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Forever 21 Fifth Avenue

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Takashimaya, the genteel Japanese department store, is forever gone from its Fifth Avenue flagship. It's been replaced with a Forever 21. Is this the end of the world? Racked NY says no—because it's the best Forever 21 in the city. What the heck does that mean? It means it's not a monster. "When it comes to aesthetics, this one was done right. From the second floor's candle display and the Madewell vibes on the third floor to the sixth floor men's department that legitimately looks like a downtown boutique, it feels as though you're constantly entering a new store. Since the sections are compartmentalized, you don't wind up being completely overwhelmed by flannels, sequin dresses, and denim. And with multiple levels, there's ample opportunity to empty your hands in mid-shopping dressing room pitstops." [RNY]