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H&M’s Sales Dip; J.Crew Opens High-end Store Uptown

• H&M’s same-store sales dropped 2 percent in September. Things could be worse, right? [WWD]

• J.Crew opened their first Collection store on Madison and 79th, featuring higher-end J.Crew items like $2,200 calfskin jackets. Great timing! [WWD]

• Donatella Versace will show her men’s and women’s spring 2009 collections next month in Beijing to benefit the Jet Li One Foundation, which provides relief to earthquake survivors. [British Vogue]

• Reese Witherspoon on her collaboration with Olivier Theyskens for her 2007 Golden Globes dress: “Of course I put out tons of food and he didn’t eat anything. He brought out two kinds of fabric — he brought out one gray and one yellow. And he said, ‘I think you are like this! I think you are like a party! I think you are wearing a yellow dress!’” [Fashionologie]

• L.A. Fashion Week designers are still showing “glitter-encrusted jeans.” You don’t say. [JC Report]

H&M’s Sales Dip; J.Crew Opens High-end Store Uptown