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New York shopping spots, Bill Cunningham's vintage photos, Dries Van Noten in Paris, and some spring grooming tips

Clockwise from top left: Ernest Alexander SoHo, Glossybox Men, Dries Van Noten Menswear 1986-87, Bill Cunningham 'Grand Central Terminal', Aesop Brooklyn, Original Penguin NoHo.

Grooming: Aesop Pops Up in Brooklyn
Australian skincare brand Aesop partners withThe Invisble Dog Art Center to present a pop-up installation designed by the architect Frida Escobedo. After trying out Aesop's latest products (we loved the Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Hydrator), check out gay couple Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin's "A Marriage: 2 (West-er)," a multi-media exhibition showcasing the artists' attempt to reclaim homoerotic imagery from the American West. 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY. Aesop pop-up open until July 31.

Shopping: Penguin's New Flagship
The Original Penguin newly renovated its flagship store in NoHo to turn it into a clean and modern space where you can find fun spring grabs. Custom-made fixtures fill the well in this clean and modern space, complete with a separate section dedicated to the iconic "Earl Polo," and an entire wall of great Penguin accessories. 654 Broadway, at Bond Street, New York, NY.

Photography: Bill Cunnigham 'Facades' at the New York Historical Society
Back in 1968, veteran New York Times photographer Bill Cunnigham set out on an eight-year project to explore the sartorial and architectural heritage of New York City. More than 40 years later, the 88 original prints that make up the epic "Facades" photo essay are brought back to the public, featuring stunning vintage dresses modeled by Cunnigham's friend and muse Editta Sherman, and offering more insight into the work of one of fashion's greatest documentarians. Until June 15. 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY.

Shopping: Ernest Alexander Gets a Makeover
Leather goods expert Ernest Alexander is fast becoming an American menswear staple, and with recent renovation to the brand's SoHo flagship store, there's no excuse to bypass it. In addition to a range of great accessories and Liberty print suits, the redesigned space features wonderful vintage pieces and personal items belonging to the designer himself. Head over now! 98 Thompson Street, New York, NY.

Grooming: Glossybox for Men
Glossybox sends a monthly shipment to women all over the world to try various lotions, potions, and creams. Now, they're expanding their services to men. A one-time box filled with products by top-shelf brands like Sisley, Bvlgari, and Nuxe, gives you (or your favorite guy) plenty to sample, and for only $40, this box valued at $100 is a steal. Get it delivered to your door and get ready for a fresh spring cleaning!

Fashion: Sneak Peek at Dries Van Noten's "Inspirations" in Paris
Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten is holding his first retrospective at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, in Paris. Naturally, things were done slightly differently here: Van Noten takes us on an intimate journey into his artistic universe, revealing his creative process and sources of inspiration via a finely-curated selection of garments and artworks from the museum's archive. If you can't make it across the pond, watch this beautiful preview video, directed by James Lowrey for i-D magazine. Until August 1st.

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