Ralph Lauren: New in an Old World (IHT)
"Standing shoulder to shoulder at the Élysée Palace, the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and the American legend Ralph Lauren held a mutual admiration society."
New York’s Fifth Ave. Sets Record with Uniqlo Lease (Bloomberg)
"New York’s Fifth Avenue is claiming a city retail record: Japanese clothier Uniqlo agreed to pay $300 million over 15 years to bring its affordable fashions to the world’s most expensive shopping area."
Outnet sale shows hunger of internet shoppers (Lakestar)
"Online fashion retailer Outnet showed that sometimes an online marketing campaign can be a little too successful when it launched a £1 sale last week."
Ex-employee to sue Prada Japan over alleged harassment (Plush Asia)
"A former employee of Prada Japan who claims she was harassed by the local unit of the Italian fashion house for being ugly."
Design Vertigo (T Magazine)
"Design Miami and Fendi’s 2010 collaboration, 'Design Vertigo,' at Spazio Fendi... aim to highlight the ways in which designers are venturing outside the bounds of traditional practice and joining forces with unlikely partners."