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For this week's Critical Shopper, Alexandra Jacobs checked out the new Anya Hindmarch store on Madison Avenue. She writes: "The real patrician action is on the second floor, the so-called bespoke department, where—out-Brooklyning artisanal Brooklyn—Ms. Hindmarch has installed an open-plan workman's space with hooks, hammers and leather scraps, and a retinue of clerks in brown smocks, to personalize things like photo albums ("Poppy's Polaroids," is one sample inscription) and jewelry cases ("Daddy's Cufflinks"). [NYT]