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H&M’s Marimekko Drops Today; Topshop Sets Opening Date

Looks from the Marimekko line.Photo: Courtesy of H&M

• Marimekko’s H&M line goes on sale today. Long, printed, oh-so-summery dresses, here we come. [Racked]

• Topshop has set October 10 as the opening date for its New York flagship in Soho. And the countdown begins. [Fashion Week Daily]

• In raids on four Long Island locations yesterday, police confiscated more than $750,000 in counterfeit merchandise bearing fake labels of Nike, Burberry, Ed Hardy, the North Face, and Baby Phat. Fake Baby Phat? Is there anything they won’t counterfeit these days? [WWD]

• “So crazy it just might work” trend alert: wedding veils! Milliner Misa Harada collaborated with Yohji Yamamoto for her spring/summer 2008 wedding-veil-inspired collection. She calls them “totally wearable and never occasionwear.” You know we wouldn’t totally put it past the hipsters. [British Vogue]

• It appears Donald Trump will let his daughter Ivanka trademark her name for jewelry, watches, and knickknacks — but not real-estate ventures. The Donald objected to her recent application to do so by asking for a 90-day extension to “oppose for good cause.” That’s the warm, loving Donald we know. [WP]

• Versace’s net profits fell last year, but its sales went up. How? They spend a lot of money on some “unspecified” stuff. [WWD]

• The girls who showed up to Nikki Beach to audition for the new Paris Hilton reality show I Want to Be Paris Hilton looked like “versions of Donatella Versace. They all had bleached blond hair, too-dark tans and were wearing tight, shiny dresses.” Hey there, let’s not group Donatella and Paris in the same subspecies. [NYP]

Cosmopolitan will spell out its title in the sand with 1,200 models in bikinis in Miami for its August issue. Oh goody. If only we could be there. We’re sure hundreds of ogling dudes will keep an eye on the scene for us. [NYP]

H&M’s Marimekko Drops Today; Topshop Sets Opening Date