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For this week's Critical Shopper, Alexandra Jacobs headed to Mackage and the Fjallraven pop-up in Soho. She sums up her trips as such: "Mackage seems synthetic and intergalactic; Fjallraven is natural and earthbound, with dried leaves lying unswept, perhaps by design, at the entrance. Mackage is mysterious; Fjallraven is transparent: appended to its garments are booklets thicker than the twilight issues of Newsweek, explaining the company's 63-year history and the virtues of its recyclable Eco-Shell fabric." [NYT]