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Stella McCartney to Make More Kids’ Clothes; Nordstrom to Finally Open in Manhattan?

Stella McCartney is launching a capsule collection of children’s clothing under her own label, not the Gap, as she did for two seasons. “I feel like all the timeless children’s wear is reserved for the expensive brands and that did not sit well with me,” McCarney said. Prices start at £15 for a T-shirt. [Vogue UK]

• Nordstrom is reportedly opening an eight-level flagship on Manhattan’s West Side in the next two years. [WWD]

• A scant view of Olivier Theyskens’s collection for Theory reveals the line includes crop tops and bra tops. [Elle]

• Leighton Meester wants a clothing line: “The more I think about it the more it sounds like something I would want to do. I don’t know if it’d be any time soon but I’d really like to work on a collaboration with somebody — I always have ideas for stuff like that. The problem is I always have so much admiration for so many designers and for so many different styles, it’d difficult to hone in on just one look but why not?” [Vogue UK]

• Paris’s Fashion’s Night Out, overseen by Carine Roitfeld, was invitation-only. [Page Six/NYP]

• No one pays any attention to Diane Kruger when she’s with Karl Lagerfeld.”We crossed traffic and no one gave a [bleep] who I was. He had people queueing around the corner to have his autograph or take a picture of him,” she said. “People asked if I could take their picture with him.” [Page Six/NYP]

• IMG insisted that designers bring their celebrity guests through the front entrance of Lincoln Center’s fashion venue so that they could be photographed in front of sponsor logos, but some designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Max Azria sneaked their famous guests through the quieter back entrance, angering IMG. [Page Six/NYP]

• Forever 21 offers the cheapest clothes on the teen market. The retailer beat out Wet Seal for the lowest average unit retail price this month. [WWD]

Mulberry’s first New York showroom opens tomorrow on West 15th Street. [WWD]

Stella McCartney to Make More Kids’ Clothes; Nordstrom to Finally Open in Manhattan?