On the Racked: Kim's Dies & Lives, Jefferson Market ‘Restructuring', Obama Showing Up in Windows, More

And now the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.

[Image via Vanishing New York]

1) East Village: One Kim's must die so that another can be born? A lot like life in its own way. In any case, still no luck selling the old Kim's collection, but the newer, smaller store on First Avenue is getting there.

2) West Village: The ailing Jefferson Market has closed for "restructuring." It's been run by the same family for more than forty years and one can decide what "restructuring" is actually a euphemism for, including death. Hopefully, there is word of finding a new investor, so it could mean reopening with a cash infusion.

3) Park Slope & Elsewhere: It's that time of year and the signs of Barack are starting to show up in store windows. First there was this in Soho and, today, this in the Park Slope. You'd be expecting a lot more to show up in the next couple of weeks. Not a lot of McCain out there, friends.

4) Soho: Hugo Boss has snuck into the neighborhood at 555 Broadway while all the attention is focused on the Hugo Boss concept store in the Meatpacking District. The Soho spot is huge, going through the whole block to Mercer. Do check the photo gallery.For more stories from Curbed, go to curbed.com.

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