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Lanvin Helped Boost H&M’s Sales 8 Percent; Diego Della Valle Sells a Chunk of Tod’s

• H&M’s sales jumped 8 percent last month, thanks in part to its Lanvin collaboration. [Retail Week]

• Tod’s execs Diego Della Valle and his brother, Andrea Della Valle, have sold 10 percent of the company’s shares for $300 million. Their family still owns almost 58 percent of the firm. [WWD]

Temperley will be showing in London again next season, after showing in New York from 2005 to 2008. [Vogue UK]

Versace will hold its January 17 menswear show at the company’s headquarters in Via Gesù instead of at the Versace Teatro in Milan, where they’ve held all their shows for the past five years. They might move their women’s show there in February too, as part of a “strategy to underline the DNA of the brand,” said a spokesperson. [WWD]

• Brooke Burke joins Kim Kardashian as the new face of Sketchers Shape-ups. Kardashian will appear in the brand’s spring ads, and Burke’s contract goes through 2011. [WWD]

• A masked Jonathan Marquez rests his head on Stephen Thompson’s shoulder in Givenchy’s latest menswear ads. [Design Scene]

• The Times had trouble finding Pierre Hardy’s new store. “In an architectural sense, the shop is so understated as to be virtually invisible: a wall of dark topaz glass is inset several feet from the sidewalk, with no identifying markings. This is the kind of cold, tinted slickness generally preferred by military contractors around Arlington, Va. At first glance, the shop might be the front office for an international weaponry brokerage, an illegal plastic surgery cult or perhaps an entertainment law office-slash-sex dungeon.” [NYT]

• The largest H&M ever is set to open at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. [Grazia Daily]

• Jonathan Adler is selling a throw pillow embroidered with the phrase “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” and people are upset about it. [Racked]

• Whitney Port posed for Maxim, and her whole family visited her on set. [Whitney Port]

• Justin Bieber will reportedly be on the cover of Vanity Fair in February or March. [Fashionista]

Lanvin Helped Boost H&M’s Sales 8 Percent; Diego Della Valle Sells a Chunk of Tod’s