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Readers' neighborhood questions answered

Eileen Fisher (Columbus Avenue, 76th-77th) has a large sign on her window: "We'd like our clothes back right now. Thank you very much." What's the story?

Fortunately it looks like the mysterious sign outside Eileen Fisher's storefront window on Columbus and 77th has nothing to do with a break-out of shoplifting thefts. Instead the sign is actually a part of the women's clothing chain store's effort to give gently-worn clothes to women's and girl's charities like "Dress for Success." From now on, at the Upper West Side location and any other Eileen Fisher store, women can return any item of gently-used clothing and get back a $5 gift card. So far, $1.3 million has been raised nationwide, and over 90,000 pieces of clothing have been collected.

Store managers Sahai Tsehay and Tammy Sharpe are glad we cleared up this mix-up, because many of their loyal customers were concerned that the store was having problems or closing. Interested in participating? Visit for more info about the charity work, or search #thxverymuch on Twitter.

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