On a phone call in October, Carly Mark raised the idea for the first time: She needed to leave New York.
There comes a moment in every creative New Yorker’s life when this may happen — when the city that once seemed as if it pulsed just for you now seems as if it is pushing you out, like an organ transplant gone wrong.
But there was more: Ms. Mark said she could no longer sell clothes.
This was and wasn’t surprising. A few weeks earlier, in September, Ms. Mark held a runway show for her five-year-old fashion brand, Puppets and Puppets. The show was well-received. Vogue called it a “conflation of
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