And now the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Cobble Hill: The forever-anticipated Trader Joe's at Atlantic Avenue & Court Street is drawing so near that the signs have gone up marking it. Coming very, very soon.
2) Times Square: The Hello Kitty reboot is coming along, a month after the Sanrio store just off Times Square closed for a facelift. According to the signage, come fall we can expect "a whole new concept of cute."
3) Everywhere: Attention Forever 21 shoppers, you may be the victim of identity theft. Thieves stole a mindboggling 98,930 credit and debit card numbers. Impressive.
4) Murray Hill: National Jean is expanding from the monied Upper East Side to monied Murray Hill to sell their jeans.