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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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Countdown to 2005: Building Boom in China Despite Quota Worries

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Chinese executives are forging ahead on projects to meet the expected demand from the dropping of quotas on textiles and apparel in 2005.

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Fashion Features

Tighten Up

NEW YORK — Mark Badgley and James Mischka were inspired by an “urban Southern belle — a deranged one” this season, so it’s only natural that they would include a number of corset looks in their Badgley Mischka collection….

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Many of the laborers in Guangdong garment factories, such as this Jazzing Knitting facility, come from China's northern provinces.

Government and Trade

Countdown to 2005: Building Boom in China Despite Quota Worries

Chinese executives are forging ahead on projects to meet the expected demand from the dropping of quotas on textiles and apparel in 2005.

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Fashion Features

Chinese Garment Workers: An Evolving Profile

DONGGUAN, China — The Pearl River Delta in southern China is across the border from Hong Kong, home to the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan and one of the nation’s two largest manufacturing centers.

But increasingly,…

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Fashion Features

Guilford Mills Hires Goldman Sachs

NEW YORK — Guilford Mills Inc. is taking a closer look at its infrastructure through the eyes of Goldman Sachs.

The Greensboro, N.C.-based textile mill, which exited from bankruptcy about a year ago, said Monday it hired investment bank…

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Fashion Features

Calvin Set to Relaunch cK

Calvin Klein Inc. will embark on a major relaunch of its cK Calvin Klein bridge line, beginning with the Asian market.

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Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Moving On Up…To 43rd Street…Fresh Powder…Rising Star

MOVING ON UP…TO 43RD STREET: Stefano Tonchi went into work at Esquire on Monday morning and, according to sources, told editor in chief David Granger that he was leaving for the Style editor post at The New York Times Magazine. This…

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Fashion Features

Revlon to Seek Assistance With Loans

NEW YORK — Revlon is burning cash even faster than anticipated and the company is expected to seek amendments or waivers from lenders to keep it from falling out of compliance with current credit agreements.

Revlon has already gone…

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Fashion Features

CAFTA Talks Head to Tex.

WASHINGTON — U.S. and Central American negotiators, facing intense pressure from battle-scarred domestic groups, are expected to tackle thorny textile and apparel trade issues today and Wednesday in Houston in an effort to advance the free-trade…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Talbots Promotes…Ebay’s New Connection…Community Kudos…Bluefly Boost

  • TALBOTS PROMOTES: The Talbots Inc. promoted Peter Delahunt to the new position of vice president, financial planning and analysis. Delahunt, who joined the Hingham, Mass.-based specialty retailer in 1992, most recently served as…

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The Gwen Stefani Barbie doll.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: That’s Show Biz…Jonesing For Johnson…Deja Vu…Riding Into Lone Star

THAT’S SHOW BIZ: Giorgio Armani is not one to beat around the bush. On Monday, during a news conference to present the issue of the Italian bimonthly, L’Europeo, dedicated to fashion, in which the designer wrote the preface, Armani…

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HOH’s polyester and rayon.

Fashion Features

Most Wanted

NEW YORK — Need it. Want it. Gotta have it. That’s how designers and buyers at last month’s Première Vision felt about these selections — the most sampled items from the fair, according to exhibitors. If these looks are…

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A brocade from 1966.

Fashion Features

Old School

NEW YORK — The art of textile manufacturing might not be what it used to be, but it’s still flourishing at Bucol, a fixture in France’s silk capital, Lyon.

The silk mill, part of Holding Textiles Hermès group, is a rare…

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Fashion Features

Industry Readies for Direct Flights to Vietnam

A new agreement between the U.S. and Vietnam allows direct flights between the two nations for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War.

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Fashion Features

TSA Members Hike Prices

NEW YORK — Members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement said they are looking forward to a robust 2004 and are suggesting another rate hike as a result.

Following meetings held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last month, the carriers…

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Fashion Features

Suzy Stewart Named At DHR International

NEW YORK — Suzy Stewart has joined DHR International’s retail practice, where she will head up executive search for the firm’s fashion apparel division.

Stewart will report to Frank Spencer, the global head of the retail…

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Fashion Features

John Pletzke Tapped J. Jill Vice President

NEW YORK — John Pletzke has been appointed as J. Jill Group’s new vice president of product management and sourcing.

He is responsible for product sourcing and execution from design inception through production.

Pletzke…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Asian Alliance…Humming Along

ASIAN ALLIANCE: The next edition of Interstoff Asia in Hong Kong will run concurrently with Source It, a trade fair focused on garments, accessories and machinery and organized by the ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries, show officials…

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Fashion Features

Tarrant Sells Shares, Issues New Guidance

Tarrant Apparel Group has closed on its offering of 850,000 shares of non-voting Series A Convertible Preferred Stock at $38 a share.

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Fashion Features

Polo Names Don Baum Senior VP

Former Liz Claiborne executive Don Baum will join Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. on Nov. 3 as senior vice president of global manufacturing.

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Nathalie Marciano at home in Beverly Hills.

People

Guess Who?

Nathalie Marciano, creative director of Charles David and Guess Footwear, is also a film producer.

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Martin Amis, photographed by his wife, Isabel Fonseca.

People

Amis Amiss

Author Martin Amis inspires intense emotion.

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