News digest
WWD: Ren is coming to the U.S. (but no word on Stimpy); new lingerie lines; Chanel drops major bank on Nicole Kidman in hopes of bolstering No. 5; Canuck store Fruits & Passion to open next year in NYC; the new Gap credit card lets you earn points at all three Gap companies; Cavalli to sponsor the Met's fall show, "Wild: Fashion Untamed" (how appropriate!); and a $500 flat iron.

NYT: The dying Garment District.

NYP: Your fall wardrobe for $1,000; a French songbird named Cherie takes the Shopaholic $100 challenge, to rather amusing results; and metallic bags are everywhere.

Daily Candy: Ananas handbags (that's "pineapple" en francais).

The Daily: This year's GenArt designers; Liz Lange and Rebecca Taylor to return to the Bryant Park tents this season; and sexy Brit knickers and a library I'd like to own.

Defamer: Mukluk boots are the new UGGs. Eww.

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