Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wake up in Kate Moss Territory

Kate Moss. Copyright LondonNet. All Rights Reserved.Please don't email us if this extensively piques your interest because it's kind of creepy, but Kate Moss' old bed is for sale, and it's already generating plenty of interest.

Granted, the supermodel hasn't slept on the recently price-tagged furniture for four years. A pre-Christmas auction tomorrow will take bids on the pine double that was in the master bedroom of a Cotswold cottage she rented from 2001 to 2004.

But a spokesman for auctioneer
Moore Allen & Innocent admitted the not-so-innocent motivations that many potential buyers have in mind. He told the Press Association: "Any hot-blooded male whose seasonal fantasy involves no more than waking up in Kate Moss' bed on Christmas morn - or any morn, for that matter - can now have that fantasy fulfilled from as little as £200."

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Topshop Comes Out on Top

Kate Moss. Photo Credit: TwentyTrees. C.C. License.Kate Moss should be proud of the shop that sells her clothes. Topshop recorded a record year for sales and profits, despite a significant drop for its parent company, the Arcadia Group.

Two of Sir Philip Green's other high-street staples - Topman and Miss Selfridge - also did exceptionally well for the past 12 months, but Arcadia posted a 6.1 percent profit decrease overall.

Dorothy Perkins, Burton and Wallis all ended low, which the company attributed to consumers' financial fears and an odd year for weather.

When questioned about the stats, Sir Phil didn't seem worried. He told Drapers that the company will boost its UK trading space by 210,000 square feet next year. International stores should also jump in number from 447 to 505.

Does this mean more Kate? We hope so.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kate Moss for China

Topshop. Photo Credit: ClaudineLonget. C.C. License.Sir Philip Green has been busy lately. He's somehow found time between partying in Ibiza with Kate Moss (who's learning 'rumpology' from Sylvester Stallone) and thinking over a possible business deal with Leona Lewis to scope out plans for Topshop in China.

Greenie is reportedly set to rent a space for his high-street chain in the Shanghai Superbrand mall and then expand to other locations in Hong Kong and Beijing. Too bad he couldn't get it sorted in time for the Olympics tomorrow.

All this could be good for Kate's designer pocketbook. She earned £3 million initially for the Topshop collection based on items from her wardrobe, and it's estimated that sales in China could boost her share in the company to £25 million. That country's population is 22 times greater than the UK's, which means even more fashion-lovers running around grabbing ditsy-print dresses and various wardrobe goodies covered in fringe.

Assumably, the Chinese shops could stay even busier than the flagship at Oxford Circus on a Saturday afternoon. Maybe Kate Moss could use the private jet she's saving for to fly in dedicated shoppers on Tuesday mornings?

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