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Fashion News: Stores accused of labeling real fur as fake

November 28, 2011 |  9:00 am

The Humane Society of the U.S. has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission accusing 11 retailers of mislabeling fur as "faux" when it is in fact real fur. The retailers include Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Revolve Clothing, Gilt and Yoox. [Wall Street Journal] 

Mary-Ellen Field
Model Elle MacPherson fired her business advisor after information about her started leaking to the press in 2005. Or so she thought then. It turns out that MacPherson wasn't a victim of a staff leak, but of the News of the World's phone hacking scandal. Now the fired advisor, Mary-Ellen Field, shown at left, is suing the newspaper's parent company for, in essence, ruining her life. [The Cut]

Kmart in Australia raised eyebrows with a line of girls' underwear that bore slogans such as "Call Me" and "I heart Rich Boys."  Too sexualized for the age group for which the garments were made, critics said. After an outcry, the retailer pulled the items from shelves. [Sydney Morning Herald]

Designers  Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are heading back to court on charges of tax evasion. Italy's highest court overturned a lower court ruling of a Milan judge who had cleared them of charges last spring. [WWD]

Online designer-vintage consignment retailer If Pockets Talked has set up a month-long pop-up inside Milk Boutique in Los Angeles. [PopSugar LA]

--Susan Denley

Photo: Mary-Ellen Field, former advisor to Elle MacPherson, says she lost her job due to Britain's News of the World phone hacking scandal. Credit: Associated Press /Joel Ryan/ Associated Press)

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