And now, the latest from Racked NY, shopping and retail from the sidewalks up...
1) Brooklyn: Home of the artisanal and handmade? Not quite. In 2013, Brooklyn saw more chain stores open than any other borough.
2) Midtown East: There's a yeti living on the roof of Saks Fifth Avenue... or at least that's the story the store's holiday windows tell.
4) Everywhere: To help shoppers in this season of gift-giving, Racked updated its list of the 38 essential independent boutiques in New York City.
· Racked NY [ny.racked]