Barneys Under Pressure, The Al Roker Collection

• Is Barneys headed for bankruptcy? Once again, some are suggesting the retailer may go bust, or at least be forced to partner with another company. And once again, Barneys' owner, Dubai-based Istithmar, is reiterating that it remains "fully committed" to the chain. [BN, AP]
• Every other celebrity has a clothing line. Now news personalities are getting in on the action: Al Roker is reportedly in talks with Weatherproof to start up a line of "rain jackets, coats, footwear and cold weather accessories." [WWD]
• A PR agency staffer is accused of ripping off nearly $100K in jewelry. [NYP]

• Branching out: Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa say they plan to debut a line of handbags this spring. And Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy have signed with William Morris and may be getting into moviemaking.
• The focus at the US Open is on fashion, apparently. [NYP]
• Daisy Lowe chats with W about what she's up to these days, and about her recent move from Manhattan to Williamsburg. [W]
• Giant Target ads will be taking over Times Sq. for the next few weeks. [NBC]
• You can start planning your schedule for Fashion Week—or at least look at the things you weren't invited to—with New York magazine's handy calendar of 250 shows, events, and other Fashion Week goings-on. [Cut]