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On the Racked: Bloomie's + AT, Inflamed Pustule Skips Town, Girl Eats at AA Desk in Bikini, More

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

1) Midtown: Racked reports that Apartment Therapy has struck up a deal with Midtown institution Bloomingdale's to help bring attention to the store's new furniture line, Furniture on 5. "Yes, a department store and a blog, working together. Who'd have ever thunk it?"

2) LES: There is always an upside to a recession. In this case, "inflamed pustule," Apollo Braun is leaving town and closing his shop on Orchard Street. Could it have something to do with all the offensive merchandise that made people want to do bodily harm to him? Ta ta.

3) Everywhere: Bed, Bath and Beyond is selling $185 vibrators...uh...neck massagers.

4) Everywhere: Check out the girl in the bikini having lunch at her desk at American Apparel. Seriously.