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Fashion News: How soon can I get my Albert Pujols Angels jersey?

December 9, 2011 |  8:27 am

242x168_Pujols_Angels2Yes, the article of clothing I most covet right this minute is a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim jersey with Albert Pujols' name on it. In fact, the quick-thinking folks at Major League Baseball's Angels' online team store posted a photo of a Pujols' No. 5 jersey next to the Angels' logo on Thursday when the slugger's acquisition by my favorite team was announced. But when I clicked on the icon, I was taken to a plain jersey I could customize with the name and number of my choice for $99.99. And if that name and number just happen to be Pujols'.... Not a bad idea for a holiday gift for Angels diehards.  Meanwhile, the bricks and mortar store at Honda Center whipped up a limited number of the replica jerseys and sold them to some lucky fans Thursday, as my colleague Diane Pucin reported. Others were told to come back Saturday.

Bear Grylls
Dockers announced a somewhat unlikely celebrity spokesman for its rather tame brand: "Man vs. Wild" star Bear Grylls. Grylls is usually seen on the Discovery channel show in situations such as the one above. The Dockers ads were shot in the wilds of NYC's Central Park. In any event, Grylls reportedly likes the ease and comfort of the brand's khakis. [WWD]

Meanwhile Audrina Partridge announced that she is ending her two-year run as celebrity spokesmodel for the Bongo clothing label. She plans to start her own fashion line next year. [People]

The Pantone Color Institute announced that 2012's reigning color will be "tangerine tango," a deep, vibrant orange which is replacing this year's honeysuckle as the hue you'll see spicing up fashion and home decor.  As our Adam Tschorn wrote, it was also announced that Pantone will collaborate with Sephora on a first-time Color of the Year makeup collection. [Los Angeles Times]

Vogue launched its much-anticipated online archives on Thursday, containing every page published since the magazine's inception in 1892. But access doesn't come cheap: Initial subscriptions cost $1,575  per year. [The Cut]

Vogue's Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles are scheduled to appear on CBS' "Sunday Morning" to talk about the archives and other topics in the Vogue-world. [The Cut]

In another corner of the digital world, Valentino and partner Giancarlo Giammetti threw a party Wednesday night to celebrate the launch of the  Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, an app containing the designer's archives in a gallery-like space. Celebrity fans who attended the party in Manhattan included Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Olivia Palermo, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman and Courtney Love. [WWD] 

Britain's version of the Internal Revenue Service wrote to 100 fashion companies warning them not to pay interns less than minimum wage. [Telegraph]

Blow Angels, a competitor to Dry Bar, has opened a salon on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, offering shampoos and blowouts with Bumble and Bumble products, reportedly at a lower price than the aforementioned Dry Bar. [PopSugar LA]


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Photos, From top: The image of an Angels Pujols jersey from the team store site. (Credit: Angels / Major League Baseball); Bear Grylls in action. He will be the new spokesman for Dockers. (Chloe Pearne / Discovery Channel).