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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 14hEvan 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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New Coach Flagship: Bigger, Better and a $20M Business

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Overview

The $1.7 billion accessories brand today will unveil its redesigned and expanded flagship at 595 Madison Avenue at the corner of East 57th Street. The store, at 10,000 square-feet, is the company's largest anywhere.

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The Coach store.

Retail

New Coach Flagship: Bigger, Better and a $20M Business

Coach unwraps an early holiday present today when it reopens its newly designed and expanded flagship at 595 Madison Avenue.

clock November 18, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Robert Burke

Financial

Burke to Exit Bergdorf’s

Robert Burke, Bergdorf Goodman’s senior vice president of fashion and public relations, is leaving the store on Jan. 15 to start his own luxury consulting company based here, Robert Burke Associates.

clock November 18, 2005David Moin

Financial

Gap Earnings Decline in Qtr.

Gap Inc. reported weak third-quarter earnings due to soft traffic levels at its three chains and disappointing customer response to fall merchandise.

clock November 18, 2005Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“Frankly, none of you make anything that is irreplaceable. What you have to become is irresistible.”

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Burberry’s Big Day … New Boutique

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock November 18, 2005WWD Staff

Jean-Paul Agon, Abraham H. Foxman, Guy Peyrelongue, Lindsay Owen-Jones and Laurent Attal.

Fashion Features

Owen-Jones Honored

During his storied 36-year career at L’Oreal, Lindsay Owen-Jones has acquired a tall stack of titles and honors, including a knighthood.

clock November 18, 2005Pete Born

The Hot ancillaries.

Fashion Features

Ralph’s Hot Fragrance Set To Heat Up Retail for Spring

Ralph Lauren Fragrances, a division of L’Oreal, will launch Ralph Lauren Hot in March, the newest addition to the designer’s scent lineup.

clock November 18, 2005Julie Naughton

Lab Series Instant Moisture items.

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Aramis Overhauls Lab Series

Aramis Lab Series has one goal in the men’s prestige treatment arena: to blow past sister brand Clinique and move from the number two-spot to the top ranking.

clock November 18, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Clinica Beauty's Previous line.

Fashion Features

Skin Care From Rio: The Latest Doctor Brand

A new brand is emerging on the doctor scene. It boasts antiaging face and body care, plus post-plastic surgery face care.

clock November 18, 2005Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

Top Notes: Dior’s Darling

Dior’s celebrity makeup artist, Pati Dubroff, definitely has drawing power.

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Burt's Bees' new conditioner, shampoo, soothing stick for babies and face mist.

Fashion Features

Burt’s Bees Stays Natural Despite Growth

Executives at Burt’s Bees want everyone to know that just because the company is growing by leaps and bounds doesn’t mean its natural positioning will change one bit.

clock November 18, 2005Andrea Nagel

A selection from Mark's Toute Sweet collection.

Fashion Features

Avon Welcomes Poccia to Mark

Just two weeks into her term as president of Avon’s Mark brand, Claudia Poccia has implemented her first order of business, unofficially dubbed “the listening tour.”

clock November 18, 2005Molly Prior

Lip & Nail Shimmergel

Fashion Features

Lip-Ink’s Gel for Nails, Lips

Lip-Ink, the California company that pioneered semipermanent lip color with a line of long-lasting lip products, is now aiming to appeal to a younger market in mass stores.

clock November 18, 2005Kavita Daswani

Diana Dolling-Ross

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Town & Country Apothecary Unveils New Look

When the ribbon is cut at the grand reopening of Town & Country Apothecary here today, there will be fewer reasons than ever for local consumers to venture to the shopping mall or even spa.

clock November 18, 2005Faye Brookman

The four scents from Anthony Body Sprays.

Fashion Features

Anthony Gets a Fragrance

The men’s body spray business soon will have an expanded presence in the specialty and department store arena.

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Sveva Gallmann, Roger Schmid and Kuki Gallmann.

Fashion Features

Roger Schmid Embarks on New Projects

After 36 years of working in the fragrance industry, Roger Schmid has made a name for himself as a maverick of sorts.

clock November 18, 2005Bryn Kenny

Fashion Features

Bumble Taps Pitsch as GM

Karl-Heinz Pitsch has been named general manager of Bumble and bumble, reporting to Michael Gordon, the brand’s founder and president.

clock November 18, 2005Julie Naughton

Dan Brestle

Fashion Features

Lauder Buyout a Facet of Streamlining

A buyout offer to employees at the Estee Lauder Cos. has been warmly received, according to Dan Brestle, chief operating officer.

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Financial

Sales, Operating Profits Are Strong at Richemont

Although Richemont’s net profits slid 27 percent to $656.5 million in the first half, sales and operating profit both saw double-digit growth.

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Sidney Toledano with his father, Boris.

Fashion Features

Dior’s Toledano Awarded Legion of Honor

Born in Morocco and trained as an engineer, Toledano launched his fashion career at footwear firm Kickers and continued his expertise with leather goods at Lancel before joining Dior in 1994. He was named president in 1998.

clock November 18, 2005Robert Murphy and Miles Socha

Santa, Rachel Weisz and Frédéric de Narp get in the holiday spirit.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Political Fashion … Rich Bride … Weisz Woman …

Gant has found a new face of fashion: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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Kent Brownridge

Media

Charting Wenner After Brownridge

It takes an exceptionally savvy, thick-skinned and Machiavellian sort of person to last for 31 years in the shadow of Jann Wenner, where firing is always just a mood swing away.

clock November 18, 2005Jeff Bercovici and Sara James

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Media

Memo Pad: Out Of Sync … Notes From The Net … Speakers Of The House

According to sources, Ziff Davis Media is looking to unload Sync, its two-year-old title for gadget-loving men.

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger with wife Maria Shriver at the fashion show in Beijing.

Fashion Features

Schwarzenegger Brings Calif. Fashion to Beijing

There was a mix of California and China at a fashion show Thursday night here as part of the Made in California Expo being spearheaded by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

clock November 18, 2005Lisa Movius

The C&C shop at Bloomingdale's flagship in New York.

Retail

C&C Expansion Hits Bloomingdale’s

C&C California, the barely three-year-old T-shirt company, is thinking big and bigger.

clock November 18, 2005Michelle Dalton Tyree

Financial

Nordstrom Net Up 38%, Raises Guidance for Year

Nordstrom Inc. posted a 38.2 percent profit gain for the third quarter on sales that rose 8.4 percent and raised its earnings outlook for fiscal year.

clock November 18, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Profits at Victoria's Secret were partially offset by struggles in Limited's apparel division. Here, the New York flagship on 34th Street.

Financial

Apparel Woes Lead to Loss for Limited

Limited Brands Inc. posted a third-quarter loss of $12.3 million against year-ago net income of $78.3 million, dragged down by its apparel unit.

clock November 18, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

Analyst Raises Price Target on Sears Holdings

Shares of Sears closed at $119.50, up 2.4 percent in trading on Thursday.

clock November 18, 2005Vicki M. Young

Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore

People

Chow Fun

The Gucci team took over Michael and Eva Chow’s Bel-Air mansion for a benefit for the Children’s Action Network and Westside Children’s Center.

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Reese Witherspoon as June Carter in "Walk the Line."

People

Country Girl

Reese Witherspoon is running backstage to make her cue when she runs bang into Joaquin Phoenix and the rosettes on her pink polkadot dress get caught on his guitar strap.

clock November 18, 2005Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Essentialist

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

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