And now the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Soho: Despite all the renderings we publish around here, it's an indisputable fact that we just don't get enough renderings of new Brazilian bikini stores. Helping solve that shortage: Rosa Cha, a high-end beachwear store that's just opened on West Broadway.
2) Chelsea: It's day two at the Barneys Warehouse Sale, and Racked is back on the scene to check in on restocks and such. Here's the full dose of coverage, but be sure not to miss this heartwarming tale of true shopping karma.
3) Boerum Hill:Tomorrow is opening day for the new Steven Alan store on Atlantic Avenue, "a giant, barn-sized metaphor for change in the neighborhood," as Racked has it. "Out goes the antique furniture store, in comes the not-exactly-cheap (though well-edited and generally much-loved) boutique."