Must Read: Barbara Palvin Pole Dances in Polka Dots on Day 12 of 'Love' Advent, Patagonia Sees Major Increase in Sales After Suing the White House

Plus, Kith teased an upcoming "SpongeBob Squarepants" collection.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Barbara Palvin pole dances in polka dots on Day 12 of 'Love' Advent
On Day 12 of Love's Advent Calendar, Barbara Palvin shows off her pole dancing and hair whipping skills, which you can watch above. Dressed in skintight boy shorts and a cropped polka dot shirt left unbuttoned to expose her bra, the Hungarian model keeps her sultry moves around the metal pillar rather basic – no upside down splits, twists and turns here. {@thelovemagazine/Instagram}

Patagonia sees major increase in sales after suing the White House 
Last week, Patagonia made national headlines for suing the Trump administration for reducing the size of two national monuments in Utah. Clearly, the outdoor brand was backed by widespread support because the next day, its web sales on non-Patagonia retailers were six times higher than on most average days. And throughout the week, sales remained particularly strong: According to GQ, overall sales were 7 percent stronger the week of the lawsuit than they were the previous week — which included Cyber Monday. {GQ}

Kith teased an upcoming "SpongeBob Squarepants" collection
On Dec. 15, Kith will join SpongeBob Squarepants in a pineapple under the sea — or more fittingly, SpongeBob will join Kith in its Manhattan megastore. The New York-based streetwear brand took to Twitter on Monday to tease its upcoming "SpongeBob Squarepants"-themed collection, and while the infamous absorbent, yellow sponge was nowhere to be found, the clip did show Kith's logo stylized in "SpongeBob Squarepants"'s signature Krabby Patty font. {@KithSet/Twitter}

French mall giant acquires Westfield Corporation for $24.7 billion
A French commercial real estate developer Unibail-Rodamco has shelled out $24.7 billion to buy Westfield Corporation, an Australian-based shopping center company with retail destinations all over the U.S. and U.K. In a statement received by The Guardian, Christophe Cuvillier, chief executive of Unibail, said the acquisition "adds a number of new attractive retail markets in London and the wealthiest catchment areas in the United States." {The Guardian}

Luxury rental service Armarium partners with indie boutiques to coordinate in-store rentals
Amarium, a relatively new luxury rental service, is partnering with various indie boutiques to coordinate in-store rentals and facilitate unique styling opportunities with retail associates. Now, shoppers can walk into a physical store and sales associates will be able to style them based on knowledge of their preferences, also matching rentals with suggested inventory available to buy from the retailer to finish the look. This service will also be accessible online via e-tailers like Net-a-Porter.{Business of Fashion}

Dr. Martens unveils ambitious growth plans 
Dr. Martens boots haven't always shone as bright as their distinctive yellow stitching; in fact, the footwear company — beloved by rebels and punk goddesses alike — hit a very rough patch in the mid-'90s, from which it has only recently recovered thanks to private equity firm Permira, which snapped up and saved the business in 2014. The now-thriving British shoe label has just announced its current growth plans, which include: opening up to 20 stores per year, expanding and diversifying the product range to appeal to new and younger audiences and giving its OG 1460 boots a fresh, streetwear-inspired update. {Business of Fashion}

Inside Southeast Asia's booming internet economy 
According to a joint research report by Google and Temasek Holdings, Southeast Asia's internet economy reached $50 billion this year and is expected to quadruple by 2025. The growth is largely due to a spike in smartphone users, which has caused activity on travel, media, ride-hailing and e-commerce sectors to vastly increase. The report also stated that e-commerce sales of new goods will reach $10.9 billion in gross merchandise value in 2017, almost twice as much as in 2015. {Business of Fashion}

Richie Rich returns to the club 
Former Heatherette designer Richie Rich is revisiting his glory club days with the "Richie Rich Holidaze Spectacular & Fashion Show" at New York City's Freq nightclub, scheduled for Friday night. While the evening already promises to be a flashy, flamboyant affair with Rich designs, the party will also serve as a send-off to writer Victor Corona, who is fleeing to the sunshine state to work on the film adaptation of "Elle of Earth" — the now-famous Observer article that attacked former Elle news director Anne Slowey. {Page Six}

ThredUp launches new Goody Box service
On Tuesday morning, online resale site ThredUp launched a new "try-before-you-buy" Goody Box service aimed at simplifying thrifting. The service requires its users to take a short quiz about their style preferences, which is then processed through an algorithm that scans over 35,000 brands and two million items to match customers with new arrivals. The shoppers then select 10-20 items — which can include everything from Gap to Gucci — to include in the $20 box, whereby they have seven days to decide what goods to keep or return. {Fashionista inbox} 

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