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♦ Do Sam Ronson and Lindsay Lohan ever actually stay in one city for more than five minutes? Today they're in Tokyo for Charlotte Ronson's runway show, and to the delight of the audience, LiLo made an appearance. [The Cut]
♦ Don't knock the Real Housewives of Atlanta, pleads Simon Doonan: "Despite the jarringly superficial materialism exhibited throughout this show, Nene and Co. are performing a profound and vital function: It's called consumer confidence." [NYO]
♦ One benefit of the recession? Plentiful sample sales, like Betsey Johnson and Castle Starr. [Missbehave, Fashionista]

♦ Fashion retailers are predictably struggling, but certain clothes are doing well, including "classic items with a twist" and "versatile pieces that transition from office to evening." [WWD]
Cathy Horyn had a very meaningful encounter with a Balenciaga dress at Barneys, although she left it for another lucky shopper to actually buy. [On the Runway]
♦ Like everyone else in magazine-land, the staff of British Marie Claire get a lot of help from Photoshop. [Photoshop Disasters via Jezebel]