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Must Read: Saint Laurent's $10,000 Boots Already Have A Waitlist, Nicki Minaj Signed With Wilhelmina

Plus, the British Fashion Council launched a high-end manufacturers database.
How much would you spend on these bad boys? Photo: Imaxtree

How much would you spend on these bad boys? Photo: Imaxtree

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

The $10,000 sparkly slouchy boots from Saint Laurent have a waitlist
There were plenty of glitter boots that made appearances on Fall 2017 runways, but one of the most memorable iterations had to be the slouchy silver rhinestone-encrusted ones from Saint Laurent that were spotted on Rihanna just days after the show. Now the boots — which will retail for $10,000 — have a waitlist at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. "It's the boot of the season," said Saks senior VP Roopal Patel in an interview with WWD. {WWD}

Wilhelmina signed Nicki Minaj to its celebrity division
The agency that has represented models like Iman and Cindy Bruna just added the Queen of Rap to its roster. With the most Billboard Hot 100 hits of any female in history, Minaj is a huge get for the agency. "I love the synergy between my music and how it inspires my fashion," Minaj said in a release. "My message is always about celebrating your own style. I'm thrilled and honored to have signed with Wilhelmina. They get me." {Fashionista inbox}

The British Fashion Council launched a manufacturers database
As part of its Positive Fashion initiative, the BFC launched a database detailing high-end manufacturers located in the UK. The goal is to make it easier for designers to build a local supply chain and maintain close relationships with their manufacturers. The database is free to use and can be found online. {Fashionista inbox}

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CVS is getting serious about K-beauty
The pharmacy chain plans to outfit 2,100 of its stores with a K-beauty assortment curated by Peach & Lily founder Alicia Yoon. These "K-beauty HQ" mini in-store boutiques will feature over 100 cult favorites as well as up-and-coming brands and products. "The market is absolutely ready for the trend to go even further mainstream," said one consumer consultant. {WWD}

U.S. consumer confidence is the highest it's been in 17 years
American consumers have more confidence in the economy now than they have since December of 2000, according to data from Wall Street analysts. "We think that real consumption will firm moving forward," said an economist from J.P. Morgan, who believes that the recent spending data was down for temporary reasons like mild weather and delays in tax refunds. {Reuters}

Happy 10th anniversary, Cos!
Cos (like us) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and to that end has debuted a special 10-piece capsule collection with garments for women, men and children. With a clean, neutral white and sand color palette, the collection fits within the brand's wide assortment of modern wardrobe staples. What differs is the pattern-cutting process used; the design team used a technique that maximized the use of materials for less waste. {Fashionista inbox}

Eckhaus Latta's latest campaign is the epitome of NSFW
Fashion label Eckhaus Latta is known for provocative, enigmatic runway collections, and well, its Spring 2017 campaign turned out to be pretty much as provocative and enigmatic as it gets. Designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta enlisted photographer Heji Shin to shoot couples (straight, gay and lesbian) having real, semi-naked sex in a celebration of bodies, lust and some pretty objectively cool clothes. {Out}

Bye People StyleWatch, hello PeopleStyle...
The celebrity-focused magazine just announced that it would be rebranding People's fashion glossy as PeopleStyle, in addition to reducing its print schedule to eight issues a year. (PeopleStyle will also replace the celebrity-focused magazine's style vertical online.) The updated glossy will be spearheaded by StyleWatch's editor in chief Bethany Heitman and People's beauty and style director Andrea Lavinthal, both of whom will report to People EIC Jess Cagle, who is also editorial director of the style and entertainment arm of parent company Time Inc. {WWD}

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