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Wal-Mart's NYC Takeover, Animated; High Line Gets High Line Scent

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

1) NYC: How to make the story about Wal-Mart's potential NYC move pack more of a punch: include an animated T. Rex-shaped robot, angry machine gun-carrying locals, and Mayor Bloomberg. In other words, watch the video above.

2) MePa: Since perfumer Bond No. 9 has a High Line scent, where better to sell it than a High Line store? The retailer has signed a 10-year lease for a boutique at 863 Washington Street and is hopefully already hard at work imagining the smell of Phase II.

3) Midtown East: Having conquered 89 malls across America, Tommy Bahama will open its first New York City store by this time next year, at Fifth Avenue and 45th Street. Good news for all who spend the winter months waiting for the days when they can update their tropical short collections.

· Racked []