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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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Socol Takes a Road Trip: Barneys Looks to Expand In S.F., Other Key Cities

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Overview

Barneys New York's Howard Socol is on the road again, this time to find real estate in an intensifying drive to create a billion-dollar luxury chain.

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Retail

Socol Takes a Road Trip: Barneys Looks to Expand In S.F., Other Key Cities

Barneys New York’s Howard Socol is on the road again, this time to find real estate in an intensifying drive to create a billion-dollar luxury chain.

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Jack Stahl

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Bloomingdale’s Makeover Gets Jolt … Eugene Perma Deal Reported … Revlon Extends Stahl’s Contract

Bloomingdale’s Makeover Gets Jolt

NEW YORK — Bloomingdale’s unveiled a new Molton Brown counter Tuesday as the latest step in the store’s drive to reconfigure its entire beauty floor along the lines of a…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: New Deal … Manhattan Journey … J. Crew Outlook

NEW DEAL: The Mills Corp. said Wednesday it formed a 50-50 venture with Ivanhoe Cambridge to acquire St. Enoch Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, from Deka Immobilien Investment Mills, which will manage the mall and receive development,…

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Fashion Features

Correction

In the coverage of the WWD/DNR CEO Summit, Natasha Singer contributed to the story on the speech given by Mikhail Kusnirovich of Bosco di Ciliegi, headlined “Bosco’s Russian Renaissance.”

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Financial

U.S. Economy Up 4% in Third

The U.S. economy grew 4 percent in the third quarter, faster than previously forecast, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday in its monthly Gross Domestic Product index.

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Fashion Features

Patrick Cox Splits From Jourdan

PARIS — Designer Patrick Cox and Charles Jourdan, the French luxury footwear and accessories firm, said on Wednesday that they were parting ways after a two-year collaboration.

Jourdan hired Cox, who is Canadian and based in London, in…

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Deborah Sim

Fashion Features

Frankly Darling, Sim’s Designs Look to Avoid Cliché Trappings

LONDON — Lingerie designer Deborah Sim wants her Frankly Darling collection to be as forthright as its name, avoiding any predictable lingerie clichés.

“I hate bows, and I don’t want to do things that are girly-girly or…

clock December 23, 2004Nina Jones

Technology

Reebok’s New Game

Reebok has signed a sponsorship deal with entertainment software firm Electronic Arts to feature gear in games prior to the product launch.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Family Ties … Patriotic Act

FAMILY TIES: Aza Ziegler certainly has the right bloodlines for fashion. Her parents, Mel and Patricia Ziegler, are founders of Banana Republic and Aza, just 12 years old, has been…

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People

Eye: Starlet Fever

A look at four up-and-coming young actresses: Emily Browning, Jennifer Ellison, Kyla Pratt and Sarah Steele.

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Koos Mfg. is making an expansion push.

Fashion Features

Denim Report: Koos Boosting Brand Roster … Serfontaine to Open Tokyo Store … Q-Gene Coming to America …

Koos Mfg. turned to a tried-and-true garment industry marketing tool for its latest brand, naming it Sam & Billy after the owner’s two sons.

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Technology

Top AOL Searches: The top 10 apparel, footwear and accessories search requests from AOL® Search.

AOL® Search, America Online’s search destination, revealed the year’s top searches based on the people and topics that received the highest volume of online queries between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30, 2004.

  1. LOUIS…

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Natalka Burian, co-owner of The Hanger.

Retail

Raising the Bar

Natalka Burian and Betsy Nadel knew they wanted to start a business together and they thought it would involve either fashion or alcohol. It does.

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AKA’s terry cloth jacket.

Fashion Features

Editors AKA Designers

NEW YORK — Having seen thousands of trends come and go, last winter three editors from Elle magazine, Abigale Levinson, Karen Reinitz and Ana Maria Pimentel, saw one in particular that inspired them to design their own collection….

clock December 23, 2004Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

More Best Sellers

  • Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti’s orange sleeveless chiffon top with wraparound sash, $2,270, at Forty Five Ten, Dallas.


  • Apple’s iPod, $299 for 20 GB, $399 for 40 GB, at…

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Essentialist

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

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Social Studies