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People are finally catching on to the unstoppable demand for items branded with Karl Lagerfeld's iconic image. First, Urban Outfitters made Karl t-shirts; now, Steiff has produced the $1,500 Lagerfeld teddy bear. When asked for comment, the Chanel designer said "Bears are very nice, as long as you are nice to them," which really raises more questions than it answers. Most importantly: How much time has Karl Lagerfeld spent around bears? [WWD; Previously]