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Tommy Hilfiger May Go Public; Fire at H&M Factory Kills 21

Tommy Hilfiger’s main owner, Apax Partners, is reportedly shopping the label. It may go public or be sold to another private-equity firm. [WWD]

• A second shipment of +J stock is expected to arrive at Uniqlo on Thursday. Uniqlo also announced collaborative lines with Japanese designers zechia, Han Ahn Soon, suzuki takayuki, G.V.G.V., mintdesigns, mother, and fur fur. [Shophound]

• A recent fire at a clothing factory in Bangladesh killed 21 people and injured 50. At the time of the fire, the company was working through the night to fulfill orders for H&M. A British charity had previously warned the factory about fire concerns. [Independent UK]

LIFE magazine photographed 15-year-old Miu Miu face Lindsey Wixson as she worked at New York Fashion Week. [StyleList]

• The Project Runway video game comes out today. [WWD]

• Starting this fall, Macy’s will be the exclusive department-store vendor of Kenneth Cole’s Reaction line. [WWD]

• LVMH filed a trademark-infringement lawsuit against Hyundai Motor Co., accusing it of using a Vuitton-like monogram in its commercials that aired during the Super Bowl. [WWD]

• Dan Abrams’s style site, Styleite.com, will launch on March 15. [HuffPo]

• Model Natalia Vodianova, who opened and closed Alexander Wang’s fall 2010 runway show, wore boots from the line for a television appearance recently. [Modelinia]

• The AKOO billboard in Newark, New Jersey, will be taken down. The date is unspecified. [HuffPo]

Tommy Hilfiger May Go Public; Fire at H&M Factory Kills 21