Blake Lively Bought 40 Pairs of Loubs at the Sample Sale; Erin O’Connor Possibly Robbed by Her Assistant

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• Blake Lively bought over 40 pairs of shoes at the Christian Louboutin sample sale, after trying on heels for four hours. [Fashionologie]

Erin O’Connor’s personal assistant, Michelle Knox-Brown, reportedly stole over £45,000 from the model over a three-year period. O'Connor is set to give evidence at Knox-Brown’s trial next March. [Vogue UK]

• Carine Roitfeld on her art dealer son, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld: “He wasn’t a particularly artistic child — he was more turned on to football, and I never took him to museums.” [WWD]

Ralph Lauren is lending seventeen of his rare vintage cars to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs for an exhibition scheduled to run next summer. [WWD]

• Candy Pratts Price’s Vogue gift guide includes things like a $40,000 perfume bottle. [Vogue]

• Urban Outfitters hopes to open its first French store in Paris next year, but French fans of the retailer can already shop online at urbanoutfitters.fr. [WWD]

• The Gap opened its first Italian store in Milan this week, and the brand plans to open a flagship in Rome early next year. [WWD]

• HauteLook is bringing its online sample sales to Facebook. [Bits/NYT]

Marc Jacobs is collaborating with Stubbs & Wootton on a line of $495 men’s slippers embroidered with Jacobs’s “Stinky Rat” logo. [WWD]

Dolce & Gabbana has teamed up with Mariano Vivanco to release a book of half-naked male models. [Fashion Indie]