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Words like "French," "gamine," and "borrowed from the boys" often get tossed around when describing La Garconne, but the Times' Alexandra Jacobs had a different reaction when she stepped into the Tribeca shop. "I sensed something very late-1980s, generally, about La Garçonne — not embroidered, Lacroix-y goofy pouf skirt late-'80s, but avant-garde, darkly arbitraging Michael Douglas late-'80s. A new taxonomical category, perhaps, for nostalgia nerds: L'Eighties." Other things that sprung to Jacobs' mind during her time in the store: Weezer, cat scratching posts, and The Unbearable Lightness of Being. [NYT]

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