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Can Alexander Wang Make Samsung as Fashionable as Apple?

Apple‘s latest PR push and disappointing iPhone 5 sales have led some to wonder: Is Steve Jobs‘s baby no longer the king of all things cool? Have Samsung and Microsoft somehow managed to knock the reigning tech nerds off their perch?

We wouldn’t go that far, but it’s clear that Apple’s cheaper, less fashionable competitors are upping their game. This week, for example, Samsung officially launched a Galaxy promo campaign designed to combine several untouchably cool elements: New York Fashion Week, crowdsourcing and red-hot designer/Balenciaga creative director Alexander Wang. The campaign’s first video spot, released yesterday and titled “Be Creative”, shows Wang using his Galaxy Note II to do just that:

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Free Coffee! Or Spend $85 On a Starbucks T-Shirt

Today is National Coffee Day and some companies are using the holiday to give away free coffee, which is great.

You have until 11a.m. to get your free cup at 7-11 and Krispy Kreme* will get you caffeinated for free all day, and rumor has it that McDonald’s is offering free joe.

It doesn’t look like Starbucks is giving anything away, but you can give them (or Nordstrom’s) $85 for a fancy Alexander Wang t-shirt with a coffee-stain stencil of the Starbucks mermaid. The tee (at left) has nothing to do with coffee day. Rather it’s for Starbucks’ 40th anniversary and there are three others at the same price, all created by CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award winners. Wethinks we like free coffee better.

[h/t NY1]

*Correction after the jump.

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