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Style Notes: Erin Wasson Designs for PacSun; Uniqlo Opens More U.S. Stores

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Going up on a Tuesday — with five fashion stories you need to know.

Model-actress Erin Wasson will be joining the ranks of Kendall and Kylie Jenner as a PacSun collaborator when her P.S. Erin Wasson collection becomes available in May. The 33-year-old's 25-piece collection, priced between $25 and $60, brings her signature Western-Americana style to the teen-targeted retailer, who is hoping to offer a more high-fashion option to its customers. [WWD]

Japanese retailer Uniqlo, known for its vast selection of colorful, structured basics, is expanding its North American presence by opening several new stores across the U.S. and Canada in the next two years. The expansion includes three new stores opening this fall in Seattle, Denver and D.C., as well a 60,000-square-foot flagship store in Chicago slated to open in 2016. [Fashionista]

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Prada has released a series of three short films to showcase its iconic Galleria bag. The MakeoutThe Postman and The Battlefield, all written and directed by Autumn de Wilde, showcase the bag in the legendary director's whimsical style. [Style.com]

After teasing his next project through a series of baby-themed Instagrams during the past week (including a photo of a fake pregnancy test, a baby bracelet and an ultrasound), Alexander Wang has unveiled that his latest project is not a kids' collection, as some speculated, but new Mini Bags. It looks like North West will continue to be the only tot lucky enough to be outfitted by Wang. [Instagram]

Say what you will about Jessica Simpson, but you can't criticize her shoe biz. The actress and former reality star's eponymous footwear and lifestyle line reportedly rakes in $1 billion dollars in annual sales, despite a retail landscape where celebrity brands are flatlining. Simpson credits her success to understanding what all women, regardless of size, want when it comes to the design. [Bloomberg]

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