Weekly High Lows: Groupon Weddings & Eco-Jeans


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• A man has used the local deals behemoth Groupon to propose to his girlfriend. The “nontransferable” offer cost just $1, but was “value[d]” at $999,999. She purchased it (aka, said yes). (Groupon, Mashable)

• The death of “eco-jeans”? Thanks to the recession, consumer lack of interest, and problems with the cotton, the much-ballyhooed organic jean market is fading fast. (NYT)

• Two more contenders are vying for J.Crew: Sears and Urban Outfitters are reported to be interested in purchasing the apparel company. (Bloomberg)

• Toyota will debut a new addition to its Prius line at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, and has plans to launch a plug-in electric model in 2012. (NYT)

• The Kardashians continue to build their empire: In addition to a new reality show “Khloe & Lamar,” Kim has come out with a new jewelry line with Pascal Mouawad. Named Belle Noel, it’s available for pre-sale now. (StyleWatch)

• The printed silk scarf, a bourgeois staple, is making a comeback. (WSJ)


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