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H&M Embroiled in Trashgate, UWS Apple Store Leaks Heat

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

1) Midtown West: Yesterday, just as retailer H&M was introducing an eco-friendly collection, it came to light that the company's Herald Square store has a practice of slashing unwanted clothing and throwing it in the trash. Today's Trashgate development is that the company has promised the practice (which reps swear up and down is not the company's policy) will stop.

2) UWS: Upper West Side Apple store staffers have apparently been leaving the doors -- designed to stay open so as not to slam -- open for as long as twenty minutes at a time, leaking out heat. A costly and environmentally unfriendly move, which has also been captured on video.

3) Midtown East: The latest GAP pop-up shop concept has holiday overeaters in mind: the Crunch Fitness Lab. Crunch personal trainers will be on hand for fitness demos and personalized tips, plus there are contests and freebies. So if your New Year's resolutions involve fitness, you basically have no excuse.
· Racked []