Burberry Could Cut 500 Jobs; New Men’s Collections Get Glitzy

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Gucci, fall 2009. Photo: Imaxtree

Burberry's sales rose 30 percent in the third quarter, but the company could still cut 500 jobs. [WWD]

• Guy Trebay on Christopher Bailey's new men's collection for Burberry: "Now it’s clear that Burberry is ready to reclaim its brand-genetic heritage, and thus there was an abundance of [signature plaid] scarves for licensed merchants to hawk until the money starts flowing and Mr. Bailey can indulge his less commercial instincts again." [NYT]

Alessandro Dell'Acqua showed sequins while Gucci showed glitter shirts and metallic trousers in their men's shows. Shine on, men. [British Vogue]

Vogue's January issue, with Jennifer Aniston on the cover, sold 465,000 copies, outselling the December issue by about 65,000 copies. So that cover quote about Angelina Jolie being "uncool" worked out well. [WWD]

• Rumor: Kate Moss will perform a duet with her boyfriend, Kills guitarist Jamie Hince. He gave her a £26,000 Steinway grand piano for her birthday on Friday, and she wants to learn how to play. [British Vogue]