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Did you know Victoria Beckham has a handbag collection in addition to her fashion empire? Sorry—even if you want one, they’re gonna be hard to get. The styles have already sold out on Net-A-Porter. [Catwalk Queen]
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Lady Gaga will return for a second run as the face of MAC’s Viva Glam campaign. [WWD]
Blogger Susanna Lau of Style Bubble tells the New York Times she doesn’t make a lot of money. [New York Times] … READ MORE »


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Fan of Oscar de la Renta’s PR Girl Twitter? She’s now headed to Tumblr, so check it out! [Oscarprgirl.tumblr.com]
For those who hypothesized that Black Friday/Cyber Monday doesn’t really exist or is a gimmick, check this: Cyber Monday 2011 saw $1 billion in sales, the highest online sales record. Ever. [CNET]
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Giorgio Armani has lent a hand in stylizing the new Samsung Smartphone. [Racked]
The commercialization of the Middleton/Princess Di ring continues: QVC has announced they will be making a replica that will retail for $39.54. [WWD] … READ MORE »


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Happy 40th birthday to Kenzo! Check out the evolution of the brand in this neat slideshow. [Telegraph]
Looks like returning to the oldies is a full-on trend: Marc by Marc Jacobs will re-issue designs from the past for its 10-year anniversary. [Blackbook]
Anna Sui wrote a book! Read this inspiring excerpt. [Wall Street Journal] … READ MORE »


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Apparently if you book your wedding at the Puntacana Resort & Club, you get the added benefit of having Oscar de la Renta choose your wedding dress. Is this for reals? And how much do you have to cough up? [Racked]
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It’s about time: Ally Hilfiger is following in the footsteps of dad Tommy by launching a fashion line. The collection will be a study on the shirtdress “of different fabrics, lengths and cuts,” says Ally. [WWD]
Well, apparently Vogue endorses Uggs. The mag hosted a party for the Australian brand for its new store opening. READ MORE »


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Kelly Osbourne is launching a fashion collection. Guesses as to the theme/style? [Stylebistro]
Tokyo Fashion Week has got wicked style. Check out pics and looks by designers whose names you probably can’t pronounce. [WWD]
In other celeb clothing news: As it turns out, JWoww’s “Filthy Couture” line won’t be happening. You can now exhale and… READ MORE »


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That Alexander Wang/Nike rumor? Not so true. They were in talks, but the deal never happened. Bummer. Guess if you still want Alex Wang sweats, you’re going to have to pay runway prices. [The Cut]
While one New York Times writer admitted earlier this week that the designer collabs and Zaras of the world make… READ MORE »


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Diane von Furstenberg just announced that she’ll be launching a new fragrance, cosmetics, and skin care line this year. We predict punchy colors will reign. [Elle UK]
Rumor has it (again) that Karl Lagerfeld will retire from Chanel in 2012 and that he’ll “stage a massive, never-before-seen, no-expense-spared farewell.” [Fashionologie]
Prada is apparently $1.4 billion… READ MORE »