In Stores Today: 'F*ck Yeah Menswear' The Book

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It's a classic tale: boy meets blog, blog meets book agent, boy gets book deal. Fuck Yeah Menswear was one of the greatest fashion hits of the Tumblr heyday—bursting onto the digital scene in October 2010 as an irreverent, anonymous, stream-of-consciousness fanboy send-up of the menswear blogging frenzy—a phenomenon that, along with the heritage (read: beards and plaid shirts) movement, had the entire casualwear arm of the fashion industry wrapped around their little fingers for the better...Read Full Story

Rugby Ralph Lauren Is Shutting Its Doors

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It's a sad week for lovers of classic, expensive-but-not-crazy-expensive, well-made, preppy-inspired clothing. Not only is Jack Wills' grown-up label Aubin & Wills shuttering at the end of the year, but today, WWD's senior editor David Lipke tweeted that Rugby Ralph Lauren will cease operations by 2013:The official announcement was buried at the bottom of a Q2 report in today's WWD—where Ralph Lauren execs explained they're closing Rugby to "focus resource on higher growth, more scalable...Read Full Story

Get Ready For The Spanx Emporium

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Spanx—the life-changing this-isn't-your-grandma's shapewear brand that makes your tummy and bum look ah-mazing—is opening its first-ever brick-and-mortar store. WWD reports the 1,200-square-foot Virginia boutique is the first in a series of openings scheduled to roll out in upscale shopping malls this fall. The, uh, spankin' new store features signature Spanx red accents, sleek Lucite and glossy finishes, plus fun girly touches—this is a lingerie brand, after all. As for what you can expect...Read Full Story

How To Do Your Hair Without Power

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Photo: iMaxTree via StyleBistro.comWe caught up with Kristina Barricelli, the creative consultant for innovative hair color system TouchBack Plus who's worked with celebrities such as Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus, and Erin Andrews, to get her top tips on how to style your hair—without power or running water. Here's what she told us:Here's an easy hairstyle that you can do without any tools: "Make a ponytail at the top of your head. Leave a loop at the top and then wrap the remaining hair...Read Full Story

Hot Topic is Opening a Lingerie Store—Check Out This Video Sneak Peek

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(Courtesy Hot Topic/Blackheart)Not content to just gird the loins of emo kids around the world, Hot Topic has announced it's launching Blackheart, a standalone lingerie chain targeted at women who are looking for something a bit edgier in the intimates mass market.Blackheart's slogan? "Love You to Death.""The Blackheart lingerie concept is a test that allows us to leverage the Hot Topic customer and offer her product categorie that will not cannibalize the core Hot Topic brand," the company's...Read Full Story

Kate Middleton's Favorite Designer Jenny Packham Collaborates With JCPenney (+ More Inside!)

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(Courtesy JCPenney) The Jenny Packham for JCPenney holiday collectionJust in time for holiday—and the Kate Middleton fan in your life—one of the Duchess of Cambridge's favorite eveningwear designers, Jenny Packham, has teamed up with JCPenney to create a fabulous and affordable capsule accessories collection. Check out some of the gorgeous, sparkly pieces, above! The Jenny Packham Boudoir collection (available now!) is one of three new designer collabs JCPenney is launching for holiday 2012...Read Full Story

Marni's Launching a Fragrance!

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(Photo by ImaxTree) Marni Spring 2013 Collection Marni fragrance (George Chinsee) Marni-lovers, rejoice! Starting in February, you'll be able to wear the designer's signature luxury each and every day—for just a fraction of the price of its pret-a-porter! Yes, Marni is launching a fragrance.According to a report in WWD, the Italian fashion house has teamed up with Estée Lauder to create its first scent, which is said to be darker and spicier than the other "floral and fruity" designer...Read Full Story

5 Halloween Beauty Products to Try

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Whether you're looking to pull out all the beauty tricks for Halloween this week—or, you know, just wanting to treat your daily regimen to some fabulously fierce new items, these 5 amazing products will have you looking boo-tiful, er, beautiful in no time!Bonus: We put a bunch of the looks to the test—what else is there do when you're trapped by a Frankenstorm?—so you can see exactly what the styles look like on!Check out all the spooktastically chic styles, right this way. (If you dare...)1...Read Full Story

8 Stylish Fall 2012 Handbags Under $100

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Spending big on bags is so last season. Indulge your craving for a new fall purse with one of these 8 gorgeous, not to mention affordable, options! 1. ModCloth's "Ask for the Maroon" Bag (Source: ModCloth via Add fall's hottest color to your wardrobe with this luxe-looking tote.  "Ask for the Maroon" bag, $69.99 at 2. Nine West's "New World" Large Top Handle Satchel (Source: Piperlime via We're not sure what we love more about this satchel...Read Full Story

Here's a Way to Tweak the TSA: Wear All Your Carry-On Luggage in This Coat

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(Jaktogo)Ever want to fly carry-on-only, but couldn't fit a hair dryer and 12 pairs of shoes in your tiny roll-aboard? Here's a solution so absurd, so unattractive, and yet so darn brilliant we can't believe we didn't think of it first! Say hello to JakToGo, a wearable luggage system that'll help you get as much extra stuff as you want onto the plane—disguised as a coat!Check out how it works in this video:The Jaktogo luggage-coat was invented by Belgium-based engineer John Power, who is a...Read Full Story