despite the freezing temperature and biting winds, i met up with a few ladies of the mj forum this afternoon: jackie (tuffcookie) and jess (yes.please). we hit up the mj collection stores and the mbmj boutiques on bleecker. first of all, i don't know what was up with the sunday crew of the mercer st. collection store, but the sa's there were awful. they were rude and cold. not so at the new west fourth location. we were the only ones in the store, which was such a relief considering how crowded mbmj was. the ladies there were really conversational, helpful, and even offered us water. here are a few pictures from the trip. we weren't allowed to take pictures of the store, but i snuck a few shots in. the sa saw me though, but was kind enough not to say anything. jackie and jess got some very lovely key pouches, which i hope they'll post pictures of soon. i myself scored a large multipocket in yogurt with thick light brown suede interior! i had a good time. at this point, it's probably a good idea that i lay off on the bag spending, and perhaps divert funds to other things like shoes.