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Neiman Marcus’s $125,000 Bookcase Sold Well; Sally Singer Gifts Bundt Cake Pans

Kasia Struss for Juicy Couture.
Kasia Struss for Juicy Couture.

• Neiman Marcus reported increased profits in the third quarter, with same-store sales up 8 percent. Executives cite, as a sign of that strength continuing into the pivotal fourth quarter, quick sales on many of the outlandish gifts offered in its annual Christmas book, including a $125,000 custom-built library courtesy of luxury book publisher Assouline. [Reuters]

Speaking of gifting, T Magazine’s editor Sally Singer is giving out novelty bundt cake pans shaped like castles as gifts this holiday season. [T Magazine]

• U.K.-based designer Orla Kiely will collaborate with Uniqlo next year. [WSJ]

• Problems, problems: Emma Roberts might have to buy herself a new Proenza Schouler PS1 bag for Christmas because, “I have one, but I’ve spilled on it so much, it’s a wreck.” [Teen Vogue]

Kasia Struss, Cato van Ee, and Maryna Linchuk model Juicy Couture’s spring 2012 look book. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• Someone listed a pink crocodile-skin Hermès Birkin bag on luxury resale site Portero for $124,750. [Racked]

Death to the Maiden, a play currently running in London’s West End theater district, got costumes from Giorgio Armani’s fall 2011 collection. [WWD]

• Federal officials seized 150 websites selling counterfeit items including sports jerseys, shoes, and accessories. [WWD]

• Longchamp is launching a web TV series called Heels about an as-yet-unidentified fashion editor’s life. [High Low]

• The price of cotton continues to fall: It’s now cheaper by more than 25 cents per pound compared to last November. [WWD]

Cushnie et Ochs collaborated with Danish music act Oh Land on a series of tour dresses for lead singer Nanna Fabricius. [Style]

Prada designed its third cell phone for LG. StyleCaster doesn’t list the price, but don’t expect a deal. [StyleCaster]

Neiman’s $125,000 Bookcase Sell; Singer’s Gifts