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DOWNTOWN—Whether or not you're in the industry, you'll probably learn a thing or two, and have a great time, at the AFINGO Fashion Forum, a two-day symposium dedicated to assorted issues in fashion and retail. A pretty broad variety of topics and an awesome roster of guests, including Rory Edelman from Rory Beca, Heidi Merrick, Jesse Kamm, and Taylor Jacobson. It's Thursday and Friday at the California Market Center, 110 East 9th Street. Want to go? We've got a couple of passes to give away: be one of the first two people to email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information here. [Racked Inbox]
EVERYWHERE, THE GROVE—PR guru, professional bad-ass, maybe clothing designer, and best-selling author Kelly Cutrone is back with another book, Normal Gets You Nowhere. Go to a bookstore (while they still exist), download it, buy it off of Amazon -- or better yet, get a copy at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove, where Ms. Cutrone will be doing a reading next Monday at 7pm. [Racked Inbox]