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Style Notes: Jourdan Dunn Calls Victoria's Secret Fashion Show "BS"; Amazon Opens Physical Book Store

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The latest development in the saga of the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is Jourdan Dunn's bitter reaction to the news that she will not be walking this year. The model, who participated in the show from 2012 to 2014, posted a snarky tweet reading "Feeling soo much better about not doing BS. .... sorry I mean VS now that Rihanna isn't doing it also." She later deleted the comment, but not before screenshots of it were heavily circulated. [Jezebel]

The ease of buying books on Amazon caused the demise of many brick-and-mortar book stores (RIP, Borders), but in a strange turn of events, the digital giant has decided to open its own physical store. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Amazon opened its first store in Seattle on Tuesday. The store will operate just like the website's book section, meaning that prices will be the same as they are online and Amazon devices like Fire and Kindle will also be sold. [Racked]

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At this year's British Fashion Awards, Karl Lagerfeld will be honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award for his work in design and photography throughout his illustrious career. The ceremony will take place on Nov. 23 in London. [Vogue U.K.]

In an effort to reach an older, more sophisticated customer, teen retailer American Eagle Outfitters has acquired high-end menswear brand Todd Snyder for $11 million. The deal also includes Todd Snyder's vintage collegiate sportswear label, Tailgate. The move comes as many other teen retailers, including Abercrombie & Fitch, look to diversify in order to keep up with the competition of fast fashion retailers. [The New York Times]

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