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WEST VILLAGE—Marc Jacobs isn't the only Bleecker Street retailer who has decorated his store for Halloween. The Fashion Informer has pics of Ralph Lauren, Olive & Bette's and Cynthia Rowley's holiday window displays. The scariest Bleecker Street sight of all, though, has to be the "never-ending line of idiot tourists queuing up for a sickly sweet Magnolia cupcake." [TFI]

NATIONAL—Vera Wang may have overestimated the amount of plus-sized ladies who shop at Kohl's. WWD reports that Wang's Simply Vera spring collection for the retailer will feature "costume jewelry, sunglasses—and smaller sizes. Spokeswomen for the designer said the line had sold universally well in different geographies, and that the biggest surprise had been the size demand had skewed smaller than expected." [WWD, subscription req]

DUMBO—Something called Brooklyn Fashion Weekend is taking place this Saturday and Sunday. As we understand it, the event serves to showcase local designers. [Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} via]

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