Fashion News Roundup: Gisele Named Richest Model, The Mall Gets Reinvented and Alexa Chung Covers Elle UK

American Apparel Reports Growing Numbers: The controversial retailer is expected to post gains of 11% for same-store January numbers, which have been rising since September of last year. Other sales numbers are also strong, explains Dov Charney: "[...W]e don’t have the distractions--like labor issues at our factory--that we had in previous years.” The retailer hopes to find aid for their immense debt in the coming weeks. {WWD} End of an Era?: Once an icon of American society, the New York Times investigates what is being done to revitalize shopping malls. New uses proposed include dog parks, office spaces, or even event spaces. {NYTimes} Alexa Covers Elle UK: Looking sweet, Alexa Chung graces the cover of the March issue of Elle UK in Louis Vuitton. Thomas Schenk photographed Chung in some of spring's hottest pastels. Fashion girls everywhere continue to ask, "Should I get bangs?" {Next Models Blog}
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American Apparel Reports Growing Numbers: The controversial retailer is expected to post gains of 11% for same-store January numbers, which have been rising since September of last year. Other sales numbers are also strong, explains Dov Charney: "[...W]e don’t have the distractions--like labor issues at our factory--that we had in previous years.” The retailer hopes to find aid for their immense debt in the coming weeks. {WWD} End of an Era?: Once an icon of American society, the New York Times investigates what is being done to revitalize shopping malls. New uses proposed include dog parks, office spaces, or even event spaces. {NYTimes} Alexa Covers Elle UK: Looking sweet, Alexa Chung graces the cover of the March issue of Elle UK in Louis Vuitton. Thomas Schenk photographed Chung in some of spring's hottest pastels. Fashion girls everywhere continue to ask, "Should I get bangs?" {Next Models Blog}
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American Apparel Reports Growing Numbers: The controversial retailer is expected to post gains of 11% for same-store January numbers, which have been rising since September of last year. Other sales numbers are also strong, explains Dov Charney: "[...W]e don’t have the distractions--like labor issues at our factory--that we had in previous years.” The retailer hopes to find aid for their immense debt in the coming weeks. {WWD}

End of an Era?: Once an icon of American society, the New York Times investigates what is being done to revitalize shopping malls. New uses proposed include dog parks, office spaces, or even event spaces. {NYTimes}

Alexa Covers Elle UK: Looking sweet, Alexa Chung graces the cover of the March issue of Elle UK in Louis Vuitton. Thomas Schenk photographed Chung in some of spring's hottest pastels. Fashion girls everywhere continue to ask, "Should I get bangs?" {Next Models Blog}

Take Heart, Gisele: Her prayers for her hubby may not have been answered last night, but certainly she can find solace in being listed as the world's best paid model. The Daily Mail has released a list of the 20 richest models, and Gisele tops it at an estimated £96 million. The rest of the list is mostly Supers and Victoria's Secret models. So dry those tears Gisele. {Daily Mail}

Karl Lagerfeld for Metro: For those of you who are in Paris, don't forget to scoop up your copy of Parisian standard Metro for your morning commute. Karl Lagerfeld's Twitter account posted a photo of him with the Metro team, advising, "Don't miss tomorrow's edition!" This is one you probably won't want to leave on your seat after completing the sudoku (don't act like you don't do it too!). {@KarlLagerfeld}

Predicting Street Style: In case you forgot (doubtful), fashion week is upon us again. The FabSugar team has posted a slideshow of accessories they're hoping to see on the front rows. Did they leave your Spring favorite out? {FabSugar}

Stuart Weitzman Aims High: The shoe designer is launching a higher end line which he hopes to be on par with the big names, like Manolo and Choo. The line will be priced slightly higher than his main collection, ranging from $595 to $995, and includes a new handbag line which maxes out around $1,500. Though no US retailer has been announced, the handbag line will be available in the U.S. and non-European markets only, with the shoes going global. {WWD, subscription required.}