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Tommy’s Sales are Up; Cops Bust More Counterfeiters

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Tommy Hilfiger’s sales grew 14.4 percent over the fiscal year ending March 31. Golf clap. [WWD]

• Cops shuttered more counterfeit vendors and carted off loads of knockoffs this morning on Canal Street. [Racked]

Naomi Campbell walked in Dolce & Gabbana’s “loungewear-inspired” menswear show. Way to bounce back after that trial! [British Vogue]

• Speaking of that trial, Campbell told reporters her violent outburst on that British Airways flight occurred because someone on the plane called her a “golliwog supermodel” (as in a black rag doll from kids’ books). British Airways said there’s no way that happened, and Campbell called the airline “disgusting.” [Reuters]

Nicole Miller signed a licensing deal to distribute hosiery and tights under her Nicole Miller and Nicole Miller New York labels. [WWD]

• Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto designs a lot of Michelle Obama’s clothes. [WSJ]

• Michelle Obama told Cynthia Nixon Sex and the City was the only “grown-up” movie she’s seen in months. [NYDN]

• Can Marc Jacobs bring back the rainbow as a symbol of gay pride? [Shophound]

• The staff at Catherine Malandrino in Manhasset wouldn’t shut down the store for Jennifer Lopez to go shopping last week. They also wouldn’t give her a 50 percent discount. [NYP]

• Victoria Beckham has been caught saying, in a video on her website dVbstyle.com, that erect nipples are illegal in Japan. She is mistaken — they are not illegal in Japan, but they are in Singapore. [Sassybella]

Tommy’s Sales are Up; Cops Bust More Counterfeiters