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On the Racked: Muji ExchangeGate, Buffalo Overload, More!

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

1) Tribeca The newish J. Crew men's boutique on West Broadway is getting into the holiday spirit with a seasonal window display, but this being the old Liquor Store space, the look is appropriately tipsy. Cheers!

2) East Village: Need some extra cash? The people selling clothes to thrift shop Buffalo Exchange do. More people are taking cash payments in lieu of store credit, leading to a huge backlog of inventory. Says one blogger who has never heard of a recession, "they can't stay in business if you're too chicken shit to sift through the racks." Meow!

3) Soho, Chelsea, Times Tower: A reader rant on Muji's return policy painted the stylish odds-and-ends retailer as less than friendly during the holiday season. And when you attack the Muji, you hear from the Muji!

4) Chinatown: It's the place we never knew we needed, but now can't live without. An upscale chopsticks emporium!

· Racked []