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MIDTOWN WEST—Want to meet Zac Posen and pick up a few new Z Spoke Zac Posen dresses? Head to Lord & Taylor on Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm to be among the first to shop the new Z Spoke Zac Posen dresses, designed exclusively for the department store. There will be music by The Misshapes, and a special gift with any Z Spoke purchase. See all the details here. [RackedWire]
MIDTOWN WEST—Come the end of May, Tom Austin Shoes at 20 West 43rd Street will be no more, after 73 years in business. Owner Eric Camarata, whose father bought the store back in the '70s, has sold it to Allen Edmonds, which will open in the summer. When that happens, the store will only sell the house brand, as it currently also stocks Clarks, Alden, and more. City Room adds that Camarata will stay on for a while, and that the "Tom Austin name may be kept in some form." In the meantime, a liquidation sale is currently happening. [City Room/NYT]