And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Soho: The incoming Escada Sport store turns out to be not so incoming after all. Architects presented their plans for the store to Landmarks last July, but now there are sublease signs in the windows. R.I.P.?
2) Midtown West: In case you were curious why there were stormtroopers marching from 34th to 45th streets this morning, it was to promote Snoop Dogg's Star Wars collaboration. Then Snoop Dogg and R2D2 unveiled an orange sneaker at the Adidas Originals store in Soho.
3) UES: Inveterate racy billboard poster Calvin Klein is bringing the scandal uptown, with some serious nudity in the windows of the Madison Avenue store. Hopefully there's also a hidden camera to capture the reactions of pearl-wearing Upper East Siders.
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