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Hermès Revenues Up 18.5 Percent; Fashionair Shuts Down

Hermès’s revenues jumped 18.5 percent in the first quarter, compared to the same time period last year. [WWD]

• Heavily funded Fashionair, the website that made an Internet video of Christian Louboutin dancing, is shutting down. [Fashionista]

Michael Kors will definitely take over the old Emanuel Ungaro store on Madison Avenue and 67th Street. Signage for the new store went up recently. [Shophound]

• Max Factor named Victoria Beckham the World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity, based on a poll by 3,000 women. That’s a clever way to use her star power without paying her. [InStyle UK]

• Coach is opening its first men’s-only store at 370 Bleecker Street this Friday. [WWD]

Donna Karan, who is famous for her draped dresses, said she failed draping class. [HuffPo]

• Haul blogger Melissa Rose Ponce de Leon’s video chronicling her purchase of Ugg boots received 48,000 views. As a member of YouTube’s “partners” program, Ms. Ponce De Leon earns $1,000 a month, or, in haul-blogger terms, 50 M.A.C. lipsticks.[NYT]

• Milliner Gigi Burris launched a line of hats for Screaming Mimi’s, available now. [Refinery 29]

• In honor of Mother’s Day, Tory Burch asked editors and industry folk about the best advice their mothers ever gave. Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing: “Women love leopard — something to wear, something on a chair. It is a neutral!” Teen Vogue’s Amy Astley: “Think for yourself.” [Blog/ToryBurch]

Hermès Revenues Up 18.5 Percent; Fashionair Shuts Down