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Dolce and Gabbana Cleared of Tax Evasion Charges; Get 5 Free American Apparel Items Today

Dolce & Gabbana ClearedThe court cleared Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of all charges of tax evasion. After evaluating the allegations against the design duo, the assigned judge decided that there wasn't enough evidence for a trial. [WWD]

American Apparel chose a terrible day for a secret online sale. Not only did the California-based retailer release a statement warning that it might file for bankruptcy, it's also April Fool's Day, so consumers are on high alert for pranks. American Apparel's promise of 5 free items with a $10 minimum purchase (+ shipping) sounds like a hoax, but I can assure you it's definitely real. Navigating the sale blindly is beyond confusing and the offer only applies to American Apparel's more unsavory wares, so here's how to save yourself a lot of time and stress: the entire sale, including the mandatory $10 purchase, only applies to a limited set of items, which you can find here. And only some of those items are free with the promo code. So here's what you do: click through, choose the single available garment you like best, and then choose 5 items marked "Free with Code." All eligible items are priced at $10. Enter the code "APRIL1ST" at checkout, and your entire purchase will be credited for $50. Don't go in expecting to find anything you really love, but at the very least, you can get six new pairs of underwear for fifteen bucks. [AmericanApparel]

America's Next Top Model's Jay Manuel's much-anticipated line for Sears made its debut at Toronto Fashion Week, and his first public attempt at designing was almost as successful and well-received as Lindsay Lohan's Ungaro debut. [Fashionista]