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News Brief: 77-Year-Old Jane Fonda Covers 'W,' Designers and Retailers Opting for Faux Fur More Than Ever

And T.J. Maxx benefits from port disruptions on the West Coast earlier this year
Photo: W Magazine

Photo: W Magazine

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this afternoon.

Jane Fonda Sizzles on the Cover of W
Jane Fonda graces the cover of W’s June/July issue, shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Edward Enninful. The septuagenarian looks incredible, showing some skin in a Giambattista Valli gown and cape thrown over her shoulder. If this is what the 77 looks like, bring it on. {W}

Discount Retailers Profit from Port Disruptions
Discount designer retailers are benefitting from the port disruptions earlier this year. Stores like Ross Dress for Less, Burlington Coat Factory and T.J. Maxx snapped up cancelled orders, overstock and backlogs due to the month-long labor dispute. For that reason, TJX Cos Inc, the parent company of TJ Maxx, saw higher earnings for the first quarter. {Reuters}

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H&M Opens New Department Store-Sized Flagship
Fashionista got a tour of H&M’s new 63,000 square foot flagship in Herald Square before it opened to the public. Here's what we learned: the new store has four floors, 34 registers, two entrances and two elevators. This “full concept” location carries every collection offered by the mega-retailer, and it's truly a sight to see. {Fashionista}

More Designer, Retailers Opt for Faux Fur
File this under news that might please PETA: WWD is reporting that more and more designers are opting for faux fur options. Stella McCartney proudly uses no leather or fur in her collections and Dries van Noten prefers working with high-end faux furs. In turn, many retailers, including Selfridges and Net-a-Porter, have followed suit and do not carry real fur. {WWD}

Glamour Launches Beauty, Relationship Sites 
Glamour has launched two new digital verticals: a beauty site called Lipstick and a relationship site named Smitten. The magazine is streamlining its online content so that it will appeal to its readers' specific interests without funneling them to the main site. The Condé Nast glossy hopes to roll out more verticals that focus on fashion, careers and health in the near future. {Fashionista}