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Yesterday, a shoplifter at the Upper East Side Ralph Lauren store walked out with a $24,900 Ricky crocodile-skin bag. Law enforcement explained that she cunningly hid the bag behind her other bag, and just strolled out with it. The whole thing was caught on video, footage of which the Post uses to explain why she took it: "The purse was the perfect complement to her tan, three-quarter-length coat, maroon scarf, black pants and black boots." [NYP]