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Nordstrom Eyes Manhattan Location; Isabel Marant Hates Consumerism and Celebrities

• Nordstrom is still looking for spaces for a Manhattan location to follow the opening of Nordstrom Rack in Union Square. The chain may take a Boston Properties building on West 55th Street. [Racked NY]

Isabel Marant: “I’m quite anti-consumerist; It’s difficult for me being a designer in an industry I don’t like. When I design a collection I find myself thinking, ‘Why do we need new clothes?’ I never think about the fashion people … They are not my concern.” Boobs aren’t her thing, either: “Big breasts and lips. No! I hate those girls. I hate famous women. My ideal woman is Serge Gainsbourg. Not that he was a woman.” [Fashionologie]

Donna Karan and Christie Brinkley accidentally wore the same silver Urban Zen dress by Karan to a benefit in the Hamptons over the weekend. [Page Six/NYP]

Alessandra Ambrosio and Jesus Luz star in Brazilian handbag company Chenson’s fall ad campaign. [Racked]

• J.Crew opened a 3,400-square-foot, two-level men’s store on Madison Avenue. [WWD]

Rag & bone is opening another shop in a restaurant space, taking over the old Peter’s on the Upper West Side. [Racked NY]

Monique Lhuillier is launching three new labels for spring, one for eveningwear and two for bridalwear. [WWD]

Pringle of Scotland CEO Mary-Adair Macaire on Tilda Swinton: “She is utterly timeless — she doesn’t look any age. She doesn’t look like a man or a woman. She’s fun too and willing to do anything. She reminds me of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.” [Vogue UK]

• QVC is opening a remote studio and pop-up shop in Rockefeller Center for Fashion’s Night Out. [WWD]

• Here’s a handy global guide to Fashion’s Night Out festivities in foreign lands. [Fashionologie]

• Taschen’s new book, Pucci, features hundreds of designer Emilio Pucci’s fashion photographs, sketches, and notes as well as a biographic portion that reveals things like how he refused to eat anything but ate apples and yogurt while traveling. [T Magazine Blogs/NYT]

• Cuba Gooding Jr. and Andrew Giuliani (the former mayor’s son) were “stunned” by the sight of Johnny Weir in sequined hot pants at the CV lounge on Rivington Street. [Page Six/NYP]

Nordstrom Eyes Manhattan Location; Isabel Marant Hates Consumerism and Celebrities