So I've just been browsing through an interesting 2005 book, "Alligators, Old Mink and New Money " by Alison Houtte. I've got some vintage items, but I mainly buy new -- still this book caught my eye because I've been dealing with (authenticating) a vintage bag recently, and the book is all about Hooti Couture, a vintage clothing and accessories boutique in Brooklyn, New York. The section on vintage handbags was definitely interesting, especially for those who are interested in vintage alligator bags. But, what I'm really curious about, after seeing this book (and especially since I was clueless about this shop before), is how many of you, who live in NY, have visited Hooti's. Anybody shop there? It sounds fabulous, according to the book, as well as according to endorsements from fashion editors in major newspapers and magazines. Also, the prices that are described are so so low!