When we first caught wind, way back before anyone was actually reading this, of Sarah Jessica Parker's first-ever clothing line and its unexpected taking up of residence at the beyond-classy Steve & Barry's discount sport shop, we were thrilled. Such material! She of the mortgage-priced shoe collection! A poster girl for the $20 outfit! And using Oprah's couch as a soap box to do so! Oh, but quickly we soured. We began grumpily to resent SJP's notion that she was Some Great Philanthropist. And then we resented her resenting us. We found ourselves, for the first time in ever, siding with the stylegentsia. Whose abiding question about Bitten by SJP could be boiled down to: Why so ugly? So it was with no small sense of duty — and no big sense of enthusiasm — that we approached the Manhattan Mall Steve & Barry's.
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