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The top two executives over at Manolo Blahnik, George Malkemus and Tony Yurgaitis, have been expanding their fortunes with something quite different: milk. Their 325-acre farm, Arethusa, in Litchfield County, Connecticut, currently sells milk at $4.49 a gallon (double the normal rate) at retailers like Whole Foods, and aims to maintain an air of exclusivity akin to Manolos. "'Are we going to do some kind of berry granola crunch yogurt? No!' says Mr. Malkemus, who prefers to stick with the classics in both of his businesses. 'We don't do platforms,' he adds, dismissing the top shoe trend of the past three years." [WSJ]

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