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Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.

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Jewelry Brand Kendra Scott Puts Stake on the Block

The Austin, Tex.-based jeweler could be valued at $1 billion or higher in the Jefferies-run process.

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Hear J. Crew's Mickey Drexler Getting Succession-Minded

J. Crew Group is working to improve its business and moving to create a succession plan.

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Pump Up The Volume

Trade show organizers are seeking to boost business by expanding into new categories, courting buyers from untapped regions of the country and forging relationships with other events and trade groups.

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The Art Deco Vista Theater in L.A.’s Sunset Junction neighborhood.

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Silver Lining

Sandwiched between Los Feliz and Silverlake, Sunset Junction is an eclectic hotbed of offerings for artists, actors and socialites.

At El Chavo, (4441 Sunset Boulevard, 323-664-0871. Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11…

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From last February’s WWDMAGIC: Oscar Leopold’s sheepskin coat with Metro 6 by Nina Leonard sweater and skirt.

Fashion Features

Calendar

Information is correct as of press time. Show data are subject to change, and attendees are urged to confirm dates and locations. Dates are not repeated when shows are scheduled simultaneously.

JANUARY

4-6, Orlando Gift Show &…

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From the Mart's contemporary runway show at the October market, a look by Buffalo Jeans.

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Marketing The Mart

The Lone Star State’s primary destination for Southwest buyers is enjoying a boost in mart attendance, fueled by the launch of several new marketing initiatives.

The Dallas Market Center Co. is on a roll.

Attendance was up…

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A look from RF for TJ paraded down the runway during StyleMax’s October edition.

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Shaking Up Chicago

Mart executives in the Windy City are giving market week a facelift, from highlighting denim to bringing in buyers from untapped areas of the country.

With a new year fast approaching, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart and Apparel Center…

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Biscote Paris, a women’s and men’s wear showroom at the Miami mart.

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Showroom Shuffle

Florida’s premier mart is shaking things up, as it reconfigures immediate delivery and permanent wholesale showrooms.

Miami International Merchandise Mart embarked on an elaborate construction project this year, a renovation…

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Moda Manhattan and AccessoriesTheShow are slated to run simultaneously Jan. 5-6 and May 4-6 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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West Side Stories

Buyers are gearing up to descend upon Manhattan for a handful of shows offering wares that span the style spectrum.

The New York trade show circuit, staged largely on Manhattan’s West Side, is about to kick into high gear. While…

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Big Boi and Dre perform during the October runway presentation of their Outkast clothing line.

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Bring It On

Atlanta’s AmericasMart plans to boost business by reaching out to retailers beyond the Southeast and launching a new multicategory show.

Banking on the success of cross-merchandising concepts and exhibition formats, Atlanta’s…

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Cooper Building owner Steve Hirsh in the fashion district building’s new trade show space.

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Fashion Facelift

From 7th on Sixth’s arrival to the California Market Center’s rebranding efforts, changes of all sorts are in store for L.A.’s fashion scene.

Come April, Los Angeles’ fashion district will be ready for its…

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From last February’s WWDMAGIC: Musi Furs’ merlot sheared beaver bolero with fox trim with a wine and black sweater by Metro 6 by Nina Leonard and a Mac & Jac black velveteen skirt.

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Buying Outside The Box

WWDMAGIC is expanding beyond its junior roots and courting more buyers from the contemporary and bath-and-body crowds.

WWDMAGIC, the leviathan of trade shows with feet firmly planted in the junior market, hopes to gain an equal footing…

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D&A founders Barbara Kramer and Ed Mandelbaum.

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Emerging Talent

Designers & Agents is growing by leaps and bounds, appealing to the fashionably minded on both coasts and on two continents.

As trade shows scramble to generate excitement — and sales —Designers & Agents faces the new year…

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GrindKing’s “Biggest Gap” Contest.

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Thrills and Chills

ASR Trade Expo — the granddaddy of surf, skateboarding and streetwear shows — is gearing up for its new and improved show season.

With a number of changes in store for the ASR Trade Expo’s upcoming 2003 show season,…

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A scene from IFFE, which  draws a large number of foreign exhibitors.

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Textiles Teamwork

Show organizers are forging relationships with trade groups and other organizations to help boost attendance and energize the show circuit.

Strategic partnerships with trade groups, educational institutions and other domestic textile…

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BWSR executive director Michael Wolyn  presents an award to Don Overcast, BWSR’s southeast regional v.p. and former STE president.

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Power Play

A battle is brewing at marts across the country: regional sales rep groups versus the behemoth regional marts.

The relationship between regional marts and sales representatives’ groups is often adversarial, and conflicts over…

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Bruce Klatsky

Financial

Soft Sales Sink Target Shares

NEW YORK — Shares of Target Corp. took a beating Tuesday after the discounter revealed sales have lagged expectations so far this month.

Investors traded down the firm’s stock $2.05, or 6.5 percent, to close at $29.75 on the New…

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Financial

Delia’s CFO Exits After Dismal 3rd Quarter

NEW YORK — Delia’s Corp.’s chief financial officer stepped down Tuesday as the beleaguered company reported its third-quarter loss more than tripled.

Chief operating officer Evan?Guillemin, who served as Delia’s cfo from…

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Financial

Retail Prices Decline 0.8% In November

WASHINGTON — With holiday discounting in high gear, retail prices for women’s apparel fell sharply in November against October, declining a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent, the Labor Department reported Tuesday in its Consumer Price…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

NYGARD’S GATE-CRASHERS: A trio of masked robbers broke into Peter Nygård’s private compound in the Bahamas last week and robbed the Canadian fashion mogul at gunpoint during a party he was hosting. According to wire-service reports,…

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Financial

Alloy Inc. Buys Old Glory In $9.6 Million Cash Deal

NEW YORK — In an expansion of its direct-market universe, Alloy Inc. snatched up Old Glory Boutique Distribution Inc. Monday for $9.6 million in cash.

“Old Glory is a recognized direct marketer of music and entertainment lifestyle…

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Fashion Features

SOS Management to Acquire BUM Equipment Trademarks

NEW YORK — SOS Management is expected to announce today that it has completed the purchase of the BUM Equipment trademarks from BUM, exercising an option that SOS obtained when BUM emerged from bankruptcy proceedings in September…

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Sonia Rykiel’s new London store.

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Sonia Rykiel Rules Brittania

LONDON — Sonia Rykiel feels at home with her new store here, her first in the U.K.

The designer is more than familiar with the territory. She’s been selling at Browns for years, and her daughter Nathalie is married to Simon…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Mugler Moves … Diet Riot … Another Strong …

MUGLER MOVES: A flurry of speculation on both sides of the Atlantic indicates that parent Clarins is in the process of restructuring and jiggling the management of its troubled Thierry Mugler Fashion and Fragrance division. The talk was stirred up by…

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A layered look from fall 1997.

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PVH’s New Obsession: Building Calvin

NEW YORK — He has revolutionized the jeans business, redefined the concept of fashion marketing and even changed the very nature of sex appeal.

With a constant pursuit of modernity, Calvin Klein has pushed the boundaries of fashion design…

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Newport News Catalog Goes Glossy

NEW YORK — Come spring, Newport News is sailing in a new direction.

While not a complete change of course, the catalog being mailed to homes Jan. 6 is the result of months of rebranding under the leadership of Geralynn Madonna, who became…

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Fashion Features

In The Middle

LIZ’S NEW EYES: Liz Claiborne Inc. has signed an eyewear licensing agreement with Safilo Group. The collection will launch next spring and include 16 women’s styles. The collection, called Liz Claiborne Optics, will include metal and…

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Marketing and Promotion

Converting Fashion’s Unfaithful

NEW YORK — The most fashionable, the least loyal.

It’s a conflict that spells a substantial challenge for apparel marketers, because branding and loyalty need to go hand in hand if an apparel label is to thrive in the long run,…

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Calvin Klein

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Calvin Sells

NEW YORK — It might have taken an eternity, but Calvin Klein and Barry Schwartz finally found their match on Tuesday with Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., in a deal worth as much as $700 million.

What’s most impressive about the…

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People

Suzy

From England comes the gladsome tidings that Stella McCartney will spend $750,000 to build a wildlife refuge, including six duck ponds and a water purification plant, on the 200-year-old, 300-acre farm in Hereford that she bought for almost $2 million…

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Kalakaua Sees Hawaiian Feast

LOS ANGELES — A little more than a week after fireworks and top luxury execs kicked off the grand opening of 2100 Kalakaua Avenue, the much-awaited $140 million retail project on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, observers are carefully watching how…

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Fashion Features

MAGIC Adds More Definition to Edge With Additions of Wexler, Enclave

LOS ANGELES — The Edge, MAGIC International’s hip niche marketplace for streetwear and clubwear, is sharpening its focus with the appointment of a new executive and the introduction in February of a new show feature.

Jed Wexler…

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Fashion Features

Phillips-Van Heusen:Men ’s Maven Buys Megabrand

NEW YORK —Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.has come a long way since it was founded in 1907 as a Phillips-Jones Corp. For most of its history,the firm focused on the men ’s dress shirt business,and was a significant player in that busi- ness when…

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