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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fashion News of the Week

1. A Store for Victoria Beckham?
Despite the rumours, there are no confirmed plans for a store for Victoria Beckham's label, but the designer/former Spice Girl has not ruled it out. Victoria has slowly made a respected name for herself in the industry, and has commented that she would like to open a store in the future. She did comment that that it may possibly be in Hong Kong and reiterated that she does not want her label to focus on just US and UK markets.





2. Victoria's Secret Hits London:
It may not be of the Beckham variety, but another Victoria is coming to the UK- that of Victoria's Secret. It's been confirmed for a few weeks now with the store opening on Bond Street in London on the 25th of July. The debut of the store will not go unnoticed, as a tow of Angels will be out in full force, in a catwalk show celebrating the American brand's launch in the UK. There will also be a second store at Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London.

3. A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss (At Least in Croydon...)
Sorry about the title- I just couldn't resist. Croydon has compiled a list of 10 locals to be included in their own walk of fame, but unarguably one of the most famous locals is currently not on the list. However, this could change as people will be able to vote for those that they believe best represent their culture and history. Those chosen will be featured on a portrait bench in the form of three life-sized effigies. Some of the names that have been shortlisted are Ronnie Corbett and Dave Prowse, who played Darth Vader in three Star Wars films.

4. A Victory for Burberry!
Burberry has been awarded a payout of $100 million due to a counterfeit Chinese network that was selling goods imitating the label's check and knight design. The defendants, who ran websites such as yesburberryvision.com and buyburberry.com, failed to answer the complaint or even appear in court which led to substantial damages being paid to Burberry.

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