Jack's Mixed Bag
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The 500-square-foot store—recently renovated with the help of architect Steven Sclaroff—is the latest aberration in retailing convention, an experiment in the spirit of Murray Moss's Soho shop or Dave Eggers's 826 Valencia, in San Francisco, a pirate-supply store that doubles as a publishing office and a kids' workshop center. Almost everything in Jack Spade is for sale, but the point is not so much to sell it as to show it, to help create a brand that unseats the conventional wisdom that luxury goods demand an impeccably up-scale retail setting.
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