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1) Tracy Reese: In the past, we had more than a little difficulty with designer Tracy Reese's site—for whatever technological reason, it always landed us in "force quit" mode. Not only is the site redesigned (and not jamming us up), but now everyone has access to buy Reese's eponymous line, plus her diffusion lines Plenty and Plenty Frock. Especially for West Coasters who can't hop to a Tracy Reese boutique, this is fantastic news, as selection is limited at Anthropologie and other shops where Reese is carried. [tracyreese.com]
2) Intuition: For what a phenomenon Intuition has been for years with all the celebs-who-shop-there hoopla, its site was really a mess. It was frustrating to navigate and hard to locate a particular item. Though you still can't search via designer—only by category or (surprise!) celebrity—the site is streamlined and easier on the eyes. [shopintuition.com]
3) Reserve: Streetwear shop Reserve on Fairfax Avenue, which is the flagship for all labels produced by Freshjive, plus carries selections of vintage books and magazines, focusing on photography, pop culture and graphic design, has relaunched its site to better encapsulate its unique collection of merch. The site also includes its past exhibits, "Reserve Radio" downloads, video lookbooks, and the shop's blog. [reservela.net]
4) Malgosia: West 3rd Street boutique Malgosia, which carries designers from across the globe, from Pratap Singh to Miriam Ocariz, has recently launched ecommerce. Simply designed, divided by category and designer, the shop is offering free shipping for orders of $200 or more, and will donate 10% of your order to CARE, a nonprofit fighting global poverty, through June 10. [malgosiala.com]
5) Issey Miyake: Via Nitrolicious, we've learned that Issey Miyake has launched ecommerce site, Pleats Please: "On the site you can shop by outfits or by specific products and in that area you can sort by categories—accessories, tops, bottoms and dresses. The e-commerce site is very user-friendly and clean..." [pleatspleaseshop.com]