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Oil-Spill-Inspired Clothes Proliferate; Kardashians to Open Soho Store

• Many designers are making oil spill-inspired clothing and accessories, like Bed Stü’s faux oil-stained “Gulf Coast Cleanup Shoes,” which go on sale in November. [WSJ]

• Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are opening a branch of their LA store, Dash, on Spring St. in Soho. [Page Six/NYP]

• Tim Gunn appeared in a suicide prevention video for the Trevor Project. [Page Six/NYP]

• Sally Singer wishes she didn’t have to wait until February to shop the runway: “The words ‘click to buy’ become both fantastical and urgent…If only all of fashion could be the Burberry show.” [T Magazine Blogs/NYT]

• Gisele’s excuse for her new cover of Brazilian Vogue? She’s been modeling 15 years! [Made in Brazil]

• See backstage video from Kenzo’s 40th anniversary show, which was inspired by the Cirque d’Hiver. [Telegraph UK]

• Talbots opened a pop-up kiosk in Grand Central Station. The booth is meant to grab attention, not generate sales. [Racked]

• Chloë Sevigny on looking at magazines as a teenager: “There were all these girls we know on the cover of Marie Claire, on the cover of Vogue, and my friend said: ‘Aw, don’t worry, hon — you’ll be on there one day!’ And I laughed and laughed. I mean, these are not the magazines of my life. I’m like Vice, or Purple Fashion. I know who I am by now. And I am my own brand.” [Guardian UK]

• Luxury goods are typically priced much higher in Japan, but thanks to outlet malls, online sales, and the success of stores like H&M and Forever 21, Japanese consumers are getting used to the idea of bargain shopping. [Business of Fashion]

• Neiman Marcus CEO Burt Tansky retired today; his colleagues will miss his obsession with the retailer’s Christmas Book catalogue. [WWD]

• H&M opened a giant flagship store designed by Jean Nouvel on the Champs Elysées in Paris. [WWD]

Oil-Spill-Inspired Clothes Proliferate; Kardashians to Open Soho Store