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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 23hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


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


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

Another Deal for Prada: Sale of Helmut Lang Brand Imminent

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First Prada parted with Jil Sander, now it's bidding farewell to Helmut Lang. The name of the buyer could not be learned, but sources in New York indicated that it is a Japanese company.

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Another Deal for Prada: Sale of Helmut Lang Brand Imminent

First Prada parted with Jil Sander, now it’s bidding farewell to Helmut Lang.

clock March 17, 2006Amanda Kaiser and Marc Karimzadeh

Joe Gromek Amanda Beard Roger Williams and Sheree Wateerson at the Speedo party

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Speedo Pool Party … Adidas Sneaks Into Soho … Saying Au Revoir

Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard didn’t catch too much of the Winter Games last month, but she found time for one sport.

clock March 17, 2006WWD Staff


New York & Co. 4Q Profits, Sales Rise

Women’s specialty retailer New York & Co. Inc. reported on Thursday that fourth-quarter earnings, fueled by strong holiday sales, rose 14.4 percent.

clock March 17, 2006Meredith Derby


Langer to Be Named Valley President

Joann Langer is expected to be named president of Alvin Valley, the designer sportswear company here.

clock March 17, 2006Lisa Lockwood


Asprey to Close N.Y. Flagship

The lavish Asprey flagship on Fifth Avenue will soon lower its flag.

clock March 17, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Fashion House Welcomes Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi has entered a license agreement with The Fashion House Inc., Los Angeles, to manufacture and distribute two footwear collections under the designer’s name.

clock March 17, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Generra Names Ferlisi Creative Director

Generra has found its new creative voice — Pina Ferlisi.

clock March 17, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“You can’t think about [Saks] as one store type. What New York is, is a little different from Tulsa … “

clock March 17, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Winner’s Circle

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

clock March 17, 2006WWD Staff

Shashi Batra


Perricone’s Bumpy Takeoff

Armed with an infusion of cash and the addition of top management talent, Nicholas Perricone, M.D., is embarking on a bold expansion plan for his cosmeceutical skin care business and putting a fresh face on his prospects.

clock March 17, 2006Pete Born

Erin O'Connor appears in Tracy's ads.

Fashion Features

Ellen Tracy’s New Start in Beauty

There’s a new girl in Liz Claiborne’s fragrance family. Her name is Tracy, as in Ellen Tracy.

clock March 17, 2006Julie Naughton

The Origins for Men assortment.

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Origins: Taking It to the Man

With men spending more time and money on grooming in recent years, upscale beauty brands have intensified efforts to attract male consumers.

clock March 17, 2006Matthew W. Evans

The Sanctuary bowed in Target stores this month

Fashion Features

Target Plucks U.K. Spa Brand, Expands Bath

Target wants to give its customers a passport to beauty brands from across the globe and is designating a revamped bath and body section as the newest stop on its tour.

clock March 17, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Nurturing Niche Brands

As Target continues to pepper its beauty mix with exclusive finds, the mass retailer has partnered with Smart Brands Inc., a fledgling Canadian firm, to develop three private label brands.

clock March 17, 2006Molly Prior

Kerry Washington

Fashion Features

Washington Signs L’Oreal Contract

L’Oreal Paris has named Kerry Washington a spokesperson for its stable of beauty brands worldwide.

clock March 17, 2006Andrea Nagel

Napolean Perdis Cosmetics eye shadows

Fashion Features

Napoleon Perdis’ Northern Exposure

A year after invading the U.S. market, Napoleon Perdis is about to land in Canada.

clock March 17, 2006Brian Dunn

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Budget Beauty Line Takes on Prestige

The marketing effort ties into Del Laboratories’ strategy of narrowing its focus to two core brands, namely N.Y.C. and Sally Hansen, while phasing out fringe businesses, such as Naturistics.

clock March 17, 2006Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

Snippets: Speedy Recovery … L’Oreal Moves … Theater Lover …

The Avon Foundation has teamed up with New York Yankees manager Joe Torre for an event to raise funds to stop domestic violence.

clock March 17, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Inter Parfums SA Net Up 5%; Eyes Acquisitions

Inter Parfums SA, the Paris subsidiary of Inter Parfums Inc., reported higher than expected profits, reiterated it is gearing up for acquisitions in 2006 and said its fragrance license with fashion brand Celine would end next year.

clock March 17, 2006Ellen Groves

Trumans front end with oval-shaped bar and styling stations

Fashion Features

Truman’s Gentlemanly Concept

Manhattan’s upscale barbershop scene is about to get a new player.

clock March 17, 2006Matthew W. Evans

New StriVectin items

Fashion Features

Brands Get Hands-on With Beauty

Basic Research, the distributor known for bringing StriVectin’s stretch mark cream to department store beauty counters, is gearing up for the launch of four new products aimed at broadening its presence in the prestige market.

clock March 17, 2006Michelle Edgar

Isaac Mizrahi


Memo Pad: Borrowed Memories … Isaac All The Time

Does the fashion industry have its very own James Frey in the making?

clock March 17, 2006WWD Staff


Goldin Feldman To Shutter Firm

Goldin Feldman, a third-generation furrier that produces the Anne Dee Goldin collection, is closing its business this spring.

clock March 17, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg


Apparel Prices Drop 1.3%

Retail prices for women’s apparel slid a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent last month and were 2.5 percent below year-ago levels, according to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index, released Thursday.

clock March 17, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Bush Gets Tough on Counterfeiting

President Bush on Thursday signed into law a bill that increases criminal penalties for counterfeiting.

clock March 17, 2006Kristi Ellis


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

clock 24hLisa Lockwood

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