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Gypsies, Fleas & Trashpickers

Just beyond the northern city limits, a twenty-minute trip outside Paris takes you to Saint-Ouen. On a Saturday morning, you emerge from le metro confines into crowds hawking fake bags, watches, sneakers, and the fabulous flavor of illicit urban...
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Rainbows, Tornadoes, and an Angel

Picture a sepia-toned Judy Garland leaning on a tractor, dust blowing, looking dreamily out into out the distance, with her 1930s trill balancing on rainbow. If instead she is wearing a flannel with heavy straight bangs, rather than blue-and-white...
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Lana’s Noir

Lana’s voice has a warbley 40s jazz lounge feel, smoke and silk pants, with contemporary slutshame-crushing lyrics. The album makes you feel something, something slinky and dark and strong. Go tie up your boyfriend. Don’t walk down dark...
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The Great American Shoe

The perfect summertime shoe is Minnetonka’s Thunderbird Moccasin. Cute and quirky, released in 1960 and still going strong, the shoe is as classic as Winnie Cooper in cut-offs on a banana-seat Schwinn. Think barbeques, beach houses, sundresses on...
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