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Remember the long lines and human stampedes for Furby and Cabbage Patch Dolls in the '90s?

Well, this is sort of like that. But for cheaply-made clothing.

Balmain for H&M's Collection, promoted by Kylie Jenner, dropped today across the globe and was sold out in many stores within seconds. Videos showing the chaos starting popping up all over the Internet.

Shoppers in Paris can be seen above sprinting their way through the store, ripping clothes from mannequins.

In Croatia, people got pushy.

And Istanbul was a total mess.

Oh, and the website crashed when the line went on sale this morning.

Hug your family tight tonight, people of the world. There is no more Balmain. The end is near.

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Backstreet's back, alright?

'90s music fans were all amazed when the Backstreet Boys reunited to close out the Balmain x H&M fashion show in New York City last night.

The group met on stage to perform their singles "I Want It That Way" and "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)."

Group members Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Nick Carter, and Howie Dorough were all present for the performance.

And McLean talked to Rolling Stone about a possible tour with the Spice Girls.

Someone please make this happen.

Human back backs take a turn on the Rick Owens runway
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People are falling head over heels for these fall fashions.

Rick Owens had his big show at Paris fashion week Oct. 1 and think, and models, really took a turn.

As The New York Times reported, it started out normally enough:

Then came the first of many models who wore fellow travelers on their backs like knapsacks, trussed to them with padded straps, face up, face down, upside-down or trailing: women bearing women, often in gymnastic contortions. (They were reportedly local gymnasts.) "She ain't heavy," the message seemed to run, "she's my sister."

It was transporting and affecting (not least because of the live performance by the vocalist Eska), as well as confounding and odd. There were gasps and iPhone photos, but no immediate explanation from Mr. Owens, a provocateur with a long history of and taste for on-the-runway theatrics.

No word on the cost of such high fashion.

Pokemon butts are the new hot thing somehow.
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Pokémon products have really bottomed out.

With a stacked cast of 718 Pokémon in their Pokédex, it looks like the possibilities are endless. Especially for companies trying to make money on the back end and not take one on the cheek.

We're done.

But seriously, the official Japanese Pokémon Center store announced their newest line of products today and, simply, it highlights Pokémon butts.

It's called the Hip Pop Parade.

And it is a very extensive line. Butts on butts on butts.

There are keychains.

There are coin purses and tote bags.

There are decals and coffee mugs.

And so much more.

We're not sure we would sport these money makers, but we can't deny they are just a little bit cute.

Your man buns will make you go bald, son.
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Put the bun down.

Rodney Sinclair, the Director of Dermatology at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne is trying to spread the word about the dangers of the man bun. You know, that topknot hairstyle that you're growing your hair out for. The one you're hoping is still in fashion by the time you actually have the length to achieve it.

That one.

Well, Sinclair says that the tight constriction placed on the hair can cause something called 'traction alopecia', meaning specific baldness in certain parts of your carefully coifed head.

Like this:

Writing in The Independent, Sinclair cautions that the end of your hair is nigh:

Traction alopecia is the hair loss that occurs after persistent gentle pulling on the roots over several hours or days.

Unlike a hair pluck which is painful, persistent gentle pulling may go unnoticed until bald spots or alopecia starts to appear.

...Even tight ponytails can produce traction alopecia, which means the new style of the 'man braid' and the 'man bun' can also have an effect on men's hairlines.

...When hair is pulled back in a ponytail, the hairs at the margins of the scalp tend to receive the greatest tensile force and hair loss becomes most noticeable on the scalp margins and the outermost hairs of the braid. These hairs are lost first, producing a receding hairline and widening of the part lines.

...Twisting hair into a bun on the top of the head can produce a horseshoe alopecia in the centre of the scalp.

...Unfortunately the only measure that halts progression of traction alopecia is redistributing the tension in the hair. A return to normal is not possible for those who have early androgenetic alopecia or who have developed scarring from prolonged traction. However for most people, a cure is available with their own hair brush.

So, there you have it.

Surely, that will end the trend forever.

Sadly, it was before my hair got long enough.

Kanye West brought his usual flair for drama and surprise to this year's fall New York Fashion Week.

He announced on Monday that he would hold a previously unscheduled showing of his next line, Yeezy Season 2, on Sept. 16.

And now that the Internet has seen that it's beige instead of black, people are beginning to find resemblances.

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There are limits to what we can tolerate in modern, artisanal culture. The pickles are good, the micro distilleries are neat and many of the crafts are delightful in their own way.

Bindle bags might just be beyond the pale, however.

The New York Times profiled the Bindle Bros, Josiah and Dusty and chronicled their rising entrepreneurial exploits.

"We're trying to build adventures, one stick, one bindle at a time," Dusty likes to say, referring to the famous hobo accouterment he and his older brother make and sell in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

As their business card states, the Bindle Brothers specialize in "locally-grown, naturally-fallen, artisanal bindle bags." In doing so, they are reviving an item not seen since the days of Steinbeck, when itinerant farmhands and rail-hopping hobos known as "bindle stiffs" made sacks to carry their meager belongings around the country.

Already, the Bindle Brothers have been featured in a glowing video profile by Business Company magazine. In the video, Josiah, who is the chief executive officer and frequent spokesman, likens the bindle to "luggage at its purest" and explains that he and Dusty are selling not a mere stick and a sack but the promise of adventure.

Thankfully, this is all a joke. And a pretty well done one as well. They certainly capture the spirit of the waxed mustaches, monocles and DIY spirit that has spilled on our culture.

And they gave us this quote as well:

"The Giving Tree is our Bible, we just pretend that Steinbeck wrote it."

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