Yearbook Photos: Most Likely to Become Wrapping Paper

Plus Orchard Street pop-up The 1929 is still open – and still selling its recession-timely merch -- and scooping up Diesel duds at Macy’s could nab you access to Common’s private concert

PRECIOUS MOMENTS: Yearbook photos from the 1950s make this wrapping paper one of a kind – but the teenaged awkwardness in every earnest photo is, hilariously, universal. Available for $1.13 a sheet at Paper Source, 82 Nassau Street, Princeton, N.J., 609-921-0932, and online at

TIMELY: It’s fitting, sadly, that The 1929 (in name, a nod-wink to last century’s Black Friday and the current echoing recession) has extended its stay in Nolita. The gallery/boutique, stocked with vintage apparel as well as goods from designers like Martin Margiela – all with an eye to selling “top-quality-fashions at market-depreciated prices” -- started out as a holiday-season pop-up and (like the recession itself) decided to stay awhile. 176 Mott Street at Broome Street. 917-338-6550;

DEAL: When did Macy’s get kind of, you know, cool? Starting today, if you’re among the first 500 to spend $117.50 (or more) on Diesel Only the Brave goods, you’ll score two tickets to a private concert with Common on August 26. Cozy. 151 West 34th Street, 212-695-4400.

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