Weekly High Lows: Nordstrom Buys HauteLook, OPI Goes Pirate


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Highs:

• Department stores buying flash sale sites? We call it genius: Nordstrom to buy HauteLook for $270 million. (Mashable)

• Google’s questionably successful venture Boutiques.com adds new analytics tools to track fashion trends for consumers and designers. (TechCrunch)

• Designer/entrepreneur Lisa Salzer’s ethereal jewelry line, Lulu Frost, has taken off, including being picked up by J. Crew. (The High Low)

A bracelet from the current Lulu Frost for J.Crew collection, $105.

Lows:

• More on the unstoppable trend of celebrity perfumes: Dita Von Teese is working with French perfumers to create a signature scent she describes as “velvet sensuality with a dash of vulgarity.” (FabSugarUK)

• The inspiration for OPI’s latest nail polish collection? “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” (StyleList)

• And if you want to apply for a job as Marc Jacobs’s social media guru, you’d better be prepared to apply on Twitter. (The High Low)