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RackedWire: Markus Lupfer Cashmere for Topshop; Barneys Windows Taken Down; Win $3000 in DVF

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SOHO—German knitwear designer Markus Lupfer returns to Topshop this fall with his eighth collection. The big, drapey, sequined cashmere sweaters are a little grandma-tastic, but then, nobody goes to Topshop for things that aren't sparkly, right? They'll go for about $140, and they'll hit stores on August 25th. [RackedWire]

UPPER EAST SIDE—Well, so much for that: Barneys took down their gory windows. Reports the Cut: "Barneys creative director Simon Doonan said the displays were installed while he was out of town, and he had them removed yesterday after reporters called to ask him about them. Doonan is all for creativity — and Barneys windows are consistently some of the best on Madison — but said 'this clearly crossed the line.' Apparently some shoppers were confused and some were appalled." [The Cut]

FACEBOOK—While we're talking about contests: Diane von Furstenberg is giving away $3000 worth of clothing and accessories from her fall '09 collection. To enter, visit the DVF Facebook page. [RackedWire]


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