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In this week's column, Alexandra Jacobs compares the swimsuit-shopping experience at Zimmerman and Malia Mills. The former is glamorous but not especially wearable; Jacobs writes that "its specialty is teeny-weeny suits that are not for the meek or mushy-stomached." She finds Malia Mills a little smug but also more welcoming: "With its billowing panels, soft aubergine carpet and that whirring fan, the dressing room was more of a womb; far from immolating with self-hatred, I wanted to curl up and take a nap." [NYT]

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