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On the Racked: Live from Fashion Week

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

1) Bryant Park: Racked is on the scene and live blogging from outside the tents in Bryant Park, where the action will be unfolding all week. Check in for the early reports today and sightings and some pre-show clickage. Initial observations: "quite a lot of women are going with super-high patent black heels this year, there aren't as many photographers outside by the steps as we expected, and overall the vibe is pretty low-key. Of course, we are outside the tents—it could be a complete shit show inside."

2) Soho: Speaking of things to wear, the 8,000-square-foot Soho space at 561 Broadway between Prince and Spring Streets, which was formerly occupied by Kate's Paperie and is slated to become a Mango, just got papered up. You'll love the fashions.

3) West Village: Also on the fashion front, it turns out Marc Jacobs may need a tweak or two, especially as the empire expands on Bleecker Street.

4) The Bowery: Moving on to food, did you know that the Bowery Whole Foods ran out of growlers at their new beer room a most inconvenient time? Apparently, demand "far exceeded" Whole Foods' expectations. No reason to grow despondent yet as more are said to be on the way.