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A model presents a creation of Max Mara autumn-winter 2008/2009 collection in a hall of Warsaw's polytechnic university on October 8, 2008. (JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Warsaw, so hot right now. The Polish capital got the New York Times‘ Style section treatment this week, with a short street style video highlighting the city’s fashion-forward denizens (Tel Aviv was featured earlier this month).

One stylish young woman, who says she tries to “mix nonchalance with avante garde,” explained Warsaw’s fashion sense thusly: “Warsaw is much more hipster than for example Paris, which is elegant, and that’s visible. What I really like about Warsaw is that it’s progressing, it’s developing, so you have a lot of space for your self-expression.”

As you may remember, Tablet staffers headed to Warsaw to cover the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (you can find our full coverage of the week here), and we too got a taste of the city’s stylish side, which can come as a surprise to visitors expecting a bleak post-war photograph come to life. See for yourself:





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