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Having a few happy-hour gin and tonics before you further reward yourself at T.J. Maxx? That's OK, but sometimes you deserve better. Go downtown. Have a martini. Shop. At the same time! With its smart list of fashion-themed martinis and its where'd-she-get-that wares (seven local and two regional designers rep here), the airy, modern Garment District is where we go when we've had enough of picked-over sale bins. The Power & Light District space expanded this year, allowing us plenty of personal space to peruse, say, the mulberries and chartreuses of the fall collection — and plenty of elbow room to throw back that fruity Alexander McQueen martini (Three Olives Bubble, Chambord). We admit that we didn't have extra scarf money lying around the last time we were here, but we didn't go away with nothing. The bartender's tip that day was valuable and good for both sexes: It's time to ditch that bling.