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Based on this weather, apparently we’re in the dog days of August. Dress accordingly, in shorts – go ahead, everyone else is! [New York Times]

Yet another reason to go to St. Tropez (as if you needed one) – Both Lanvin and Chanel have opened temporary pop-up stores while Louis Vuitton reopened a doubled-in-size boutique. [WWD]

In the ninth annual Global Retail Development Index of markets done by consulting firm A.T. Kearney, China was named as the top “market with the greatest potential for retail development,” swapping places with this year’s #3 India. Surprised? [WWD]

Louis Vuitton closes the generation gap – by featuring three generations of supermodels (Natalia Vodianova, Karen Elson and Christy Turlington) in its Fall/Winter 2010-11 ad campaign! Also, they all look absolutely stunning. Go figure. [Nitrolicious]

Repeat offender – in the image for a Ralph Lauren polo, Nordstrom appears to have decreased the size of Tao Okamoto’s waist…unless she is actually that thin. Ralph Lauren, again? [Huffington Post]

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