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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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Business

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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Survival or Meltdown: Execs Ponder Future Of U.S. Manufacturing

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Overview

U.S. apparel production is being decimated by the explosive growth of imports, which have left the industry fighting for its life in Washington.

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Fashion Features

Bush Bans Myanmar Imports

WASHINGTON — President Bush signed a bill Monday banning all imports from Myanmar — the bulk of which are garments — in response to its military dictatorship’s crackdown against the democratically elected opposition.

The…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Kors P.R. Placement … Gap’s Loan Zone …

  • KORS P.R. PLACEMENT: Michael Kors LLC has created a new public relations position, naming Nacole Anzalone as p.r. director for men’s, women’s and accessories. The restructuring of the department follows the promotion last…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Sensi, Giorgio Armani’s new women’s fragrance, was inadvertently omitted from a list of most promising fall women’s fragrance introductions that appeared July 25, page 9. According to industry sources, Sensi is expected to generate…

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Rugged Wearhouse and its sister division, Gabriel Brothers, now have a buying team.

Fashion Features

A New Team-Play at Gabriel Brothers

NEW YORK — While other retailers cut back, Gabriel Brothers Inc., the family-owned and operated discounter with stores in the South, Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions, is building up.

In the past month, the retailer has created a buying…

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Yuls Vasquez meets a monkey.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Galliano’s Doubles? … Asprey’s Starring Role … Animal Kingdom …

GALLIANO’S DOUBLES?: John Galliano was off to play tennis in the south of France on Monday, despite a press report from London that he had collapsed over the weekend. A Christian Dior spokesman said Monday afternoon he was not aware of…

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Fashion Features

De Beers Wants Back Into the U.S.

LONDON — De Beers is hoping to make a comeback in the U.S.

The company has said it wants to jump-start talks with the U.S. Justice Department in a bid to revisit the antitrust issue that is preventing it from trading there.

De…

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Tim Schaffner

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Symrise to Sponsor 7th on Sixth Shows … Quimby Denies Reports … Zirh Appoints Butkiewicz

NEW YORK — Symrise has become the first fragrance supplier to sign up as sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week here in early September.

By stepping into the middle of the Bryant Park fashion scene, Symrise will be ratcheting up a drive to…

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Media

Conde Nasty…Selling Suzy…Join US

CONDE NASTY: Don’t bank on seeing Dominique Browning and Graydon Carter sharing a banquette at the Frank Gehry-designed Condé Nast cafeteria. The two editors in chief have been busy fighting over another of…

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Fashion Features

Debenhams Confirms Permira Talks

Debenhams plc confirmed it is in talks with the U.K.-based venture capital group, Permira, but warned those talks could come to nothing.

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Kellwood’s looking for its new Beliza moderate line to produce at least $50 million in annual sales within in three to five years.

Fashion Features

Kellwood’s Beliza Line Joins Moderate Crowd

Kellwood Co. hopes its new Beliza line can bedazzle the increasingly demanding moderate customer with the look of a bridge line.

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Tommy Hilfiger, Russell Simmons, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Blair Underwood.

Fashion Features

Rush Foundation Benefit Raises $1.1M

NEW YORK — Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons opened their East Hampton home Saturday and raised a record $1.1 million for the coffers of Art For Life.

The event, which topped last year’s $850,000, was sponsored by the Simmons’…

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Oscar de la Renta and various views of his newly refurbished showroom.

Fashion Features

De la Renta’s Coral Palace

From a possible deal with Penney’s to a record trunk show for the brand at Bergdorf’s, Oscar de la Renta certainly has a full plate. Here’s what’s next.

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Fashion Features

Market Basket

AEROS’ BUILDING BLOCKS: Lee Shafkowitz, president of Aeros, a showroom on Manhattan’s 57th Street that specializes in high-end Italian lines such as Pierre Guidi outerwear, is stretching his reach.

As part of the…

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Hilaturas Miel’s two-toned blue acrylic and cotton

Fashion Features

Yarn Fair: Asian Firms on Rise

Asian yarn spinners were well positioned for new business at last week’s Yarn Fair, with competitive prices and improved creativity, said buyers.

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Karim Amatullah at Hue.

People

Hue Cool

The new Hue.

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Tiffany Dubin in vintage and Scoop leggings with Lauren Sweder in her own design at Super Saturday.

People

Sporting Life

Dispatches from the Super Saturday event in Water Mill and the polo matches in England.

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People

The Professionals

Never mind the critics. At least, that’s the message J.Lo and Ben Affleck — or Bennifer — broadcast when they walked the red carpet looking every inch the Hollywood dream team on Sunday at the premiere of their flick,…

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Fashion Features

Cocktail Time

NEW YORK — Holly Golightly would be in her element — the little black dress is everywhere for resort. Whimsical details and revealing cuts add flair to the season’s fresh crop of swinging cocktail dresses. Here, Monique…

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While Rocco Ciccarelli said business is strong at Primo Coat Corp., his operation, below, seems as much part of a past era of New York’s garment industry as this antique Singer machine.

Fashion Features

Survival or Meltdown: Execs Ponder Future Of U.S. Manufacturing

U.S. apparel production is being decimated by the explosive growth of imports, which have left the industry fighting for its life in Washington.

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Financial

Weak Dollar Hits Luxottica

NEW YORK — Already under pressure from the firm’s marketing transition, the weak U.S. dollar amplified second-quarter earnings and sales declines at Luxottica Group SpA.

For the three months ended June 30, the Milan-based eyewear…

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Fashion Features

Ross Wins Burlington Bid

Wilbur Ross said Monday that his investment firm, W.L. Ross & Co., had been declared the winner of the auction for Burlington Industries.

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Eyes Chicago Site

Wal-Mart could blow past the competition in hitting the Windy City, as it has applied to demolish a vacant factory to build a unit on Chicago’s west side.

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

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