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Spa Castle's Latest Troubles, Maryam Nassir Zadeh's Sale, and More News to Know

Quick takes on the fashion and shopping news that's making headlines in New York City.

Driely S.

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LOWER EAST SIDEMaryam Nassir Zadeh, a favorite among fashion folks, is continuing its end-of-season sale. Sample Sally discovered deals on the designer's thigh-high boots ($216, from $721) and wool dresses ($316, from $1,055), in addition to discounts on pieces from Marni, Acne Studio, Lemaire, and more. If you can't get downtown to shop the sale in person, a lot of the same stuff is online, too.

WEST VILLAGE—Modeled after the success of Bonobos, a new luxury men's shoe company is opening a "guideshop" at 35 Christopher Street on March 1st, the New York Post reports. The goal, according to the owners of Paul Evans, is not to walk out of the store with your purchase, but instead to try on the goods IRL before ordering online.

QUEENS—Spa Castle is in hot water again, this time for allegedly banning Niv Acosta, a transgender person, from using its locker rooms and nude bathing areas, Gothamist is reporting. Acosta recounted the interaction with the spa's staff: "Let me get the pink key so I can be with people who have the same body as I do. So I asked them to give me a pink key, and that's when it started rolling."

MIDTOWN—The fancy British suit makers behind Huntsman will open the brand's first space outside of London at 130 West 57th Street. It's an appointment-only studio that will work with customers to create tailor-made pieces, according to WWD.

BUSHWICKThe Mobile Vintage Shop flagship has a new location: 20 Scott Avenue. Owner Tiffany Nicole moved her store from Cypress Avenue to "provide the same speakeasy experience in a larger location" and "a greater selection of unique clothing," according to Bushwick Daily.