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  • What exactly are the people over at Style.com smoking? The new online accessories report looks totally trippy, and some of Candy Pratts Price's selections (like the Christian Lacroix & Givenchy boots and Manolo Blahnik heels) can only be explained by years of acid use [Style.com]
  • Retail experts say that Austin, Texas "is maturing" well on its way to becoming yet another boring outpost for the rich and materialistic: Retailers like Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Juicy Couture and Lilly Pulitzer are descending upon the Lone Star city. [WWD]
  • Jay-Z's sale of Rocawear to Iconix for $204 million is finalized. [WWD]
  • Cindy Crawford goes back to modeling clothes. The Malibu-resident will be the face of New York & Company this summer. [WWD]
  • A mactress named Alice Taglioni is Karl Lagerfeld's new darling. [PageSix]