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Dwyane Wade is Launching His Own Performance Sportswear and Footwear Brand, 'WADE'

By Danica Lo on
(Getty) Dwyane Wade and Anna Wintour at Fashion's Night Out 2012Is this goodbye Nike? Basketball superstar Dwyane Wade has inked a deal with Li-Ning, one of China's top sportswear production companies, to launch his own performance clothing and footwear brand, WADE. As part of the deal, Wade will wear two pairs of Li-Ning sneakers at two pre-season Miami Heat exhibition games being played this week in China against the Los Angeles Clippers.WADE will debut apparel and shoes at retail stores in...Read Full Story

Someone Paid Paris Hilton $2 Million To ______.

By Lauren Frankfort on
(PacificCoastNews.com)Here's some heartwarming afternoon news: dear old Paris Hilton is reportedly receiving a $2 million paycheck for starring in Turkish label DeFacto's fashion campaign. Which means one thing: sex-tape-triggered-reality-TV-fame—and its subsequent large paychecks—may not have an expiration date after all (sigh, Kim Kardashian). Even if, like Hilton, you've been off of the public radar for quite some time (save some remarks last month about the gay community).DeFacto is so...Read Full Story

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Production Company Teams Up With Levi's

By Lauren Frankfort on
(courtesy of Levi's)Besides his absolutely gorgeous body/face/presence (um, remember this video from a few weeks back?) and his major acting skills, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has another talent: he runs his own production company, hitRECord.hitRECord isn't just your normal production company—the company produces movies, music, writing, and graphic art through collaboration among its online community—which has more than 100,000 members. Levi's has partnered with JGL's company to help spread its...Read Full Story

Hello Kitty is Running for President, Obviously

By Danica Lo on
Watch out Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, because Hello Kitty's on the campaign trail! The Sanrio cat has just declared her candidacy in the 2012 presidential race—and what she lacks for in a mouth, she more than makes up for in cuteness... and merch.Yes, we're pretty sure that Kitty has the best campaign logos and T-shirts in the race:L-R: Heart tee, $26; USA tee, $26; Men's tee, $26; and Sitting tee, $26And, sorry Obama, we know you collaborated with designers such as Alexander Wang and Diane...Read Full Story

The 'Taylor Swift Store' Opens at Walgreens

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(Getty) Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music AwardsIf you're Taylor Swift mega-fan, you should plan on hightailing it down to Walgreens at some point today because (omg) the drugstore chain has just launched something called the "Taylor Swift Store at Walgreens" and it sounds like a teen dream come true!The "Taylor Swift Store at Walgreens" will stock and sell products from Swift's own brand—including her CDs, T-shirts, accessories, tour books, bags, posters, stationery, calenders, and tech...Read Full Story

Barneys Bids Dallas Bye-Bye

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(Bauer Griffin) Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards leaves Barneys Beverly HillsBarneys New York will close its 88,000-square-foot Dallas flagship in April 2013.According to a report in WWD, employees at the NorthPark Center Barneys store received a notice yesterday that read: "After careful consideration, Barneys New York has exercised its contractual right to terminate the lease for its Dallas location prior to its expiration. The store will remain open through early April."The...Read Full Story

Here's a New Way to Shop Directly From Pinterest

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Attention avid Pinterest-users: If you've ever been stumped over where to find that perfect shoe, bag, jewel, dress, or outfit found on the social-inspiration-sharing-site, then you might be excited to hear about Zappos.com's new tool, PinPointing.The app, which is not a formal partnership between Zappos.com and Pinterest, utilizes pins from featured pinners—including the New York Times, Refinery29, InStyle, and Etsy—to cull similar, "inspired" products from Zappos.com offerings. So, while...Read Full Story

Nicole Kidman Covers 'Harper's Bazaar'

By Lauren Frankfort on
(Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar) Remember when Nicole Kidman looked super hot on the cover of V's travel issue last month? Well, the Australian beauty is back—and better than ever—as a golden goddess on the cover of Harper's Bazaar's November issue. Golden goddess, of course, referring to that dynamite Emilio Pucci pleated gold gown she's wearing! (Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar) In the issue she talks to the magazine about her self-confidence, her hot hubby Keith Urban, and how she likes to...Read Full Story

Zadig & Voltaire Founder Thierry Gillier Apologizes (Sort Of) For Anti-Chinese Comments

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(FlynetPictures) The Zadig & Voltaire store in West Hollywood, CA.Late last month, we brought you the story about how French retailer Zadig & Voltaire's founder Thierry Gillier pre-emptively banned Chinese tourists from ever staying at the company's soon-to-open Paris hotel—and how, after the quote appeared in WWD on the morning of September 28th, the trade paper altered the quote later in the day to protect Gillier:That same day, we contacted Zadig & Voltaire's US PR representatives for an...Read Full Story

Annoying Kim Kardashian + Kanye West Rumor of the Day - Kimye Clothing Line Imminent

By Danica Lo on
(Getty) Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Valentino couture show in ParisAnother day, another Kim Kardashian + Kanye West rumor—and another way the ubiquitous twosome are planning to wheedle their ways into the consumer goods landscape. The Sun reports that despite rumors last week that West didn't want Kardashian hanging around him at Paris Fashion Week, the duo are, indeed, going strong and are even planning on a joint fashion venture."Kanye and Kim have figured out that if they combine...Read Full Story