•FUR TROUBLE: It’s been well documented that Stella McCartney is staunchly against the use of animal products such as fur and leather in her collections — even her shoes and bags are leather-free. But it seems one stylist didn’t figure out that McCartney wouldn’t want her designs used to help promote other companies’ fur lines. London’s Mail on Sunday reported that McCartney was “furious” to see a model in an advertisement for Hockley — a London fur company — wearing a black bra from McCartney’s lingerie collection under one of Hockley’s fur coats. The ad ran in the September issue of U.K. Vogue, which hit newsstands last week. A spokesman for McCartney confirmed that a stylist had borrowed lingerie samples for a magazine editorial shoot in April, but then had used a piece in the fur advertising campaign. “Stella is very disappointed, as it goes against her anti-fur beliefs,” said the spokesman, who declined to comment on whether any legal action would be taken. Hockley could not be reached for comment Sunday, but the Mail cited a statement the fur company issued to McCartney in which it apologized, said it believed the bra was a vintage piece and characterized the incident as “an unfortunate mistake.” Hockley further stated it doesn’t plan to use the image again.

•BON-TON KEEPS BERGREN: The tenure of Byron “Bud” Bergren as president and chief executive officer of The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. has been extended one year, to Feb. 5, 2010. Bergren’s contract calls for him to work in his current capacity until Jan. 31, 2009, and to serve in an “important role” to be determined by the company’s board until the 2010 date. “Our board has been very pleased with Bud’s vision, leadership and execution since he joined Bon-Ton five years ago, and therefore we have requested Bud continue as president and chief executive officer,” said Tim Grumbacher, executive chairman of the York, Pa.-based department store group.

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