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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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At Barneys New York, Black Is Back in Quarter As Owners Evaluate Bids

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Overview

Barneys New York is in what appears to be an enviable position. The retailer's latest results reflect the kind of figures most companies up for sale could only hope for: Profits instead of losses.

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Fashion Features

The Return of Wolfgang Joop

NEW YORK — Three years after selling and then leaving his namesake company, Wolfgang Joop is returning to the fashion fold with his new line, Wunderkind. “I wanted to do a timeless collection that is representative of my own personal taste…

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Financial

At Barneys New York, Black is Back in Quarter As Owners Evaluate Bids

With Barneys New York up for sale, its improved financial results for the second quarter seem to put its owners in an enviable position.

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Retail

Esprit Sets Team to Rebuild in U.S.

Esprit has promoted Carmine Porcelli to director of Esprit U.S., a new post that’s critical to its attempt to rebuild its wholesale business in America.

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Andy Roddick in N.Y. on Tuesday.

Fashion Features

Reebok Pumps Roddick, Dumps Venus

NEW YORK — While Reebok was touting its new Andy Roddick apparel line and marketing campaign in New York on Tuesday, one of the company’s other sponsored players, Venus Williams, was noticeably absent. Williams, a Reebok-backed athlete for…

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Retail

In Brief: Visualizing Saks … Night Shift … Adidas Sues Polo

VISUALIZING SAKS: Stephen R. Byers has been named executive vice president of stores and visual merchandising for Carson Pirie Scott & Co., a division of the department store group of Saks Inc. Byers will oversee store and visual…

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Fashion Features

Clarifications

Kenneth Cole New York Signature, a higher-priced portion of the designer’s sportswear collection, will retail for $80 to $100 for tops, $120 to $200 for bottoms, $200 to $600 for jackets and $200 to $300 for dresses for spring. These prices were…

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The new luxe dressing room area.

Retail

Revamping a Designer Floor at Barneys

NEW YORK — Barneys New York’s newly renovated second floor is already causing quite a stir. On an unassuming Tuesday morning, a bevy of shoppers carrying Birkins and customized Goyard totes and wearing everything from Pucci to Prada were…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Changing Places … Camping Out?

CHANGING PLACES: It isn’t fashion week without a little scheduling shuffle, and several designers have jump-started this season’s game of musical chairs with changes to their fashion week plans. Chado designer Ralph Rucci

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A sketch from Nicole Miller Signature.

Fashion Features

Luxe Lives

Wolfgang Joop returns with Wunderkind, Sass & Bide comes up from Down Under with a high-end collection and Nicole Miller adds a touch of the Irish.

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Moderate brands like Bandolino have to compete with a host of economic concerns for consumers’ dollars.

Retail

Squeezed Consumers Spending Less on Apparel

NEW YORK — Companies targeting moderate shoppers face a significant hurdle in their marketing efforts: These shoppers have a lot more on their minds than just clothes.

Spending by moderate women shoppers — traditionally defined as…

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Sag Harbor is launching its first national ad campaign for spring.

Fashion Features

Spring Ads to Lift Sag Harbor

NEW YORK — Swimming with the tide of the moderate market, Sag Harbor has tweaked its fashions to bring a more updated feel to the line, and now it’s time to communicate that to the consumer.

Kellwood Co., which owns the $600 million…

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Fashions from Gottschalks.

Financial

With an Eye on Inventories, Gottschalks Posts 2Q Profit

NEW YORK — Improved inventory management helped Gottschalks Inc. gain ground in second-quarter profit over the prior-year period, but the retailer’s sales continued to wane.

For the three months ended July 31, the Fresno,…

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Convention organizers have built this bridge connecting Madison Square Garden to the James Farley Post Office, which will serve as a media center.

Fashion Features

Security Aside, GOP Plans to Party in N.Y.

Concerns in New York over the threat of terrorism or unruly protests at next week’s GOP convention aren’t putting a damper on party and event plans.

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UNITE HERE, which will participate in a major labor rally on Sept. 1, hung this sign from its Seventh Avenue building last week.

Fashion Features

Protests Could Upstage Main Event

NEW YORK — While the details of the Republican National Convention will likely be well orchestrated and fairly limited in size and scope — 2,500 official delegates will meet for a total of 13 hours of sessions to nominate two men to run…

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Here and below: T-shirts supporting George Bush and John Kerry as well as encouraging people to vote are staples of the campaign.

Fashion Features

Election-Year Messages Fit To a T(-Shirt)

That staple of American wardrobes, the ever adaptable T-shirt, is morphing again in this presidential election year — as a message board.

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Retail

RBA to Shutter August Max, May Use Space for Other Units

The Casual Corner Group has decided to shut down its 84-unit August Max chain after attempts at revamping the offering this year bore little fruit.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Davines Seeks ‘Comfort Zone’

PARMA, Italy — A decade ago, Davines was just another small Italian beauty company, one that made a small profit on the professional hair circuit with its hair dyes.

But a diversification into skin care eight years ago caused what…

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Chenille bouclé jacket from the Emma James fall-holiday line.

Retail

Turning Up Fashion Volume to Compete

Makers have hit the fashion accelerator, keeping pace with trends seen in higher-priced lines, such as bright colors and bouclé jackets.

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Chanel placed the same ad in the September issues of Vogue, which had high brand-to-media consonance, and Elle, which was neutral, based on consumer responses to Brand Keys research.

Fashion Features

The Pressure on Print

NEW YORK — Magazines are no longer the marketing monoliths they’ve long been for fashion brands.

That’s in part because the ongoing fragmentation of the media and their audience has contributed to a decline in the amount of…

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

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