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Today's fashion headlines

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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It's hump day, so here's a look at some of the fashion and beauty headlines that have been attracting attention so far this week:

Ralph Lauren surpasses earnings estimates:  Some classic looks just never seem to go out of style.  Ask Ralph Lauren, whose designer clothing company saw a 27 percent spike in its fiscal third-quarter profit, thanks to strong spending from shoppers in the U.S. and Europe during the holidays. [More at CBS Money Watch]

Oscar de la Renta plans lower-priced collection: Good news for fans of Oscar de la Renta's luxurious looks -- but not his extravagant prices.  The high-end designer has a lower-priced capsule collection in the works for Net-A-Porter's sister site, The Outnet. [More at The Daily Front Row]

Vogue Cafe coming to Dubai: Heading to Dubai later this year? If so, perhaps add eating at the new Vogue Cafe to your travel itinerary.  Conde Nast is extending the reach of its mega fashion magazine by applying some of the publication's strong-eye for style to a restaurant and coffee lounge.  [More at Huffington Post]

Fashion's most influential 50 -- right now: Who do you think is making the biggest splash in fashion these days?  Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Jenna Lyons (J. Crew) and Joanna Coles (Cosmopolitan editor) are some of the names that topped Fashionista.com's list of influential fashion figures in New York. [More at Fashionista.com]

David Beckham's revealing underwear ad for H&M:  The soccer star (pictured above) is causing quite a buzz with his new commercial for H&M's underwear line.  The Guy Ritchie-directed spot features him showing off his buff bod by jogging down the street in -- you guessed it -- the H&M underwear. [More at E! Online]

Flu fear spreads to New York Fashion Week: The bi-annual fashion event is a time for the industry to gather and celebrate style.  But when people gather ... so do germs.  With flu levels on the high this winter, many are afraid it will put a damper on New York Fashion Week this season. [More at NYTimes.com]

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