And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Upper West Side: Succeeding where the Columbus Circle Whole Foods was forced to cede, the OMG-just-16-days-from-opening UWS Whole Foods will get the wine a-flowing, too. Can the neighborhood possibly be prepared enough for this? We say no freaking way.
2) Upper East Side: It may not have a whole foods, but the UES is getting its own spectacular something in the form of a Hermes men's shop. The garish exterior plywood is among the oddest, and orangest, we've ever seen.
3) Noho: More vandalism, of a sort, at the giant Eva Mendes for Calvin Klein Jeans billboard at Houston and Lafayette. Childish prank, or important blow against corporate hegemony? We're going with secret choice (c), clever corporate propaganda!
· Racked [racked.com]