Both parties exchanged a number of words, but they avoided the granddaddy of all curses—which did find its way onto a sign in a Japanese department store that advertised a “F*ckin’ Sale” (no asterisk). After Gawker pointed it out, a different restaurant owner and chef emailed the site to shed some light on the incident—not to mention take credit and earn a little free publicity.
Dolce & Gabbana is getting some bad press after a photo ban at its storefront fueled Facebook-organized protests in Hong Kong. Reps for the designer brand defended the decree, saying it’s necessary to protect D&G’s intellectual property.
Fashion retailer Daffy’s, on the other hand, has put on quite a public demonstration of its own in Times Square, showcasing what 80 percent off really looks like.