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Alexis Bittar's Early Days in NYC; No H&M for Manolo Blahnik

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· Nike has extended its deal from 2010 with Jeremy Lin [NYP]

National
· Manolo Blahnik not interested in an H&M collab [Vogue UK]
· Retailers not happy about Obama's tax plan [WWD]
· Nicki Minaj wears blue paint in March issue of Vogue [HuffPo]

International
· Rihanna spent five hours in Oxford Circus Topshop [Telegraph UK]