The Oscar de la Renta Boutique Is Like a ‘Museum–Cum–Petting Zoo’

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Cintra Wilson surveys the opulence of the Oscar de la Renta boutique in this week's "Critical Shopper": "I felt as if I wasn’t in a clothing store so much as a kind of museum-cum-petting zoo, where ordinary people are miraculously allowed to walk straight up to the racks and fondle hugely expensive and beautiful garments without even having to remove their shoes and belt, wait through a security line, surrender electronic devices or endure a 200-kilovolt warning Taser." [NYT]