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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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Business

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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Baubles Galore: Luxe Firms Seek Piece of $100B Jewelry Sector

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Overview

A new gold rush is on as luxury firms look to strike it rich with high-end, branded jewelry collections aimed at fashion customers.

From This Issue

Here, leather bags from Salvatore Ferragamo and Lambertson Truex.

Fashion Features

Bright Now

NEW YORK?— This fall, accessories designers are thinking of unexpectedly bright colors. Mellow yellows, melon green, peach, pink and purple are just some of the shades they’re using to brighten up the dark days of winter. For handbags,…

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Baubles Galore: Luxe Firms Seek Piece of $100B Jewelry Sector

A new gold rush is on as luxury firms look to strike it rich with high-end, branded jewelry collections aimed at fashion customers.

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Lars Nilsson

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Nilsson to Design for Nina Ricci

Two months after he was let go from Bill Blass, Lars Nilsson has landed a job to design for Nina Ricci in Paris.

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Ailing Sectors Forced To Cut Jobs in March

The textile and apparel sectors cut more jobs in March as cheap imports, unused capacity and falling prices chipped away at employment.

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Financial

Warnaco ’02 Loss Leaps to $964.9M

The Warnaco Group posted fiscal 2002 results indicating a much-improved operating loss but a widened net loss because of an accounting change.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

J. CREWCUTS: J. Crew Group on Friday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing revised its fourth-quarter and fiscal 2002 results, increasing its net loss by $9 million to $20.7 million for the quarter, and to $40.6 million for the year. The…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Holiday market week, New York.

Tuesday: Techtextile, Frankfurt, Germany (through Thursday).

Wednesday: Oakley reports first-quarter earnings.

Thursday: Fur & Fashion Fair, Frankfurt, Germany…

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Inside McQueen’s Old Bond Street Store.

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McQueen’s Fashion Lab

Alexander McQueen has a new store on Old Bond Street in London, and he’s using it as his lab. Here’s a look.

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Europe Watch: Eye Spy … Poor State of Mind … Checkered Streets …

EYE SPY: Eyewear is showing more resiliency than some other luxury products as Italian companies in the sector reported growth both in terms of sales and profitability for 2002. Safilo, which late last year won contracts to produce Giorgio Armani…

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Lillian Von Stauffenberg and Kathy Kalesti

Fashion Features

Narciso Trunk Show Nets $410K

NEW YORK — The blatant sex appeal of Narciso Rodriguez’s fall collection has been greatly underestimated, or at least that appeared to be the case on the third floor of Bergdorf Goodman on Wednesday afternoon.

Well before the young…

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Fashion Features

Changes Atop PPR Focus on High End

PARIS — French distribution conglomerate Pinault-Printemps-Redoute on Friday shuffled its top management as part of its ongoing strategy to center operations around its higher-margin retail and luxury activities.

Denis Olivennes, who…

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Isaac Mizrahi

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Vuitton Gets its Girl … Tea for Three … French Ties

VUITTON GETS ITS GIRL: Louis Vuitton has its muse for fall and, yes indeed, it’s Jennifer Lopez. J.Lo was scheduled to be photographed in Paris over the weekend for the Vuitton ads, said sources close to the campaign. This confirms a report in…

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Chantelle’s sleekly contoured microfiber and lace bra and  french-cut briefs.

Fashion Features

U.S. Oui to French Lingerie

Some Americans might be boycotting French wine, French baguettes and french fries, but they still want sexy-looking French lingerie.

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Nour includes two-tone oversized round or hexagonal frames.

Fashion Features

Two New Views in Eyewear

Vendors at the International Vision Expo hope sunglasses can shield the eyewear industry from jitters about the war and the economy.

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Valentino’s new eyewear has split temples and crystal touches.

Fashion Features

Shades of Summer

NEW YORK — Sunglasses may be necessary for sun protection, but can they also shield the eyewear industry from war, economic jitters and a slump in consumer confidence?

Vendors at the International Vision Expo seem to think so. At the show,…

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Financial

Costs Nip Burlington Coat Profits

NEW YORK — Minor cost increases offset a small sales gain as Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp.’s profits dipped slightly in the third quarter.

For the three months ended March 1, the Burlington, N.J.-based retailer said net…

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Financial

Loehmann’s Sees 87% Net Slide

NEW YORK — A large year-ago tax credit bore the lion’s share of responsibility for an 87.1 percent drop in Loehmann’s Holdings’ fourth-quarter net income.

The retailer of off-price apparel and accessories reported that…

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Fashion Features

Dolce & Gabbana’s Time Machine

MILAN — In the ever-evolving world of fashion, sometimes the most successful projects are those that take a step back and reflect on the past.

At least that’s what Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are banking on with their newest…

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Damien Hirst’s “Spot Mini.”

People

Saatchi’s Singular Vision

LONDON — County Hall, with its antiquated wood paneling, grand marble staircase and soaring cupola, is an unlikely venue in which to show a collection of floating barnyard animals and the art world’s most famously unmade bed — but…

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Angela Boatwright

People

Ramped Up

Events from the art world, from a showing of YBAs in London to a skateboard spectacular, plus a scoop.

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People

Eye Scoop

HOSTESS WITH THE MOST: America’s number-one fashion fan, Sarah Jessica Parker, has signed on to serve as host of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s annual CFDA Fashion Awards June 2 at the New York Public Library. In keeping…

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Calvin Klein’s Amy Mellen, Senior VP of Home, Is Leaving

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