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MePa Greets a Kardashian; Greenpoint Gets Premium Denim; More!

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

1) MePa: Because the Grumbler really needed something else in the Meatpacking District to complain about, the Kardashians might be eyeing the formerly gritty 'hood for one of their DASH clothing boutiques. Commence apocalypse.

2) Greenpoint: Speaking of neighborhood going from gritty to glam (and then plunging into the murky depths of reality TV?), a jeans designer who has worked with some pretty big names is opening a denim shop in quiet little Greenpoint, called Loren. Finally, the neighborhood's old Polish ladies can stay local when buying $1,200 jeans.

3) UWS: For now, the "ironic" new Urban Outfitters store on the Upper West Side hasn't gotten its faux-cade, which will include old-timey treats like a hat store.

· Racked NY [ny.racked.com]