Alright, who’s old-school enough to remember the pre-think-about-your-Google-searchability shop, Shop, in the lower east side?

We employed this tote at the studio today and it brought back fond memories of the long-gone women’s boutique and an era of pre-crash economy when New York was rich with small, independently owned shops like Shop. They’re all too absent these days, in New York and in many other urban centers, but their spirit lives on in many forms…like this tote, I guess.

Less so in the Web site— is being parked by (sigh)