Noted fashion photographer and America’s Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker is the proud father of a baby girl. [Us Weekly]
Doo Ri plans to launch a lower-priced, secondary line next year featuring leather jackets, leather leggings, silk-screened t-shirts, and jersey dresses. A name for the line has not yet been chosen. [WWD]
H&M plans to opens stores in Israel. [Reuters]
Holidays shoppers are filing into stores, but aren’t buying anything, despite price cuts of 60 and 70 percent. Some retailers speculate that customers are waiting for prices to come down even more. [WWD]
In an economy recovering from excess, Paul Smith‘s designs suddenly seem appropriate. Mike Albo reports: "Simply walking through the doors into the warm, wood-paneled front room and staring at the fine dress shirts and ties was spiritually cleansing. Who knows what unfortunate fashions our new troubled era will produce, but right now this stalwart, 70-year-old brand feels fresh and relevant." [NY Times]
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