At Last, Barneys Gets Money; Stefano Pilati Collaborates With Puma

By
Alexandra Shulman.

• Istithmar is pumping a reported $25 million into Barneys, which is only a fraction of the chain's losses. Good luck with that one! [WWD]

• Puma collaborated with Yves Saint Laurent designer Stefano Pilati on a sneaker, which will be sold exclusively online in the U.S. [WWD]

• British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman: "It amuses me when people tell me I don't look like the editor of Vogue. I think 'It's been 17 years now - this is what the editor of Vogue looks like!'" [British Vogue]

• Non-athletic apparel companies including Tommy Bahama are sponsoring the Yankees, which is unusual. They may have been attracted by the fancy new stadium, which will include sushi in its concessions. [WWD]

• Blind item: "Which singer/talk show hostess should be more careful where she shops? She was taken recently to a downtown storage facility where she bought $10,000 worth of luxury designer goods of dubious provenance — not fake, but fallen off the truck." [NYP]