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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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A Bountiful Season: Federated Bullish as Fall Starts Strong

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Overview

Fall is looking fabulous. Federated Department Stores posted a 3.3 percent sales gain for the second quarter and said it was optimistic about fall fashions.

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Bright Spot

Contrast stitching and colorful washes in denim are bringing new life to simple, straightforward skirts, jeans and tops.

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Macy’s 34th Street flagship.

Financial

A Bountiful Season: Federated Bullish as Fall Starts Strong

Federated Department Stores reported second-quarter income dropped 35 percent to $78 million, while sales were up 3.3 percent to $3.51 billion.

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Retail

In Brief: West Side Story … Dan River Layoffs … Prada’s Promise

WEST SIDE STORY: The mayor of London has given the green light to expand the city’s congestion charge zone westward across the capital by late 2006 — rolling into such key shopping areas as Knightsbridge, the King’s Road and…

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Retail

Corrections

Bally will renovate its stores in London, Geneva, New York, Beverly Hills and Hong Kong this fall, beginning with the London store late next month. It was incorrectly stated in a Fashion Scoop on Tuesday that the renovations had been…

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Apparel and products from Starter.

Fashion Features

Nike Acquires Starter for $43M

Nike Inc. bought the parent company of the Starter athletic brand for about $43 million and created a subsidiary to build brands in the mass market.

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Financial

Sitbon Files for Bankruptcy

In another sign of challenging market conditions for independent designers, Martine Sitbon has filed for the French equivalent of Chapter 11.

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Anna Molinari in her personalized cast.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Bright Eyes … Need for Speed … Cast Away

BRIGHT EYES: John Galliano is taking designer branding to a new frontier: contact lenses that outline the iris in fine circles of sparkling gold or black. The Dior Eyes — currently hitting shelves in Europe — can be worn for up to…

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Fashion Features

Susan Sokol Joins Wang

Susan Sokol, who in June came close to joining Sean John, has landed at Vera Wang Ltd. as president of Vera Wang Apparel, a new post.

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Abercrombie & Fitch jeans by Ezra Fitch, $118.

Fashion Features

WWDWalkthrough: A Lesson in B-T-S

With cold weather, backpacks and books around the corner, two college students visited leading retailers to shop for back-to-school.

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The revamped Versace Jeans Couture line has a new product and pricing strategy.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Versace Jeans Revival … They Call It Méli-Mélo … Dated Denim

Ittierre is looking to revamp its licensed Versace Jeans Couture for spring…Jeans all Dondup…They call it Méli-Mélo, quite rightly.

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Roots has already seen strong sales of its Olympic merchandise.

Fashion Features

Roots Branches Into Fashion

Roots Canada is banking on exposure at the Summer Olympics to propel sales of its new fashion lifestyle lines being introduced this fall.

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Fashion Features

Sidelines: Cold-Weather Deals

COLD-WEATHER DEALS: Candie’s Inc. has signed a new licensing agreement with Soho Fashion Ltd. for women’s and junior outerwear under the…

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Retail

Big-Box Ordinance Passes L.A. Council

LOS ANGELES — The city council here voted 12-1 Wednesday to pass the so-called big-box ordinance, which will require retailers to prove proposed superstores will not harm poorer communities before they are green-lighted for construction.

A…

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Financial

Loft Continues to Pace Ann Taylor

NEW YORK — Booming sales from Ann Taylor Loft stores spurred robust second-quarter earnings for Ann Taylor Stores Corp., ultimately positioning the division to overtake the company’s core concept.

For the three months ended July…

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Financial

Federated Could Make Barneys Play

NEW YORK — Federated Department Stores is looking for an acquisition candidate, but the question is whether Barneys New York is a good enough fit.

Although representatives for both firms declined comment, some industry sources said a…

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Fashion Features

Barneys’ Window Feature Finalists

NEW YORK — While Barneys New York’s windows regularly display satiric political or social commentary, this time around, the focus is an homage to the 10 designers who are quarterfinalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The nominees are…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: German Beauty Conglomerates Report Sales … Douglas Perfumeries

German Beauty Conglomerates Report Sales

BEIERSDORF BERLIN — Beiersdorf’s consumer division recorded a 1.8 percent decline in operating profits for the second quarter of 2004, but consumer sales for the period rose 2.2…

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Here and below: Reese Witherspoon’s stylish portrayal of Becky Sharp in “Vanity Fair.”

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Sharp Dresser

Talking with Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, costume designer for Mira Nair’s screen adaptation of “Vanity Fair”…Chatting with Chudney Ross

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People

Eye Scoop: Opera Takes Off … Horse Play

A double scoop.

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Chudney Ross

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Hampton Chudney

Until now, Diana Ross’ youngest daughter, Chudney Ross, 28, has kept a low profile — after graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in English and Fine Arts, she worked as a school teacher in an underincome district in Los…

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South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

Retail

Top California Malls: The 10 California Malls With the Highest Average Annual Sales Per Square Foot.

California can’t say it had the first shopping mall — that distinction goes to Country Club Plaza, which was built in 1922 in Kansas City, Mo. — but it does have the most. With 725.3 million square feet of gross leasable space,…

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

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