You wouldn't know it from cruising the bike messengers swarming the nearby Monorail Espresso, but the Banana Republic's Clearance Rack is a nice pot of

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Best Place to Shop When You're a Closet Yuppie

Banana Republic's Clearance Rack

You wouldn't know it from cruising the bike messengers swarming the nearby Monorail Espresso, but the Banana Republic's Clearance Rack is a nice pot of gold at the end of the metrosexual rainbow. And for those of us who have a physical reaction to the Office Depot–chic decor of American Apparel, it's a safe house for high-quality threads in the neighborhood. Yes, I can get comfortable in these slacks with the flat front and the collared dress shirt with the little plastic things that keep my collar crisp. Only $40 for the pair? Hot damn! Of course I can get over the fact that I'm wearing October colors in June. You should see my shoes. If solid-colored, high-quality rags is what you aim for, there's no shame in sidling up to the downtown store's gorgeous location, reputed to be the first building in the country built specifically to show motion pictures. And what's not hip about shopping at a store with a history like that?—Chris Kornelis

 
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