- BIG TIME: Louis Vuitton plans to christen its largest store yet — in Tokyo's burgeoning Ginza district. A Vuitton spokeswoman in Paris confirmed a report in Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan Economic Journal) saying Louis Vuitton Japan Group would open a boutique occupying the first 10 floors of a new 12-story building to be completed in 2010 in Sukiyabashi, across the street from Hermès.
- ANTICOUNTERFEITING EDUCATION: A new public service campaign aimed at educating New Yorkers about the human cost of purchasing counterfeit items was unveiled Tuesday at the Harper's Bazaar annual Anticounterfeiting Summit. Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler said the goal is to make locals aware of the harm that counterfeiting causes, such as supporting child labor and taking away tax dollars from the city. The posters will be displayed throughout Manhattan, and predominantly in high-traffic tourist locations such as Times Square.
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