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Must Read: Marc Jacobs Talks Reinvention, Madewell Recalls More Than 50,000 Pairs of Sandals

And Uniqlo is trying out a four-day workweek with its Japan locations.
Marc Jacobs at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Marc Jacobs at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Friday.

Now, more than ever, Marc Jacobs is at a crossroads
In an extensive new profile in T Magazine's latest issue titled "Who Is Marc Jacobs?", the legendary New York-based designer attempts to answer just that — while touching on a number of enlightening topics along the way. Jacobs, for starters, discussed that nude Instagram snafu, the shuttering of Marc by Marc Jacobs and the ever-present rumors that his company will soon be going public. That's plenty of fodder for a great weekend read, don't you think? {T Magazine}

Madewell recalls more than 50,000 pairs of sandals
Madewell shoppers, take note: On Thursday, the denim-heavy retailer recalled more than 50,000 pairs of sandals imported from Brazil and sold to customers over the past six months. The "Sightseer" sandal, which retailed from $60 to $80, has been found to be a tripping hazard due to a "metal shank" that can dislodge from the outsole. It's a good thing summer is on its way out. {WWD}

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Uniqlo to try out four-day workweek in Japan
Starting in October, about 10,000 full-time employees at Uniqlo's Japan locations will be able to opt in to a four-day workweek. This perk isn't without its disadvantages, however: Workers must put in a minimum of 10 hours each day for the rest of the week and will have to work Saturdays and Sundays. {Bloomberg}

Why, yes, Brazilian Blowouts are still dangerous
Four years after the Environmental Working Group released a viral report on the dangers of hair-straightening treatments, Brazilian Blowouts and keratin-smoothing formulas are still dangerous to use. In a new article, the EWG claims that the regimens still contain as much as 7 percent formaldehyde — which, you might recall, is a toxic chemical that's often used to embalm corpses. It's also a known human carcinogen. Good stuff. {EWG}