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Must Read: Philipp Plein Addresses Dolce & Gabbana Legal Accusations, Irina Shayk Might Be Engaged

Plus, can Fred Segal reclaim its spot as Southern California's fashion destination?
Philipp Plein at the opening of his London boutique. Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images

Philipp Plein at the opening of his London boutique. Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines on Friday.

"They don't want competition."
German designer Philipp Plein took to Instagram earlier this week to respond to legal accusations from Dolce & Gabbana, which had accused his company of poaching retail employees from their boutiques. "These people, these brands, they don't want competition. They know how to protect themselves," the designer told BoF. "In this competitive moment, everybody is trying to survive." {Business of Fashion}

Is Irina Shayk engaged?
The model was spotted in Los Angeles rocking a sizable diamond and emerald ring on that finger, prompting Internet speculation that she and boyfriend Bradley Cooper are to be betrothed, following reports from earlier this month announcing that the couple is also expecting their first child together. {Vogue UK}

Fred Segal looks to make a comeback with new flagship location
The retailer has finalized plans for a new flagship location in the ritzy Sunset La Cienega center on the Sunset Strip, which is set to open next fall. The 40,000-square-foot space will devote 22,000 square feet to retail space, in addition to a gym, salon, wine shop, florist and a restaurant, plus both permanent and rotating shop-in-shops. {Business of Fashion}

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