And now the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Williamsburg: There are now some very cool bags available in the Burg at 555 Metropolitan between Union and Lorimer. The new tenant of the space is a handbag company named Anavaa Kisasa ("she dresses in fashion" in Swahili). Racked believes it has a chance to thrive.
2) All Around: For those who weren't invited to the New York City preview of Comme des Garçons for H&M, the retailer has rolled out an online interactive lookbook of the collection, in stores November 13th. Click around the photo gallery for a look.
3) Carroll Gardens: It ain't easy buying food on some parts of Court Street, so the opening of the new food shop Gourmet Fresh at 439 Court Street is getting many, many exclamation points!!!!!
4) East Village: In case you haven't heard, the old Kim's is dead, but the new one on First Avenue is open today.