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♦ Barneys unveiled its '60s-themed holiday windows this morning, which Simon Doonan was quick to point out only borrow from "the cheery, upbeat aspects of the '60s! No overdoses, assassinations." [NYO]
♦ Downtown is being totally discriminated against by H&M: Only four stores are getting the Comme des Garçons line tomorrow: 51st and Fifth, 59th and Lex, 34th and Broadway, and 34th and Seventh. [Racked]

Tim Gunn, who just hosted the Fashion Forward benefit for the Gay Men's Health Crisis, clears up one of contemporary culture's biggest mysteries: What is the genesis of "Make it work"? He says it's part of his insistence that students not give up when faced with design challenges: "No, you're not cutting a new pattern. No, you're not going back to Mood to shop for more fabric. You're going to take the existing situation and make it work." [Paper]
♦ Gap's family-themed holiday ads are starting to appear: Look out for Missy and Frankie Rayder, Angela Lindvall and her two sons, Sasha Knezevic and Anja Rubik (with the suggestively Sapphic tagline: "Unwrap your girlfriend"), Lily Donaldson and her brother Jesse, Milla Jovovich and her daughter Ever, Erin Wasson, and Nina and Chiara Clemente. [Fashionologie]
♦ Bottega Veneta, once of the few luxury brands not suffering from the economy, is advertising its cruise line for the first time in the December and January glossies. Hey, some people still have to worry about what to wear in the Bahamas. [WSJ]
♦ Fashion brands high end and low are getting with the program and publicizing themselves on social networking sites. [WWD]
♦ Roland Mouret, the designer best known for his ubiquitous Moon dress, is launching a men's line. [Fashionista]