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how is that emporio armani cafe? 7 the new valentino does it carry the mensline?

How is Natick Mall pulling this off When they have Sears as an anchor an some very unimpressive retailers. What is that area like? ive never seen a mall do such a jump like this.


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How is Natick Mall pulling this off When they have Sears as an anchor an some very unimpressive retailers. What is that area like? ive never seen a mall do such a jump like this.
The Natick Ball is building a huge expansion... it makes sense that it would be high end because Natick is easily reachable by affluent suburbs of Boston like Wellesley, Weston, Sudbury and many more--it's also accessible by RT 9 and Mass Pike so the location is great.

The mall has slowly been getting better and better over the years and though it says that Sears is an anchor I honestly barely ever remember that there is a Sears in there... there is also a Macy's and Lord N Taylor

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Oh okay, looking at the website it looks like whole new one is being built lol. I really like the NM design an the floating resturant.

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it more or less looks like that in real life too... it looks like the mall will be nearly doubled in size after this..

renovations are being done to the current structure as well..

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Mega Sale Alert!

i read in the boston metro that the shoes are 70% off at marc by marc jacobs. im going to be checking those out tommorow.

also poor little rich girl in davis square moved. they moved to the next street over where the video store on elm street is (right by the goodwill). they doubled the size of the store. looking forward to checking that out.

anyone going to check out the new ICA soonish? i hope they have a nice store there.

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i might have to make a day trip out to davis square to visit my cousins

thanks as always for the info lucy!!

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from a wwd story about mango expanding this upcoming year...


"Since May 20,Mango has opened eight U.S. stores averaging 5,000 square feet, including three locations in California and stores in Seattle and Washington.Mango plans to launch Las Vegas and Miami Beach locations at the beginning of 2007, open stores in Boston and Santa Monica, Calif., over the summer and unveil its 8,000-square-foot U.S. flagship at 561 Broadway in Manhattan in the fall."

yay, im glad about this. mango is pretty affordable.

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wooohooo, I love mango!!

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I love Newbury street...........I was so happy strolling through there.

Tealuxe is my newest obsession. And of course I picked up some stuff at Johnny Cupcakes...it was too cute to resist.

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i think johnny cupcakes could be the next paul frank if he played his cards right.

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I got the panda shirt...but have some other stuff on my list.

I also FINALLY got to go into a Rugby.

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lucy, thanks for the heads up on the incoming Zara and Mango. so excited!

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anyone going to check out the new ICA soonish? i hope they have a nice store there.
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The ICA Store is not your average gift shop

By Linda Matchan, Globe Staff | December 21, 2006



Among the many items for sale at ICA Store are lamps of various shapes and sizes. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)

On a tour of the gift shop at the new Institute of Contemporary Art, manager Victor Oliveira directs your attention toward two items in particular.

One is a slender set of ceramic salt and pepper shakers that are a fine artistic rendering of chicken feet. The second is a bright red cast-iron piggy bank, modeled from an actual baby pig. (It died of natural causes, he emphasizes.)

Oliveira's point is that the museum, and its shop, are "all about challenging your perceptions." If you're looking for tea towels or refrigerator magnets, you've got the wrong museum shop. If you want scented pencils made from recycled newspapers or a lamp that looks like a weeping ghost, you're in business.

"We want to let visitors think in a creative way," Oliveira says. "Once you go through the exhibit halls, your mind is completely open to anything we have to offer. You're more apt to think, why not chicken feet? We want people to be in awe and say, 'I've never seen this before. ' "

t begins with the fact that it doesn't look like a gift shop. It's uncluttered and airy, with windows on two sides, and it doesn't call attention to itself. The shop has no door; it's more like an extension of the lobby. There is no prominent sign that tells you it's a gift shop, which is named, simply, the ICA Store. You can access it without paying admission to the museum, or you can avoid it altogether. "The typical idea of putting a store at the end of an exhibit is the last thing we wanted," Oliveira says.

One wall of the shop ("the crown jewel," according to Oliveira) is devoted to books -- monograph, reference, and gift books on contemporary art, design, architecture, and the performing arts, as well as books for children.

The rest of the shop offers a potpourri of items of the sort you might expect to find at New York's MoMA store, and several of which you do. The inventory includes housewares, jewelry, clothing, textiles, a small collection of home furnishings, and office and pet products. You can find several items under $2.

There is some work by local artists (Oliveira aims to offer more), including Rufus Butler Seder , who makes motion art. You can buy his CineSpinner animated suncatchers starting at $12; as well as his limited edition $3,000 pieces of wall art.

What sorts of things won't the ICA sell? "Everything here has to relate back to this idea of what the museum is doing," Oliveira says. " For example, the old ICA store used to carry Ugli dolls, but those didn't make the cut here because everyone has them now. They're not a surprise."

Not that everything in the store is a surprise. It's not hard to find Philippe Starck's polycarb onate Louis Ghost Chair around town, or freeform vases by Alvar Aalto . But the Mondri Vase is something unexpected: a colorful homage to the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian , it can be twisted three ways to suit floral arrangements. There are interesting sculptural ebony bowls from Mozambique and natural rubber bowls from Thailand (Who would have thought a concave piece of colored rubber could be so interesting? ); and a line of breathtaking ginkgo leaf-shaped necklaces by British designer Maria Jauhiainen.

Those looking for something more conventional are not forgotten. There's an ICA tote bag, one of a number of "experience identity products" (a.k.a. souvenirs) designed by Gouda, a New York company. It s contrasting handle is "a spin on something traditional," says Kim Baker, Gouda's president.

There is the requisite baseball cap, too. It says "Open Minded" in the back and has the ICA logo on the front -- hidden inside a zippered compartment. It's meant to be a "visual metaphor for the idea of being open-minded," according to Baker.

And there are T-shirts featuring an architect's rendering of the ICA, although one architect was disconcerted to see that the image "is nearly twice as long and half as high" as it should be. "It seems like an inadvertent error of distortion," says Preston Scott Cohen, a professor at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. "It's a shame."

Ricardo Scofidio, one of the architects for the ICA, acknowledged the image is "slightly squashed," but said he doesn't know how it turned out that way and declined to comment further. "I figure that if someone with the right proportions wore the T-shirt, they could stretch it out to be the right scale."

The ICA Store, 100 Northern Ave.
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 617-478-3104.

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i peeked into the store windows the day the museum opened...but couldnt go in. i love that marcel dzama "sad ghost" lamp in the picture.

by the way, the new ICA is free thursday evenings apparently.

intermix is having a big sale now. good deals on denim! i picked up some imitation jeans for 79$. they even had some chloe bags on sale.

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