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Goody’s Goes Bankrupt; Barack Obama Is Best-Dressed

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• Goody’s filed for Chapter 11 yesterday. They got screwed by the economy, but also because things like introducing higher-priced merchandise didn’t work out so well. [WWD]

• Barack Obama made the list of British Esquire’s top ten best-dressed men. Take that, McCain! [Independent]

• Bonwit Teller will return to New York by the end of this year after closing its last New York outpost in 2000. No word on where it will land and only vague ones on what it will be like. [Shophound]

• The World Health Organization doesn’t want tobacco companies to put their logos on apparel like hats and shoes because it turns young people into moving billboards and brainwashes them. Kind of like those Abercrombie logos in high school. [WWD]

• Women still love to buy dresses these days, and everyone who wants to sell ladies’ clothes knows it. [WWD]

• Elie Saab is designing a boutique hotel at the Tiger Woods Dubai resort. Since when did designers start doing hotels like celebrities do clothing lines? [British Vogue]

• DKNY guest designer Rachel Bilson: “I tried to make a skirt but it came out about 10 sizes too big. It was pretty bad.” [Mirror]

• In four months Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet got engaged, pregnant, and married. Damn. [NYP]

• Agyness Deyn went partying with Henry Holland in London and looked “tipsy.” But, uh, what is she supposed to do when she goes out? [Daily Mail]

• Molly Sims was late to her dinner reservation at Surf Lodge in the Hamptons so she lost her table, but patiently waited for another anyway. [NYP]

Goody’s Goes Bankrupt; Barack Obama Is Best-Dressed