The First Budget-Friendly Whole Foods 365 Store to Open in May

04/08/2016 at 02:37 PM ET

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If you love eating organic but don’t love a dent in your wallet, you’re soon to be in luck.

The first-ever Whole Foods 365 Market — the company’s much-buzzed-about cheaper grocery chain focused on millennials — is set to open its doors on May 25 in Los Angeles’ hip Silver Lake neighborhood.

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According to their press release, the aim of the stores is to bring “fresh, healthy food to a broader audience with a streamlined, quality-meets-value shopping experience.” Much like Trader Joe’s, the new locations will center around generic store-branded products under their signature 365 label.

Additionally, the store will feature other businesses on-site like by CHLOE and Allegro Coffee Company through their “Friends of 365” program, which facilitates partnerships with businesses that “align with the mission and quality standards of Whole Foods.” (No word on whether that could still in-store tattoo parlors, though.)

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Two more locations are set to open later this year in Bellevue, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, with an additional 10 locations projected for 2017.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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WF is a major rip off. 2-5 times more expensive than our regular market. Went once in Del Mar and was shocked by the prices.

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