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It’s a sunny Monday morning in Paris, but it’s raining collaborations. First off, Sonia Rykiel is H&M’s next guest designer. Expect a selection of lingerie in store on December 5 and a Spring 2010 collection of her stripey knitwear hits on February 20. And don’t forget Jimmy Choo spikes for H&M on November 14. That’s just about when Rei Kawakubo’s Beatles bags will hit London’s Dover Street market.

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Yes, Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons’ has signed a deal with Apple Corps Ltd, (the company which manages The Beatles’ musical catalogue and image, for a collection of bags under The Beatles/Comme des Garçons label available at DSM and at Gyre in Tokyo in mid-November. WWD reports the deal is long term and might extend to T-shirts.

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And because news always comes in threes, Kitsuné, the elegant Paris classics label from DJ’s Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki, moves into Colette today. Boutique Kitsuné Maison is a gingham-covered pop-up shop at the store featuring Kitsuné record label’s CDs and clothes for classically funky men and women through October 3.