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Right now, showrooms all around New York City are in the midst of their market weeks—wholesaling those fall-winter collections to stores around the world. So... Which well-known shopkeeper—proprietor of two pretty well-known luxury boutiques—recently totally broke down in tears at a high-end womenswear buy in Chelsea? The reason: His ongoing million-dollar home renovations are becoming way too stressful. Must be nice to have only the luxe remodelings of an insane mansion to cry about? [Racked Inbox]