Retail News

1. Lady Gaga’s will (eventually) design her own clothing line. Whether it will be wearable, remains to be seen. [Ohnotheydidnt]

2. Comfort? “I would hate for someone to look at my shoe and say, ‘Oh my God! That looks so comfortable!’ That’s not what I want to project,” Christian Louboutin retorted on his sought after but notoriously feet cramping stilettos. [The Washington Post]

3. Even Ebay is getting in on the pop-up (shop) action in the name of charity – but only up to $200,000. [WWD]

4. Stella McCartney’s Gap Kids and Baby Gap collection was not only swooped up by mothers, but also incited frenzies among the lithe but much older fashionistas hoping to squeeze into XXL band jackets. [Stylelist]

5. Christian Siriano’s Payless shoe and accessories collection are now available online! Oh the joys of diffusion collections. [Payless]

6. Amazon completes its acquisition of Zappos for 10 million shares of Amazon stock, roughly the equivalent of $1.2 billion. Seeing that Amazon is the equivalent of Google in the retail industry, Zappos got off with a great deal. [WWD]

7. Steve Madden gets in on Mary-Kate and Ashley’s Olsenboye label. [WWD]

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