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Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.

clock December 7, 2016David Moin and Evan Clark

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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Growing Mulberry: Net Climbs for ‘Insider’ Brand

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Overview

Mulberry, the British accessories and ready-to-wear brand, is blooming. Profits at Mulberry Group plc shot up to $3.64 million, or 2 million pounds at current exchange, propelled by sales of its no-logo, weathered-looking leather handbags.

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Jennifer Lopez

Beauty Features

Dueling Divas

A fragrance celebrity bonanza is shaping up for fall with the launches of Fantasy Britney Spears and Live Jennifer Lopez.

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The new Ambre Passion scent.

Beauty Features

Mercier’s Passion for Amber

Laura Mercier’s new fragrance, Ambre Passion, which launches in September, may be the makeup artist’s third entry in the category, but she’s calling it her first “true signature” scent.

clock June 24, 2005Bryn Kenny

Textiles

Greenspan Warns on China Tariffs

Fed chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress that imposing tariffs on Chinese imports would hurt the economy, but many senators disagreed.

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Financial

Vendor Group Meets on Chargebacks

Vendors have followed through on a promise and formed a coalition to work with retailers on key business practices.

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Textiles

Human Trafficker Gets 40 Years

A former factory owner in American Samoa was sentenced to 40 years in prison for holding Chinese and Vietnamese workers in forced servitude.Fall ads for Mulberry, shot by Paolo Roversi, will break in August.

clock June 24, 2005Evan Clark

Retail

In Brief: Intermix Hits Southampton … Rite Aid Profit Slips

INTERMIX HITS SOUTHAMPTON: Intermix is to open its first store in the Hamptons today, a 3,600-square-foot boutique at 64 Main Street in Southampton, N.Y. The chain’s ninth location was designed by Manhattan-based L.E.F.T. Design and…

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Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“The really wonderful thing about it is, since it’s Steve Florio’s book, no one will read it. He worked his whole life just to get to the point where he had the time to write a book.”

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Deborah Norville

People

Suzy

Looking at the giddy social scene in London … First Niece Lauren Bush is celebrating her 21st birthday tonight with a buffet supper at 21, naturally.

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Lindsay Lohan

People

Rock Stars

The DeBeers LV store opening party was met by protesters, including Gloria Steinem, complaining about how the diamonds were mined.

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Uma Thurman, the new face of Tag Heuer.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Dressed For Success … Diamond Fiction … Ecko Tunes In …

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: Tom Cruise appears to be obsessed with something other than Katie Holmes. In his new flick, “War of the Worlds,” which arrives in theaters Wednesday, Cruise wears Paper Denim…

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The single-page Live ad.

Beauty Features

Lancaster Goes Live With J.Lo

For her fourth fragrance, pop icon Jennifer Lopez said she is looking to showcase a few facets that helped catapult her to stardom.

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Britney Spears

Beauty Features

A Fragrance Fantasy for Spears

Britney Spears has gone from being Curious to having a Fantasy.

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Claudia Poccia

Beauty Features

Poccia Recruited to Head Mark

Avon Products has named former Stila executive Claudia Poccia president of its young-spirited Mark brand, a post vacant since January.

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Jennifer Sagawa, Michelle McCabe and Cindy Lin of Mark.

Beauty Features

Mark Offers Packed Fall Lineup

Avon’s Mark brand may have been without a president for the last five months, but the team Deborah Fine left in January has been readying a full slate of products for fall.

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Patrice Louvet, Natasha Richardson, Brad Johns and Marc Pritchard.

Beauty Features

Brad Johns Joins Clairol

Clairol announced inking a multiyear partnership with celebrity colorist Brad Johns Monday night, naming him the company’s global color director.

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Skin Effects by Dr. Jeffrey Dover will bow at CVS in August.

Beauty Features

Dermatologist Creates CVS Exclusive

CVS will soon clear room in its beauty department for yet another exclusive brand.

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Items from Lierac Paris.

Beauty Features

Lierac Adds Cachet to Duane Reade Centres

The latest French import isn’t wine or cheese, it’s luxury skin care brand Lierac Paris, which just found its way into Duane Reade’s SkinFitness Centres.

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Jewel poses during The Healing Garden photo shoot.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Jewel’s Garden … Charles Worthington Salon Bids Adieu … Step Right Up …

JEWEL’S GARDEN: Coty Beauty has signed songbird-poet Jewel to serve as the face of The Healing Garden Organics’ upcoming “Save Your Skin, Save the Planet” campaign. Next month, The Healing Garden will introduce its first organic…

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Wet n Wild's acne skin care line.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Wet n Wild Takes Fresh Skin Approach

NEW YORK — At a time when mass market skin care prices are going through the roof, Wet n Wild is bringing value to the category.

With the launch of Wet n Wild Fresh Face Skincare and Fresh Face Skincare Acne, the company hopes to…

clock June 24, 2005Faye Brookman

Items from the Patricia Wexler M.D. line.

Beauty Features

Wexler Taps New Skin Technology

NEW YORK — As Bath & Body Works continues its course to become a retailer offering world-class beauty brands, executives saw it was remiss in not being part of the explosive dermatology skin care category.

“This is not a trend. The…

clock June 24, 2005Andrea Nagel

The June/July cover of Budget Living.

Media

Memo Pad: Spin For Min? … Over Budget … Slow Out Of The Gate …

SPIN FOR MIN?: So it’s happily ever after for Janice Min and Us Weekly? It would certainly appear that way. Speaking to WWD Thursday, Wenner Media vice chairman Kent Brownridge confirmed a report in…

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Pentagram's taxi with sliding doors.

Fashion Features

Taking Taxis Into the 21st Century

For many, a ride in a New York City taxi can be memorable, but not necessarily for the right reasons.

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An image of Ghana's Larabanga Mosque.

Fashion Features

Monumental Gallery Opening

The World Monuments Watch program, an offshoot of the World Monuments Fund, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by opening a gallery.

clock June 24, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Mood-enhancing lights created by Artemide.

Fashion Features

Pompidou Spans the Globe for Latest and Greatest

PARIS — Design goes beyond sleek hotels and groovy chairs. It also is being applied to portable phone rings and even eliminating the hanging chads that helped decide the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

Showcasing design’s varied faces…

clock June 24, 2005Robert Murphy

Fall ads for Mulberry, shot by Paolo Roversi, will break in August.

Fashion Features

Growing Mulberry: Net Climbs for ‘Insider’ Brand

Mulberry, the British accessories and ready-to-wear brand, saw profits blossom to $3.6 million for the year, propelled by sales of leather bags.

clock June 24, 2005Samantha Conti

Narciso Rodriguez

Beauty Features

Narciso Rodriguez Expands With Second Scent for Her

The new edition sports a different, pink floral top note containing rose and peach pulp.

clock June 24, 2005Bryn Kenny

Retail

Macy’s Home Store Gets New Chief

Federated Department Stores replaced the head of its Macy’s Home Store, signaling that a year-old strategy is not progressing as smoothly as anticipated, retail experts said.

clock June 24, 2005David Moin

Textiles

EU Trade Breaks Favor Poor Countries

The European Union on Thursday agreed to a new list of products that receive reduced duty rates, which is likely to benefit textiles and apparel exporters from poor African, Asian and Latin American nations.

clock June 24, 2005John Zarocostas

"Razzle-dazzle" accessories were seen in Saint-Tropez and London.

Fashion Features

Doneger Group Highlights European Trends

NEW YORK — After surveying the latest looks in Europe, Doneger Group trendspotters David Wolfe and Amanda Hallay believe the future of American fashion lies in the ever-popular tunics and gypsy skirts, “razzle-dazzle” accessories and a splash of…

clock June 24, 2005Katie Freedman

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

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