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Something Else has satellite branches on Smith Street and Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn, but the Bensonhurst original is still the biggest and a favorite of hip, young locals. Here, you’ll find 6,000 square feet of shoes, clothes, handbags, sunglasses, and accessories at prices a touch lower than similar gear at Bloomingdale's. Reliably cool mainstream labels make up the majority of the stock: think Ben Sherman button-downs and urban-casual Triple 5 Soul zip-ups for men or Juicy Couture shoes and G-Star tops for women. There’s also a wide variety of glitzy designer sunglasses, and handbags fill any spare shelf space. The collection of shoes (for women only) is extensive enough to fill an entirely separate store; Uggs, Blowfish, Miz Mooz brands are the most popular, in styles from casual boots to evening heels. Like the clothes, they often turn over to the sale racks, where vigilant return shopping is rewarded with 40% to 50% discounts.