you if you're not a big UK music buff—our tipster points out that "the original London shop spawned the Rough Trade label, which released the first four Smiths records, among other notable releases." [RackedWire]
Update: The Williamsburg location won't be Rough Trade's first U.S. store, as there were previously locations in San Francisco.