And now the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Williamsburg: More signs of the winds of major change blowing through the Burg, as Paul Smith is opening an outpost at 280 Grand Street between Havermeyer and Roebling this month.
2) Union Square: Sarah Palin lost her head at Rothman's, but then got it back.
3) Soho: The Home Design Center is having a going-out-of-business sale. The reason: high rent and the block's focus on luxe tenants like neighbors Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Sportmax, Aveda and Pharrell's new BBC/ Ice Cream shop.
4) Union Square: The search for the most ridiculous sexified Halloween costume is over. Check out Sexy Freddy Krueger. She will haunt your nightmares. Sexily.