Getting a shave and a haircut may not cost two bits anymore but old timey allure is still in style. Freeman's Sporting Club has opened a second barbershop location with 750 SF on Horatio Street called F.S.C. Barber. It won't be quite so bear and beard as its original location according to Sam Buffa. “With this, I wanted to do a little bit of a cleaner look of Twenties and Thirties Deco."
Ruffled purveyor of mall fashions Charlotte Russe is in trouble. Its board adopted a stockholder rights plan, also known as a poison pill, which companies often use to discourage hostile takeovers. We can't imagine anyone wanting to be hostile about a cheap going out top but Charlotte Russe said the plan is “designed to enable all stockholders…to realize the full value of their investment and to provide for fair and equal treatment for all stockholders in the event that an unsolicited attempt is made to acquire Charlotte Russe.” In other mall stores that are having a bad day news, Wilson's Leather is going out of business.
London Fashion Week has abandoned plans for its health test for models. Being a size zero will not be a crime.
Up and coming British label Sinha Stanic just got a little more "up." For the two seasons from spring/summer 2009, the label will be sponsored by Cotton Council International's (CCI) UK Fashion Support Agency.