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Must Read: Alibaba and Richemont Are Bringing Net-a-Porter to China, People Are Bidding $25,000 for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Tickets

Plus, Topshop's owner has been identified as the businessman at the center of Britain's #MeToo scandal.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Alibaba and Richemont announce global partnership to bring Net-a-Porter to China
On Friday, Richemont unveiled a new global partnership with Alibaba to bring the Yoox Net-a-Porter Group to China. YNAP and Alibaba will now establish a new joint venture to launch two mobile apps for the Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter retail brands for consumers in China. The joint venture will also allow YNAP to benefit from Alibaba's technology infrastructure, marketing and logistics. {Fashionista inbox} 

People are bidding $25,000 to go to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Earlier this month, Victoria's Secret Angel Sarah Sampaio auctioned two VIP tickets to the underwear giant's upcoming lingerie spectacle to raise awareness and money for The TLC Foundation for body-focused repetitive behaviors. Following the success of Sampaio's auction, Charitybuzz has decided to auction off another pair of VIP tickets to the show; all proceeds will go to LIFEbeat, an organization that works closely with the entertainment industry to promote sexual health and safety. The auction is open until Oct. 29, and as of right now, the bid stands at $25,000. {Hypebae}  

Topshop owner identified as businessman at the center of Britain's #MeToo scandal
Sir Phillip Green, a British retail billionaire and Topshop's owner, used an injunction to stop the media from publishing allegations of sexism and harassment against him. After two days of speculation over the name of the man behind the injunction, a member of Parliament used parliamentary privilege to identify Green; Green is now the focus of Britain's #MeToo scandal. {The Telegraph

Retailers anticipate a strong holiday shopping season 
Retailers are gearing up for another happy holiday season: The National Retail Federation forecasts this year's holiday sales growth to be between 4.3 and 4.8 percent, while Bain has a similar range of 4.8 percent to 5.2 percent. Plus, the strong labor market in the U.S. will likely boost spending. In order to prepare for a potentially lucrative holiday season, retailers are thinking up new ways to attract consumers who demand both low prices and convenience. {Business of Fashion

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Columbia Sportswear reports strongest earnings to date 
Columbia Sportswear beat third-quarter earning expectations with its strongest quarter in history. The company, which has always championed the currently trending fleece jacket, attributes its recent success to its apparel, fishing gear and footwear lines, as well as strong sales internationally, including in Europe, South Korea and China. Looking ahead, the outdoor-focused company told WWD it will continue to invest in its digital channels and direct-to-consumer operations. {WWD

Jonah Hill's head stars in a promo video for  Palace's new store in Tokyo
How do you generate excitement over a new Palace store in Tokyo? You call up Jonah Hill and ask if his dismembered head will star in a one-minute-long video, which is precisely what the London skate brand did — watch it below. The store opens on Nov. 3. {Dazed

Windsor Castle opened an exhibit on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding
If you weren't able to attend the royal wedding back in May, here's your chance to pretend like you did: Windsor Castle just opened an exhibition that has the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle's Givenchy wedding dress on display, along with her veil, her tiara, a replica of Prince Harry's Cavalry uniform and some of the outfits worn by the royal children. The exhibition, "A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex," is open for visitors until Jan. 6. {Hypebae

Calvin Klein will display Andy Warhol's work to the public at its NYC headquarters 
Calvin Klein is reinforcing its commitment to the arts by sponsoring Dia Art Foundation's exhibition of Andy Warhol's "Shadows" (1978-79). The brand will display Warhol's work at its New York City headquarters from Oct. 26 through Dec. 15. The exhibition, which is both free and open to the public, will be accompanied by special programming organized by Dia. {Fashionista inbox} 

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