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· All-natural soapmaker Soaptopia opens boutique in Mar Vista [Green LA Girl]
· Bad outfit contest taking place at "So Bad They're Brilliant" movie series [The Chic Leak]
· There are Grind-Your-Own-Peanut Butter machines at Whole Foods Pasadena [Pocket Lint]
·The recession is turning shoppers into penny pinchers, surprise surprise [Time]
·Malls looking to fill vacancies with local retailers [WWD, subscription req']
·Uniqlo pop-up opens in Paris' Marais district [WATM]
·The Selby takes a look around Nic Briand & Susien Chong of Lover's Aussie abode [The Selby]