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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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Falling in Love With Fall: Retailers Praise Paris For Romantic Season

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Overview

The dark romance of the Paris collections — headlined by voluminous couture shapes, head-to-toe layering and a minimum of frills — put buyers in a bright mood as the international marathon of designer shows wound up over the weekend.

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Balenciaga

Fashion Features

Falling in Love With Fall: Retailers Praise Paris For Romantic Season

The dark romance of the Paris collections put buyers in a bright mood as the international marathon of designer shows wound up over the weekend.

clock March 7, 2006Robert Murphy and Miles Socha

Financial

Kohl’s Sells Credit Biz for $1.5B

Kohl’s Corp. has sold its private label credit card business to J.P. Morgan Chase for $1.5 billion.

clock March 7, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Bon-Ton Completes Store Deal With Saks

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. said on Monday that it has completed the $1.05 billion cash purchase of Saks’ northern department store group.

clock March 7, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Seven For All Mankind Wins Counterfeit Suit

Seven For All Mankind has won a $4.45 million default judgment in a counterfeiting and copyright infringement case against Rational Fashion Inc. and its owner Josh Mohrer.

clock March 7, 2006Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

In Brief: Michele Launch

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

clock March 7, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Bush Trade, Tax Ally to Exit House

Rep. Bill Thomas, the influential chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, said he will retire from Congress at the end of the year.

clock March 7, 2006Kristi Ellis

Financial

Brunschwig in Line For Celine CEO Job

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton will soon name Serge Brunschwig as the new chief executive officer of Celine, WWD has learned.

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Anna Wintour

Media

Memo Pad: An Epic Mystery … Win-Tour Of Duty

Any new company that comes along touting its revolutionary business model is regarded with a dose of skepticism.

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Eve

People

Class Menagerie

Wrapping up the scene after the Academy Awards, highlighted by Vanity Fair’s viewing party and post-Oscar bash at Morton’s.

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Kerry Washington

People

Quick Change Artists

The Oscars are as much about dressing up to the nines as anything else, and so it wasn’t surprising that several actresses swapped their red-carpet garb for party dresses Sunday night.

clock March 7, 2006Marcy Medina

People

Oscars Scoop: Blonde Ambition … Vintage Advantage? … Sight Unseen

BLONDE AMBITION: For Versace, all those star hits Sunday night may have gotten a boost from the house’s head mistress directing the show herself from her Rodeo Drive store and Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow. Following a critically…

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Elie Saab

Fashion Features

Fill It To The Trim – Elie Saab, Kenzo, Tao Comme des Garcons, Martin Grant, Antonio Berardi

Details, details. Designers in Paris used ruffled collars, rich embroidery, pleated motifs and other intricate trimmings.

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Louis Vuitton

Fashion Features

All Amped Up – Louis Vuitton, Lanvin

Paris was stretched to its limits for fall. Playing with proportions, designers volumized looks to perfection.

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Pharrell Williams and Lee Radziwill

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Gender Bender … Pillow Talk … Hide And Seek

While Reese Witherspoon was about to receive her Oscar Stateside, French actress Nathalie Baye was soaking up some front-row attention at Lanvin on Sunday.

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Hands on at Dior Jewelry.

Fashion Features

Rocks That Rock

De Castellane’s spectacular, one-of-a-kind pieces included a jellyfish brooch centered around a glowing fire opal, a ring depicting Cinderella’s ruby-studded slipper on a plump cushion of gold as well as chunky skull rings in turquoise or in coral.

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Guy Laroche

Fashion Features

Play By Play – Guy Laroche, Veronique Leroy, Charles Anastase, Tsumori Chisato

Herve Leroux was on a dress roll at Guy Laroche this season, with a swish of satin, a lick of lace and reams of black velvet set off by alabaster skin.

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Behnaz Sarafpour, right, with Shkendie Kaziu, selecting fabrics at Jakob Schlaepfer.

Fashion Features

An American Girl in Paris

Shopping Premiere Vision in Paris with Behnaz Sarafpour, who was looking for inspiration and some special embroideries.

clock March 7, 2006Daniela Gilbert

Inside La Maison Guerlain at Bergdorf's.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Guerlain Reopens at Bergdorf, Unveils Fragrance Trio in U.S. … Shiseido Phasing Out Iunx Parfums

Guerlain has reopened its space at Bergdorf Goodman, dubbed La Maison Guerlain after its Paris flagship.

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Fashion Features

Dolce & Gabbana Fetes 20th in Miami

Dolce & Gabbana is keeping closer tabs on Miami’s luxury market.

clock March 7, 2006Rebecca Kleinman

Interior of the Tory Burch boutique.

Retail

Tory Burch Unit Opens in Dallas

Tory Burch was surrounded by guests wearing a glittering array of her tunics at the opening last Thursday of her fourth U.S. boutique at Highland Park Village shopping center here.

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Heather and Margo Harrison

Retail

Gurej Doing Western for Today

Heather Harrison is Texas-born and bred and intends to celebrate that heritage at her new store in Houston and on the Web site she is launching April 1.

clock March 7, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

U.S. Makes WTO Proposal To Reduce Labeling Costs

The U.S. has proposed reducing costly labeling requirements for textiles, apparel and footwear as part of the Doha Round of global trade talks.

clock March 7, 2006John Zarocostas

Essentialist

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

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