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For this week's Critical Shopper, Alexandra Jacobs stopped by the Badgley Mischka boutique on East 64th Street (twice). Overall, her experiences sound pleasant: "Badgley Mischka steadfastly refuses to compromise the Southern-belle aesthetic that has made the label a mainstay of red carpets, bridal aisles and charity benefits. The tone is set at the entrance with a large chandelier dripping with crystals. The floors are reclaimed wood: white and lightly battered. The rooms are unnervingly spacious. And the help is unfailingly gracious." [NYT]