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They Are Saying: 08/23/2014

WWD's week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of August 18 to August 22.

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“This is a unique and remarkable opportunity to add a collection of esteemed global brands to our growing portfolio." — Jay Pense on the acquisition of Fairchild Fashion Media.

“I haven’t shown the basketball friends. Eventually they’ll wear it, though. I’ll have to be sneaky about it and give it to their stylists, but they’ll wear it either way.” — NBA star Chris Bosh on his new venture, Mr. Nice Tie.

“Woody Allen doesn’t own New York.” — Ira Sachs claiming his stake on the city before a screening of his latest film, “Love Is Strange,” at the Tribeca Grand on Monday night.

“We’re focused on adding more brands and differentiating the selection [online] from our stores to drive traffic in both directions." — Carol Meyrowitz, chief executive officer, TJX.

"The district has no name, it’s just where fashion is sold.” — Filip Arickx on A.F. Vandevorst's Antwerp flagship.

“The sneaker is like jeans for the feet. Women wear sneakers everywhere these days — to work, to dance.” — Karl Lagerfeld on fashion's high-end sneaker craze.

“Raf loves sneakers and wears them all the time, but it was a surprise when he said, ‘Sidney, I’m going to have sneakers for couture.’” — Dior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano.

“It’s really unfair that America has this disillusion that the most common size is size 14, and that’s only because that’s as big as most fashion designers go.” — Kelly Osbourne on her line for HSN.

“Now from August on, India goes into continuous rejoicing for the next nine months so there is a lot of potential for new design. I expect people to be shopping.” — Shruti Sancheti, who is showing at Lakmé Fashion Week.

“As a bank, we’re expecting a devaluation of the euro, but we are not doing our [European luxury] numbers on the basis of that, we’re not putting it into our forecasts. Predicting currency is one of the most difficult things [one can do].” — Julian Easthope, a European luxury goods analyst at Barclays in London.

“I had to give her a kiss because I love her so much.” — Martha Stewart on seeing Hillary Clinton in the Hamptons.

"I'll put on heels and maybe look a little wobbly, but I’ll strut my stuff to raise awareness.” — Major Chelinda Rivas of the U.S. Army on kicking off New York Fashion Week with "Salute the Runway."

“Nobody thought fashion designing was a career path in Nepal. But being able to make a living from it gives me the utmost joy.” — Prabal Gurung, who is launching a beauty collection with MAC.

“I always love to be around women I can learn something from.” — Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who is the first celebrity face of Moroccanoil.

“I think we’re going to see some very interesting long-form content come out of the digital space. What’s exciting is that there are so many platforms. There’s a lot of room for everybody.” — Dawn Ostroff , president of Condé Nast Entertainment.

“The Chinese mainland is having slower growth than we anticipated. There is a frugality drive and we’re seeing an increase in costs both in rents and in personnel,” — Richard Cohen in his first press conference as Trinity’s new chief executive officer.

“Performance is key. Before you go out, you have to know that you can do all of your movements.” — Maria Sharapova on testing the fabrics and materials used in her collaboration for Nike.

“A retailer who is not able to secure an exclusive or develop proprietary brands to curate a unique assortment for their clients will not survive.” — Hatchbeauty co-founder Ben Bennett.

“My Emmy speech in my shower is fantastic, so maybe the world will get to hear it someday.” — "Orange Is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox.

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