I know I keep mentioning all the big post-holiday, end-of-winter sales going on (don't forget that this, these, that, and this are all coming up real quick), but if you only have the bandwidth for one of them, I recommend this rare and wonderful grouping: Stand Up Comedy, Adam Arnold, The English Dept., Lille Boutique, Machus, and Una. I can scarce imagine a more wallet-emptying combination, so save your pennies for Sunday, February 12, when these brands will take over Luce from 11-3 pm, unloading their past-season stock at prices as low as you may ever see them. Cash and credit both accepted, but fair warning: There are no dressing rooms, so know your sizes and be prepared to improvise.
Speaking of Una, the shop is picking up from it's original digs off SE 28th and relocating to 922 SE Ankeny, putting it in nice walking distance to its new neighbors and co-participants for the sale. In fact, with the 811 building and the vintage stores in that neighborhood, it's shaping up to be as strong a neighborhood shopping destination as the relatively newly christened West End. Perhaps this calls for another name change. What do you think: The Lower East Side? Too much?
UPDATE Una will open its doors in the new spot as of Tuesday, Feb 7.