Some former online-only retailers are finding there's nosubstitute for in-the-flesh shopping, The New York Times reports.Stores like Piperlime, a Gap unit, and Bonobos have openedstores recently, and other sites like EBay and Etsy are testingtemporary stores.

As they go back to the traditional model, however, these onlinestores are operating as leaner operations, the Times reports, withless staff and inventory, which could signal a new efficient modelfor some stores in the future.

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