Volume 80, Number 19 | October 7 - 13, 2010
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933
Photo by Milo Hess
What they won’t do for fashion
Two weeks ago in Soho, about 300 people showed up at the Spanish clothing store Desigual sporting only their skivvies. No, it wasn’t the latest fashion look for fall, but a response to the store’s offer that the first 100 people in line, wearing only their underwear, would get free outfits, and the rest a 50 percent discount on clothes purchased that day. There was no shortage of onlookers and tour buses were stopping to let tourists take photos of the risqué retail scene.