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MIDTOWN—Were you curious about the inner workings of the Hood By Air mannequins currently in Barneys windows? You aren't the only one. Linda Wells took her dentist to Madison Avenue to opine on the cheek retractors: "These all look like sex apparatuses...I wasn't going to say anything, but they're so provocative."
MIDTOWN—Grand Central commuters got a little surprise this morning: Reed Krakoff in the flesh with his Kohl's collection. According to WWD, nearly 500 women passing through Vanderbilt Hall were given a handbag, photographed with it, and gently prodded to upload proof of their good fortune to social media.
NEW YORK CITY—In need of a quick sample sale update? Mizhattan stopped by a preview for Vivienne Westwood and found tons of summery styles, but hardly any shoes. And at Parker, Sample Sally discovered that there are plenty of rompers, dresses, and gowns, plus tons
BUSHWICK—The Troll Hole, a feminist, anti-gentrification book and sex shop, will open tonight within the Mermaid Laundromat (226 Knickerbocker Ave) at 7 p.m. The shop will sell glow-in-the-dark lube, feminist 'zines, diva cups, kegel magnets, and dildos, according to Bushwick Daily.