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Clothing Sales Increase; Peter Som to Launch Jewelry

• Sales in clothing stores increased 2.4 percent last month from July, the largest gain since February. But they were still 5 percent below August 2008. [NYT]

Burberry Prorsum will stream its London show live on its website. Mark your calendars: 6:30 p.m. on September 22. [WWD]

Peter Som is launching jewelry for spring 2010. Initially, just three pieces will be offered, all chunky floral necklaces inspired by Japan. Check them out in our details gallery. [WWD]

• “I have found a new means of expression, one that does not involve vast outlays of cash,” says former French Vogue editor Joan Juliet Buck, of shunning the tents. [NYT]

Dean Caten on YouTube’s censorship of a DSquared promotional video that briefly showed Brazilian male model Jean Carlos in the nude: “[T]here’s a flash of penis … What the f***. On YouTube you can see like people beating each other, you can see porn. I think [the stir it caused] is stupid.” The video is up in full on the DSquared website. [WSJ]

• Unhappy with the seating arrangements at the G-Star show on Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan moved place cards for Juliette Lewis and Christian Siriano and threw Taylor Momsen’s to the floor (they somehow wound up sitting next to each other anyway). [Page Six/NYP]

Clothing Sales Increase; Peter Som to Launch Jewelry