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Tory Burch Quietly Opens a New Store; Graydon Hearts J.Crew

Tory Burch launched her new meatpacking-district store with a quiet soirée. “But that’s the right decision right now in this environment. A big party is a bit extraneous.” [WSJ]

• Did Gwyneth get new breasts post-baby? Says one fan after a flash in Paltrow’s upcoming film: “It’s like the boob of a 15-year-old girl.” Of course, having babies can give you breasts, as we all know. [NYP]

Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter recently told a bunch of American Express execs that J.Crew is one of the brands he respects most. [NYP]

• Whitney Port on dating coast to coast: “I was recently in LA, and I couldn’t help but think, ‘Everyone is kind of the exact same here’ … The guys in New York … they’re more confident and know what they want.” So enlightening. [NYP]

• Beth Ditto of the band Gossip is rumored to be Love magazine’s first cover star. We love Love even more. [Fashionologie]

• Urban Outfitters shares fell more than 20 percent yesterday after flat same-store November sales. [WWD]

• According to Diesel creative director Wilbert Das, the brand’s upcoming foot-fetish-inspired spring ads have “no messages, themes or commentary to understand.” Feet are in this season. [WWD]

• Tod’s, Ralph Lauren, Geox, and H&M were among retailers hit by rioters in Athens this week. [WWD]

Tory Burch Quietly Opens a New Store; Graydon Hearts J.Crew