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Nothing says retail like a half-naked man

Posted by Ralph Ranalli September 7, 2007 11:52 AM

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Eat your hearts out, suits
(Globe staff photo by Mark Wilson)

NATICK COLLECTION BLOG-A-THON

Denise Johnson, 41, was shopping with two girlfriends when she noticed the bare-chested hunk giving out samples inside Fruits & Passion, a Canadian lotions and potions shop.

"That's why we came in here," said Johnson, a Shrewsbury resident. "We saw him from outside."

The model Earl Harried works as a radioactive waste technician at Seabrook. A photographer asked him if women talk to his chest. Yes, the vast majority do, he admitted. (C'mon his pecs are eye level for the average-height woman. What's a girl to do?)

Johnson said she was lured in by the Nordstrom but is having fun seeing some of the other shops that are riding the department store's coattails. "I was impressed," she said of the new Natick Collection. "I was overwhelmed I guess."

-- Lisa Kocian

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