Clippings: J.Crew’s Creative Director Shops Alone Edition

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- Lucky Magazine scored an interview with J.Crew's wildly cool creative director, Jenna Lyons, who revealed some of her shopping secrets (spoiler alert, she's a huge nighttime online shopper, prefers shopping alone, and enjoys browsing the boys' department). [Luckymag.com]

- Ever wonder what Steve Madden was reading when he went to prison for securities fraud and money laundering? Star magazine, apparently. (We think he might have been making a joke at the magazine's expense). [Page Six]

- A recent Christian Lacroix auction fetched around $226,000 -- over $13,000 of which was bid on a gorgeous taffeta dress. Come May 26, Sotheby's will be auctioning even more of the designer's pieces -- this time furniture and objets -- for those that can afford them. [WWD]

- Gap is planning to test a brick-and-mortar version of its online brand, Athleta, in the San Francisco Bay Area. [North Bay Business Journal]

- Um, they're selling Obama jeans in Rwanda. Words fail. [Racked National]

- Hermes and yacht maker Wally have scrapped plans to create "an extra-wide, environmentally sustainable yacht." Wait, people aren't buying really expensive yachts right now? [WWD]

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