A cozy throw blanket designed by Jay-Z might not currently top your list of must-have items for fall.  Actually, it probably hasn't even crossed your mind, but Jay’s looking to change that with the latest step of his admirably multifaceted world domination strategy. Barney’s has just announced that they’ll be teaming up with Mr. Carter and a selection of fashion houses including Acne and Proenza Schouler to offer a range of New York-inspired luxury goods.

In addition to the aforementioned (presumably cashmere) blanket in collaboration with up-and-coming knitwear brand The Elder Statesman, the collection will include a sleek leather Balenciaga backpack and a flashy gold double ring created by jeweler Hoorsenbuhs. Barney's will donate 25 percent of sales to charity--the Shawn Carter Foundation, naturally. We just have one question about all this for Jay: Do you think you could talk Beyonce into designing a Houston-themed holiday collection? Thanks in advance!


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