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Fashion Scoops: Matches Branches Out With Freda...De Castelbajac 's Youth Quake

Tom and Ruth Chapman, who own the Matches chain of boutiques in London, are getting ready to share the store’s own label line, Freda, with the world.

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STRIKE TWO: A second jewelry heist has hit London. Last week, six suspected robbers made off with more than 1 million pounds, or $1.63 million, worth of jewelry from Knightsbridge jewelers Mozafarian, London’s Metropolitan Police said Monday.

According to police, the gang approached the boutique on three motorcycles at around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, and used a sledgehammer to smash the boutiques’ doors and display cabinets, leaving the scene within a minute. No arrests have yet been made.

A spokesman said Monday police do not believe there is any connection between the robbery and the $65 million raid on Graff’s New Bond Street boutique earlier this month. Three men who have been charged in connection with the Graff robbery are currently in police custody, and are due to appear before Kingston Crown Court Sept. 1.

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