All of us should take a vow to never, ever stoke NY-LA competitiveness. Woody Allen and other wits did it first, and best, and anything any of us have to add to it in 2010 should sparkle with drollness and freshness and a dozen other -nesses.
But that bi-coastal competition seems to heat up whenever a store from another nation makes its U.S. debut in New York City. Suddenly, fashion-minded non-New-Yorkers are feeling envious and wanting the store in their own city. And the past has shown us that can take some time. Months? Maybe more.