Need to know: 22.10.2010

We’ve been saying it for a long time, and now Financial Times agrees. Velvet for men is sexy.

Tom Ford velvet

Macy’s are experimenting with fast fashion by way of a limited edition range of collections, the first to be designed by Kinder Aggugini. Let’s hope fast doesn’t mean cheap in price and quality.

More people will do their Christmas shopping online this year. No surprises there. But a 16% increase in the UK is rather high. Imagine what it’ll be like for Australian retailers, faced by a strong dollar and prices largely inflated against their foreign counterparts?

More after the jump…

After the Gap Crap logo fiasco… it’s out with the new and in with the old, with the brand bringing back their seemingly much-loved logo. They posted this to their Facebook wall:

Ok. We’ve heard loud and clear that you don’t like the new logo. We’ve learned a lot from the feedback. We only want what’s best for the brand and our customers. So instead of crowd sourcing, we’re bringing back the Blue Box tonight.

Slogan tees. Gene Hunt is not a fan.

There’s a Matthew Williamson diffusion line coming.

Westfield Australia are down to the final three candidates for their $100k blogger role. You can cast a vote and maybe even win a prize yourself.

Much like the clean lines she puts on the runway at Celine, lunch with Phoebe Philo is a straightforwards affair.

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