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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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Limited’s Time Machine: Building Bigelow’s Future By Tapping Into Its Past

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Overview

West Village apothecary C.O. Bigelow and Limited ceo Leslie Wexner have teamed up on a new product line and retail concept for Bath & Body Works.

From This Issue

Ian Ginsberg and Neil Fiske

Beauty Features

Limited’s Time Machine: Building Bigelow’s Future By Tapping Into Its Past

West Village apothecary C.O. Bigelow and Limited ceo Leslie Wexner have teamed up on a new product line and retail concept for Bath & Body Works.

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SMU president R. Gerald Turner and J.C. Penney’s Allen Questrom.

Retail

J.C. Penney Chiefs Look Back, Ahead

DALLAS — Allen Questrom, J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s departing chairman and chief executive officer, and his successor, Myron E. Ullman 3rd, reflected on the past and looked toward the future on Thursday at the new J.C. Penney Archives at…

clock December 10, 2004Rusty Williamson

Retail

Gap Appoints Ex-YSL Exec

LOS ANGELES — Gap Inc. has hired Joshua Schulman, former executive vice president of worldwide merchandise at Yves Saint Laurent, to be senior vice president of international strategic alliances, a new position.

“He will be leading…

clock December 10, 2004Michelle Tyree

Financial

Firms Hiring Less and Later for Holidays

NEW YORK — Retailers are hiring holiday workers later in the season and taking on fewer of the part-time employees compared with previous years.

Analysts and consultants said the reason is that retailers are fretting over rising operating…

clock December 10, 2004Dawn S. Kissi

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“China continues to be our most exciting opportunity.’’

— Robert Toth, president of Avon International

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Cult Status … Crew Sales Up …

CULT STATUS: Blue Pen Inc., the parent company of contemporary and juniors’ brands Blue Cult, Sacred Blue and Blue 2, has promoted Scott Drake to the new position of president of sales and marketing. Drake, formerly president…

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Fashion Features

Correction

A photo of Kmart and Sears executives that appeared on Thursday was taken by Peter Morgan/Reuters/Landov.

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Scarlett Johansson and Topher Grace

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Dynamic Duos … Peace in a Pod … Karl’s Next Step …

DYNAMIC DUOS: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Brad Pitt shared more than just a red carpet at the “Ocean’s Twelve” premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night — they also shared…

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Chinese shoppers stock up on consumables at a Sam’s Club in Beijing.

Retail

China to Kick Off a Retail Revolution

Christmas is coming early to foreign retailers in China, with restrictions set to be lifted Saturday allowing them to enter and expand there more easily.

clock December 10, 2004Betsy Lowther

The ad visual, featuring Carolyn Murphy.

Beauty Features

Smoothing the Lines

Estee Lauder

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder is taking another stab at perfection.

The brand plans to unveil Perfectionist CP+ — which will replace its existing Perfectionist serum, launched two years ago…

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Mally Roncal

Beauty Features

What to Watch: Mally’s Moment … Celeb-O-Meter … Label Laws …

Mally’s Moment

NEW YORK — Watch out, Scott Barnes: another celebrity makeup artist, Mally Roncal, is jumping on the QVC bandwagon for the launch of her line, Mally Beauty. Roncal, known as much for her vivacious…

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Paul Teutul Sr. and son Paul Jr. with their 4-Up Softail.

Beauty Features

Racers and Bikers in Beauty’s Fast Lane

NEW YORK — Just as automobiles come in all shapes and sizes, so do the fragrance deals that hinge on them.

Last week Avon became the latest beauty company to join the automotive fray by signing Kasey Kahne, a rising star with the NASCAR…

clock December 10, 2004Matthew W. Evans

The Radiant Red collection.

Beauty Features

John Frieda: Keeping Red Real

Radiant Red, John Frieda Professional Hair Care’s new color-protective line, is giving fiery types a permanent home in the spotlight.

clock December 10, 2004Dana Wood

Foam bath sponge by Pinnacle.

Beauty Features

Sponges’ New Twists

FLEMINGTON, N.J. — At a recent overnight camping trip, 11-year-old Sarah Saltsman had something that none of her bunkmates had in their grooming kits — a foam bath sponge in the shape of a flower. Amidst the plethora of mesh sponges,…

clock December 10, 2004Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Multiple Beauty Merchant Moves

NEW YORK — Several respected cosmetics merchants have moved to new companies. Early next year, Kathy Steirly will relocate to Illinois to join Walgreen Co. as divisional merchandise manager for beauty. Steirly was recently vice president of…

clock December 10, 2004Faye Brookman

Philippe Harousseau standing alongside Dove’s new styling line.

Beauty Features

Dove’s Great Expansion

Dove’s expansion into hair care, skin care and deodorants has helped to double its U.S. sales in the last five years to the $1 billion mark.

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Patrice Louvet

Beauty Features

Clairol Rolls Out Red Carpet for Louvet

NEW YORK — Clairol gave its new leader, Patrice Louvet, a very ceremonial introduction to beauty editors Wednesday, taking over the Presidential Suite at the Ritz Carlton Hotel for the occasion. The French-born Louvet assumed his new role as…

clock December 10, 2004Molly Prior

Alexandra Keeling

Beauty Features

When the Stars Come Out

LOS ANGELES — Come Monday, the nominations for the 62nd Golden Globes — honoring the best in television and cinema — will be announced here, sparking a chorus of telephone rings as stars, publicists and fashion designers try to…

clock December 10, 2004Rose Apodaca and Marcy Medina

L’Wren Scott

Beauty Features

Hall Of Famers

Jessica Paster and L’Wren Scott consistently rack up the hits.

clock December 10, 2004Rose Apodaca and Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

As Seen in Vogue

Tina Chai, Samira Nasr, Kate Young
This trio of Manhattanites toiled as fashion assistants at Vogue in the late Nineties, then used their know-how and connections to score styling jobs on their own. With a burgeoning number of…

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Fashion Features

Rack and File



While their ranks are growing, the style makers actually working with the film, TV and music industries’ elite are an elite bunch themselves. Here, a few newcomers and some veterans working with Hollywood’s…

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Kathy Jeung

Beauty Features

Hair! Makeup! Action!

Mark Townsend

Hairstylist Townsend’s frequent-flier-mile account gets filled fast: At press time, he was juggling marathon movie press junkets for three of his A-list clients, which meant zigzagging the coasts and…

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An Image from Louis Vuitton’s spring campaign, starring Uma Thurman.

Media

Memo Pad: Vuitton’s Choice … Vogue Spawn … A Very Vogue Wedding …

VUITTON’S CHOICE: Marc Jacobs first encountered Uma Thurman some 20 years ago, when the Parsons fashion graduate scored a design job at the contemporary sportswear firm Sketchbook on 38th…

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The winning lineup.

Beauty Features

In the Winners’ Circle With Beauty’s Best

NEW YORK — More than 100 beauty executives flocked to Le Parker Meridien Hotel here yesterday for the second annual WWD Beauty Biz Awards. Among those on hand: L’Oréal’s Jean Paul Agon, Estée Lauder’s William…

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Deeda Blair in her Washington home.

People

Deeda Blair’s ‘Annus Horribilis’

WASHINGTON — “I don’t care to glitter,” says Catherine “Deeda” Blair, dressed in monochromatic gray Chanel, accented by a signature thin plume of gray cigarette smoke encircling her bouffant coiffure.

Her…

clock December 10, 2004Susan Watters

Fashion Features

Comments on Safeguards Heat Trade-Debate Rift

Industry firms filed hundreds of pages of public comments on six of nine safeguard petitions that seek to curb imports on a range of Chinese goods.

clock December 10, 2004Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

WTO Chief: End of Quotas ‘On Track’

GENEVA — World Trade Organization chief Supachai Panitchpakdi said Thursday at a special session on the Jan. 1 end of the quota system on textiles and apparel that it “will not only contribute to increasing trading opportunities, but will…

clock December 10, 2004John Zarocostas

Malden Mills

Fashion Features

Malden Facing Potential Strike

Malden Mills is facing a strike by its unionized workforce, which was set to vote Thursday evening on whether to accept a new three-year contract.

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Retail

Controller at Hilfiger Resigns

NEW YORK — James P. Reilly resigned Tuesday as vice president and corporate controller of Tommy Hilfiger Corp., according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reilly, who was with the firm about 10 years, accepted a…

clock December 10, 2004Evan Clark

Coco Kopelman

People

Suzy

Sophia Loren and Giorgio Armani lead the dignitary parade for the reopening of La Scala…The life and times of Christian Lacroix…The new rat pack.

clock December 10, 2004Aileen Mehle

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Raf Simons

Fashion

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

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Social Studies