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Yahoo to acquire social shopping site Polyvore

It looks like Yahoo has done a little Friday afternoon shopping -- by snapping up social shopping site Polyvore.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo Inc. and Mountain View, Calif.-based Polyvoire Inc. issued a press release at 2 p.m. Pacific announcing that the two companies had "reached a definitive agreement" for the former to acquire the latter.

According to the announcement (posted by Yahoo here), the...

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Dress like Draper: 'Mad Men' costume, prop, set decoration auction starts Friday

If you’ve always wondered what it’s like to walk in Don Draper’s shoes — or Betty’s or Ken Cosgrove’s — thanks to an upcoming auction of “Mad Men” props, set pieces and costumes, you may have the opportunity to find out.

Organized through online auction house ScreenBid in coordination with Lionsgate Entertainment (which is providing certificates of authenticity for each item), the “Mad Men” auction...

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Miranda Kerr toasts fellow Aussies' new boutique on Melrose Place

The Aussie fashion footprint in L.A. just got a whole lot bigger with the opening of the new 3,000-square-foot Zimmermann flagship on tony Melrose Place.

Australian model Miranda Kerr, model/actress Chanel Iman, and actresses January Jones and Minka Kelly were among those who turned out for cocktails Wednesday night to fete the brand and its fun-loving cofounders, sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann.

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Artist creates Cecil the lion tote bag to benefit wildlife research

Moved by the death of Cecil the lion at the hands of a trophy hunter, an Austin, Texas, artist has designed an eco-friendly tote bag bearing the Zimbabwean lion’s likeness and will be donating a portion of proceeds from the bag's sales to benefit wildlife conservation.

“I sketched the design after hearing about Cecil's death on Monday,” Stephanie Conrad said via email late Wednesday. “As a vegetarian...

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Cindy Crawford developing TV drama about models

Supermodel Cindy Crawford is developing a TV drama series based on the 1980s feud between Ford Modeling Agency and Elite Modeling Management, Variety reports. Actors Anne Heche and James Tupper and writer Robin Bissell are also involved in the project.

Cosmopolitan magazine's racy covers are going behind a shield at Rite-Aid -- and maybe some other retailers -- just like pornography, WWD reported ...

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Auction bids a bust for Band of Outsiders; brand to remain in hands of creditor

The intellectual property and inventory of the L.A.-based Band of Outsiders brand that went under the gavel at public auction Wednesday morning in New York City will remain in the hands of the Belgian fashion fund that organized the sale.

Although the law firm handling the sale did not return several calls seeking the results of the auction, a report by fashion industry trade weekly WWD said multiple...

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