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Nice Collective Goes One Step Beyond Pop-Up Shop to "Mobile Supply Unit"

Pop-up shops are everywhere these days, here one minute and gone the next. Local label Nice Collective is taking it to the next conceptual level and altering vacant storefronts around town into Mobile Supply Units, all set up to be moved within a day. Their first MSU in this great experiment is just off Church & Market Streets.

The Line Starts Here: Nice Collective Sample Sale

There are very few things we can justify waiting in line for.

An iPad? No thanks, we'll hold out for now.

The once-a-year chance to score deeply discounted Nice Collective duds? We'll break out the lawn chairs.

That's right, it's almost time for the coveted local label's annual sample sale. Get ready to tear through countless racks of their updated utilitarian threads and accessories along with one-offs and prototypes you won't find anywhere else, with 50-80% off past collections and 20-30% off the S/S '10 line for both sexes.

But it's not just a sample sale. No, it never is. They're bringing in Blasthaus DJs and local performance artists to make sure you never want to leave.

Boy Oh Boy: Gifts for Guys

Rivaling as-yet-unexplained mysteries such as crop circles and the exact contents of Hormel Spam is another age-old conundrum that plagues us, especially at this time of year: why are guys so &*%^@&*%! hard to shop for?

We may not have an answer to the question, but can offer the following suggestions for the gaps in your guys’ gift lists.

When you can’t be there to help, the How-Tie ($18) from the Curiosity Shoppe will remind him exactly what he needs to do.

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