Ben Sherman Cuts Womenswear; Jessica Simpson’s Swim Line Debuts

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Simpson's new bathing suits. Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Simpson

• Ben Sherman is closing its womenswear division to focus on menswear. Hopefully this will keep sales from declining. [WWD]

• Stores are expected to extend hours and increase promotions this week since the snowstorm ruined Super Saturday (the last Saturday before Christmas) for many retailers. [WWD]

• Jessica Simpson's new swim line hits Macy's on December 30. She says it's inspired by her vacations and she designed it, ahem, with her mom. [StyleList]

• Antonio Berardi, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson, and Pringle of Scotland will show at London Fashion Week again in February. They had returned to the city in September after seasons showing elsewhere. [British Vogue]

Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman previews some pieces you might see on the show when it returns to the air March 8. They're fabulous, as usual. [NYP]