• Is Valentino over? About to celebrate his 75th birthday, there are rumors the designer may be stepping down and selling to a private owner. [Vogue UK]
  • Clothing has become the top category (travel excluded) in online sales for the first time in the history of e-commerce. After all: Why look at your ass in bad lighting when you can sit in your pajamas, and buy your Louboutins and lingerie without ever leaving your house? [NYTimes]
  • Barney's creative director Simon Doonan loves English model (and current Vogue UK cover girl) Agyness Deyn, compares her to AbFab's resident laughing-stock character, Bubble. [Barney's Babble]
  • Stella McCartney goes Asian: In the coming year, she'll introduce 10 freestanding stores bearing her name and goods on the continent, with 5 of them in China alone. [WWD]
  • The next victim of fashion's shrinking size standards? Trend reports for fall reflect that the ginormous bag is out, and normal-proportion and dare we say [gasp!] small bags are in. [WWD]
  • Also come fall: Though shalt wear socks (and leggings and tights). [WWD]