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Along with private shopping parties for the uber-rich, the sour economy is driving spenders to ask for stealth shopping bags. "Last week, Kathleen Fuld, wife of Lehman Brothers C.E.O. Dick Fuld, stopped by the Hermès boutique on Manhattan's Madison Avenue to buy some holiday gifts. As she paid for her purchases, she vetoed the store's signature orange bag and asked for a plain white one instead." [Daily Beast]