H&M and Mango Expand; Bloomingdale’s to See Young Designers

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We wouldn't mind looking like this post-baby. Photo: Patrick McMullan

• Guess who's not doing badly in this economy: H&M and Mango. H&M plans to open 225 stores this year, while Mango plans to open 150. [WWD]

• Bloomingdale's is hosting its first open-sees, starting next month, for designers to come show their stuff to buyers. Bendel has been doing these since the sixties, discovering designers like Todd Oldham and Anna Sui in the process. Who needs Project Runway? [WWD]

• Berlin Fashion Week is "firmly ... on the fashion radar" this season. [British Vogue]

• As part of Yves Saint Laurent's manifesto campaign this season, heart-shaped USB keys will be handed out on the streets in cotton tote bags, along with YSL catalogs. Designer Stefano Pilati is our Valentine! [WWD]

• The Daily News doesn't believe that Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio did only "yoga once a week or so" to get her body back after having a baby a few months ago. [NYDN]