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Urban’s Profits Up 72 Percent; Beyoncé to Design Homewares

• Urban Outfitters Inc.’s profits soared to a 72 percent increase in the first quarter. The CEO says he is toying with the idea of opening stand-alone shoe and accessory stores. [WWD]

Vera Wang on Jennifer Lopez’s wedding dress: “It took eight months and we made three dresses. It pushed me out of my own box and comfort zone.” Apparently J.Lo was difficult about the whole thing. [WWD]

• Beyoncé and her mom will design bedsheets and furniture under their House of Deréon label. Fitting since she’s worn tapestries before. [Luxist]

• The Selby shot Ruben Toledo, André Balazs, and Waris Ahluwalia for Louis Vuitton’s latest ad campaign. [T Magazine/NYT]

• Lady Gaga wore a custom black Calvin Klein Collection dress to a fund-raiser this week. WWD calls the gown “elaborate” but notes “her gray hair and round sunglasses did little to liven up the look.” [WWD]

• Coach commissioned fashion bloggers to design a line of limited-edition handbags, called Coach Collectibles. [WWD]

• Here’s a video of Opening Ceremony’s new look book. [Slam X Hype]

Urban’s Profits Up 72 Percent; Beyoncé to Design Homewares