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Alexandra Jacobs walks into the Trademark store in Soho, and finds herself in the past. "Per an arguably outmoded neighborhood custom, many of Trademark's racks hold only size 2s and 4s. 'It just looks better,' a saleswoman said sotto voce, unfolding the door of a dressing room, which, like many of the skirts, was pleated." So-called highlights of the trip include The Ward dress ("an opaque waxy cotton tent fastened with a bungee cord") and jeans that a staff member confusingly described as ""mid-rise skinny cropped with a slight flare and some stretch." [NYT; Previously]


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