Nordstrom Has Trouble Securing Manhattan Space• Nordstrom is having trouble securing a site for a Manhattan flagship; it had its sights set on the old Drake Hotel on 56th and Park, but the building’s developer has hit a snag with financiers. [WWD]
‘Sports Illustrated’ Models Have Their Cheeseburgers and Eat Them, TooWhy, we wondered, do some models covet a spot in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue? After all, it’s kind of laddish, not exactly a high-fashion affair or a lucrative cosmetics gig. But apparently the opportunity to appear in skin and Lycra for some 4.5 million readers is not the main appeal. “They tell you you better not go on a diet before the shoot,” said Bar Refaeli at the 2008 issue launch at 7 World Trade Center on Tuesday.