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♦ Claudia Schiffer is the new face of Yves Saint Laurent, succeeding Naomi Campbell. [Vogue]
Beyoncé has tapped Thierry Mugler as "creative adviser" for her upcoming world tour. [WWD]
♦ Another giant American Apparel store opens in Soho this weekend. [Racked]
♦ Forever 21 is opening a 90,000-square-foot store in Times Sq. in 2010, God help us all. [WWD]
♦ A map of all the holiday pop-up shops popping up around town. [Racked]
♦ Your sister-in-law doesn't want another cashmere sweater for Christmas. She'll just take the cash, thanks. [WSJ]