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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.

clock 12hEvan Clark

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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Stepping on the Gas: Jessica Simpson Out To Build Megabrand

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Overview

Jessica Simpson's iconic status just made her $15 million richer through a deal with Vince Camuto, who bought her namesake brand for that amount.

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Vince Camuto and looks from the Princy by Jessica Simpson fall collection.

Fashion Features

Stepping on the Gas: Jessica Simpson Out To Build Megabrand

Jessica Simpson’s iconic status just made her $15 million richer through a deal with Vince Camuto, who bought her namesake brand for that amount.

clock August 16, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Norma Kamali

Fashion Features

Kamali, Everlast Team Up at Moret

Norma Kamali has inked a licensing deal with Jacques Moret for a contemporary sportswear collection in collaboration with Everlast.

clock August 16, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

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Media

Memo Pad: Empty Nesters … Gang of Four … Departures Has Arrived

Perhaps it’s time to stop talking about “nesting,” at least as far as magazines are concerned.

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H. Stern's advertising campaign featuring Kate Moss.

Media

H. Stern Gets Fresh Face At Sixty With Kate Moss

H. Stern is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a well-known fashion face — Kate Moss — in its new advertising campaign.

clock August 16, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Armani Taps McCollough as Senior VP

Doug McCollough has returned to Giorgio Armani Corp. as senior vice president of its retail division, a new post.

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Bella Pollen

People

Class Act

Talking British aristocrats with Bella Pollen, whose third book, “Hunting Unicorns,” sheds light on the subject.

clock August 16, 2005Ellen Burney

Vadis Turner

People

Paper Doll

Let artist Vadis Turner into your kitchen and she’ll whip you up a masterpiece — but not the edible kind.

clock August 16, 2005Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Kelly Porter and Bridgett Cochran of Porter Teleo.

People

Wall Flowers

The prevailing design mantra is that home decor should be expressive of one’s personality.

clock August 16, 2005Ashley Baker

Fashion Features

CFDA Award Winner To Open Cloak Store

The store, which is between Grand and Canal Streets in SoHo, is timed to open during New York Fashion Week.

clock August 16, 2005Sharon Edelson

A rendering of the new Self Center.

Retail

Beauty Beat: Self’s Retail Center Returns

The 14,000-square-foot space will open Sept. 26 and run through Oct. 21.

clock August 16, 2005Andrea Nagel

Kevan Hall saw interest in black-and-white combinations.

Fashion Features

Shoppers Get What They Want at Essex

Finding dressy casual clothes and easy-to-pack vacation clothes were priorities for buyers attending Designers at the Essex House show.

clock August 16, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

An evening gown from Rock Culture.

Fashion Features

Rock Culture Ready to Dress More Than Just Groupies

After a brief warm-up, Rock Culture is revving up for its second act.

clock August 16, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

B. Michael Eyes New CEO

B. Michael is shopping around for a new chief executive officer and investors.

clock August 16, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Garreau Designs' prints were inspired by African shells and the soft lines of film negatives.

Textiles

Prelude Goes Global for Inaugural Show

Exhibitors at the new Prelude textile show said apparel firms reacted to ethnic-inspired looks and simple luxury goods for fall 2006.

clock August 16, 2005WWD Staff

A port crane operator unloads cargo from the APL New York.

Textiles

APL New York Shifts Cargo Load

The APL New York container ship is the newest vessel in the APL fleet and could help solve the problem of West Coast port congestion.

clock August 16, 2005Ross Tucker

Financial

Higher Fuel Prices: A Two-Sided Threat

High fuel prices are a double-edged threat — consumer spending and shipping costs — against which retailers and vendors can do little to defend.

clock August 16, 2005Evan Clark

Textiles

Port Authority Seeks to Secure Supply Chain

Beth Rooney, manager of port security for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the next challenge is securing the supply chain.

clock August 16, 2005Ross Tucker

A Vivienne Westwood look from the exhibit.

Fashion Features

Westwood Hits Shanghai

Fashion means many things to many people, running the gamut from industry to inspiration, from lifestyle to luxury, and from status to subversion.

clock August 16, 2005Lisa Movius

Zadig & Voltaire is coming to America.

Retail

Zadig & Voltaire Begins U.S. Expansion in L.A.

Zadig & Voltaire, a Paris-based sportswear retailer, is entering the U.S. with a 3,700-square-foot shop in Sunset Plaza in Los Angeles.

clock August 16, 2005David Moin

Retail

Faconnable Enters Canada With New Deal

The wholly owned subsidiary of Nordstrom Inc. said on Monday it has signed an agreement with Throat Threads Apparel Inc. to distribute its brand in Canada.

clock August 16, 2005WWD Staff

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

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