Mayor Bloomberg to Kick Off Fashion NYC 2020 Tonight; Botkier Opens First Store in Nolita

"Let's brainstorm."

• Tonight, Mayor Bloomberg will kick off Fashion NYC 2020, a brainstorming session with a group of 75 fashion figures, including Diane Von Furstenberg and Anna Wintour, to discuss how to keep New York as America's garment capital. [HuffPo]

• After a series of pop-up stores, Botkier opens its first store today in Nolita. [WWD]

Yves Saint Laurent's former house near Tangier, Morocco, is up for sale for $17.3 million. [WWD]

• Foot Locker is planning to close 117 stores in the coming weeks. [StyleList]

Cynthia Rowley is going to launch Slim by Cynthia Rowley, a new line of shapewear and bodywear that will include bras, slip dresses, and high-waisted bikini underwear. [WWD]

• Whitney Port and Brody Jenner are reportedly more than "just friends." Jenner is also going to be on a few episodes of The City this season. How scandalous. [NYDN]

• Iconix is suing Merrill Lynch with claims that the financial adviser committed fraud. Iconix is seeking $13 million, legal costs, and other damages. [WWD]

• Lars Nilsson on designing menswear for Mabro: “I definitely put myself in this collection. It is different from designing for women, using tailored fabrics. And for the first time I am using the inspiration of lots of different things I have collected — old menswear.” [NYT]

• Model Sophie Dahl married Jamie Cullum over the weekend. [In Style UK]

Ralph Lauren is the official parade outfitter of the 2010 Olympics. [NYDN]

• Levi's and Opening Ceremony are collaborating on a line for men and women that is set to debut next month, the first of an ongoing, multi-season collaboration. [Freshness]