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Brits Take Columbus Ave.; Bleecker Street Oldtimers Vanish; More!

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

1) Upper West Side: Quietly in the night, like an invading army of Red Coats, Burberry Brit opened on Columbus Avenue. The slick boutique is right next to Uggs, meaning we can expect a good Aussie-on-Brit brawl any second now.

2) West Village The great Bleecker Street die-off continues with the passing of antiques store Leo Design, which shares a block with the recently shuttered antiques store Treasures & Trifles. These can't all turn into Marc Jacobs boutiques, or can they?

3) Midtown: Um, so this just happened: "What happens when you throw Hollister, Laguna Beach, bears and a chandelier that looks like it belongs in bizarro-world Freeman's all in a blender? Meet Who.A.U., South Korea's fast-fashion entry onto 34th Street."

· Racked [ny.racked.com]