The latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
2) Herald Square: It doesn't officially open until this Friday, but the soft-opened JC Penney store is winning some Racked reader raves: "I've never been shopping in a pristine department store before. It was like something out of a movie." A commenter, though, has other ideas: "This is somewhere about six steps down from Macy*s and one step down from Target."
3) Times Square: Is Microsoft going to open a store in Times Square this fall? Sounds eerily plausible.
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