And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) New York City: It's not just high-profile residential and hotel properties like Essex House and W Union Square that could be in trouble thanks to Dubai's debt crisis. Barneys, currently owned by Dubai's Istithmar, might also go on the block. Potential buyers: hedge-funder Richard Perry and LA billionaire Ronald Burkle.
2) Midtown East: Racked takes a tour of the holiday season's entertainment for the unemployed: store windows! Early favorites include Versace, which went over the top with gold, and Cavalli's more understated white boxes.