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What Forever 21 Has in Common With Strip Clubs; Stacy London’s New Rent-a-Stylist Service

• Terry Richardson shot Elisa Sednaoui for Diane Von Furstenberg’s latest campaign. [Design Scene]

• Rachel Zoe likes to unwind by lounging around in her bathrobe for days at a time. [WWD]

• In other Zoe news, the celebrity stylist went on an art-shopping spree last weekend. She reportedly bought works by Jeff Koons and Ross Bleckner at an AIDS Community Research Initiative of America benefit at Steven Klein’s Bridgehampton home. [Page Six/NYP]

• Gap plans to expand its denim offerings with flared jeans, stretch fabrics, and a black-denim campaign. The retailer also plans to hike up denim prices. [WWD]

• Who What Wear and Visa have partnered on an e-commerce tool called Rightcliq, which allows you to store all of your online shopping in one place. [Fashionista]

What Not To Wear’s Stacy London and her friend (former apparel executive) Cindy McLaughlin have teamed up to create a rent-a-stylist business called Style for Hire. [WWD]

• Quiksilver is launching a 100-piece juniors’ collection next spring, which will be different than Roxy. The new “modern coastal” line will aim to reach 19-year-old customers, while Roxy targets 17-year-olds. [WWD]

• On September 20, Donna Karan will co-host the first-ever WIE Symposium (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) in New York City. The one-day event will feature musical performances, panels, lectures, and a fashion show organized by Karan. [Wie Network]

Giorgio Armani is kicking off London’s Fashion’s Night Out with a party at his new Bond Street store, co-hosted by Alexandra Shulman. [Vogue UK]

• Linda Chang, who runs Forever 21’s marketing department, explained the decision to keep the chain’s Times Square flagship open until 2 a.m.: “New York is the city that never sleeps. Even at 2am, foot traffic and sales are worth keeping the store open later.” A staffer added, “People get mad at us when we kick them out, even at 2am. The only thing still open around here at that time are gentlemen’s clubs.” [WSJ]

What Forever 21 Has in Common With Strip Clubs; Stacy London’s New Rent-a-Stylist Service