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1. Jason Wu will collab with Yue [Stylelist]

2. Save Luella! [Fashionista]

3. Emanuel Ungaro has dug his own grave. The label was just dropped by Neiman Marcus and Net-A-Porter. Outside of his own stores and Vivaldi, the label cannot be found. By this rate Ungaro will turn into a novelty item. [Style.com]

4. Rumor has it Ashley Simpson may be on Vogue. But, that’s not why she appears in retail news. She’s aiming high with preppy-punk designs brought to you by the ex-Melrose Place actress – sign of a girl with too much time on her hands. [Hollyscoop]

5. Despite losses in Q1 and Q2, Bulgari sees $10 million Q3 profits. Oh joy! [WWD]

6. Zero+Maria Cornejo will debut a full menswear collection for the spring. [Racked]

7. It’s time to rack up the flights to Finland. Trade in your Finnair airline frequent-flier miles for plastic surgery. Your eyes aren’t decieving you. We said plastic surgery. [Allure]

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1. Uniqlo restocked stores with their Jil Sander collab, +J. And to think all those people lined the blocks in the cold. [Sample Sally]

2. The Must-Have for this fall is the scarf+hood=snood. I have one. You should get one. Enough said. [WSJ]

3. Finally! Photos of Rodarte’s highly anticipated Target diffusion! The hype for this collection seems to rival the hype for James Cameron’s ‘Avatar.’ [Racked]

4. Luella Bartley closes its doors for good. Another label falls victim to the recession’s gun. [WWD]

5. Versace’s internal turmoil, namely Donatella Versace’s extravagant lifestyle, is crippling the brand. She’s a woman of tradition and pride – no matter the cost. [Newsweek]

6. Rumor spreads like wildfire and we’re not going to be responsible for putting it out. Thakoon may launch menswear in the next year. [WWD]

7. Nicole Richie’s ‘Winter Kate’ collection is unveiled. It’s not all that bad, although the level of excitement for the collection hasn’t elevated. [Nicole Richie/Celebuzz]

8. Surprisingly, there is an overwhelming market for unwearable shoes – namely McQueen is overwhelmed by calls┬ádemanding his┬áS/S 2010 10-inch shoes. But too bad. They’re not for sale. Although rumor has it that they may be auctioned off. [Grazia]

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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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1. JCPenny diffusion Line, Olsenboye, by the Olsen Twins for juniors, because tweens have sartorial tastes too. [Stylecaster]

2. Finally! Why should women have all the fun? Men’s diffusion line courtesy of Macy’s Thread & Heirs. [WWD]

3. Marc Ecko will get owned by fashion holding company, Iconix. [Racked]

4. Mulberry X Apple collaborate (Yes, Apple as in the ones who offer the sleek hand held geek-chic device you call iPod) [Stylelist]

5. “A key measure of consumer confidence continued to slip in October, with consumers’ gauge of the current economic situation falling to a 26-year low.” Woe is me. I encourage you to shop. [CNNMoney]

6. Rumor has it Tom Ford will try his hand at women’s wear — sometime soon, we think. [WWD]

7. The Gucci, Mark Ronson collaboration pop-up shop opened to a (gasp) thin crowd. Why should you pay $500 for a boat shoe when you can purchase six Top-Siders? [Racked]

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