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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 18hEvan 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.

clock December 7, 2016David Moin

The Strike That Could Kill Christmas

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Overview

The stakes were high for the city's retailing industry, particularly major department stores such as Macy's and Saks, in a holiday season that has been marked by ups and downs as retailers aim for same-store sales increases of 4 to 6 percent.

From This Issue

A look from the fall Calvin Klein jeans campaign.

Fashion Features

Warnaco Buys Calvin Licenses for $286M

Warnaco Group Inc. is aiming to become a Calvin Klein powerhouse.

clock December 21, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

In Brief: Sports Talk … IMG’s Russian Deal … Coldwater Coverage

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

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William D. Perez

Financial

U.S. Sales Boost Nike In 2nd Qtr.

Energized by strong sales in the U.S., Nike Inc. delivered robust top- and bottom-line growth in its second quarter despite declining gross margins.

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Prada's global ceo Patrizio Bertelli.

Financial

Prada USA’s Constance Darrow Departs

Constance Darrow, Prada USA Corp.’s veteran chief executive officer, has left the company.

clock December 21, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

New Yorkers found varying ways to make their commutes.

Financial

The Strike That Could Kill Christmas

Millions of New Yorkers and tourists struggled to cope with the first subway and transit strike in 25 years.

clock December 21, 2005WWD Staff

New Yorkers coped with a citywide transit strike.

Financial

Analysts Sound Alarm for Local Retail

Publicly traded retail specialty chains in the New York City area will feel a sting from the transit strike, but department store players such as Macy’s and Saks will likely suffer more, Wall Street analysts said.

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Edward Zhu, Warren Donner and Jerry Boyle.

Fashion Features

WD NY Expands With Style

It’s immediately clear walking into Warren Donner’s showroom on the seventh floor of 1412 Broadway here. He is anything but subtle.

clock December 21, 2005Julee Greenberg

The interior and exterior of the new Bebe flagship.

Retail

Bebe’s Turn: From Mall to Rodeo Drive

Bebe, the sexy, edgy specialty chain, is movin’ on up to Rodeo Drive in its first foray into the luxury market.

clock December 21, 2005Michelle Dalton Tyree

Inside True Religion in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Retail

True Religion Makes Low-Key Retail Debut

Denim resource True Religion has opened its first store, a 900-square-foot, hickory-paneled ode to Western style, on the main shopping drag in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

clock December 21, 2005Emili Vesilind

Karen Kimmel

Fashion Features

A Multimedia Romp, L.A. Style

Awash in blood-red paint, a naked Kembra Phaler, the Goth-like, performance artist-fashion designer, jaywalked on Melrose Avenue.

clock December 21, 2005Rose Apodaca

James Truman

Media

Memo Pad: Truman’s Travel Magazine … Joffe Shoves Off

Those Buddhist retreats and sojourns in Spain seem to have left quite an impression on James Truman.

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Financial

U.S. Probes Wal-Mart For Haz-Mat Violation

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles is investigating Wal-Mart for possibly violating federal regulations governing the transport of hazardous materials.

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The visual for Ferré.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Nocibe Owners to Sell Majority Stake … Ferre Scent Set for U.S. Rollout

Three investors in French perfumery chain Nocibe have decided to sell their stake in the retailer.

clock December 21, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Wholesale Prices Fall in November

Wholesale prices on domestically produced women’s and girls’ apparel rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in November.

clock December 21, 2005Evan Clark

Essentialist

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Amy Mellen

Fashion

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

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Social Studies