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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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Gap Blitz Begins: TV, Outdoor, Radio to Tout Icon’s Overhaul

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Overview

Despite slumping sales and impatient investors, Gap executives say the $6.8 billion business is poised for revival through a major overhaul. Among the maneuvers is one of the company's most complex and ambitious advertising campaigns.

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Mia Farrow in Gap's upcoming print ads promoting T-shirts.

Retail

Gap Blitz Begins: TV, Outdoor, Radio to Tout Icon’s Overhaul

Despite slumping sales and impatient investors, Gap executives say the $6.8 billion business is poised for revival through a major overhaul.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Jacob The Jeweler In Court … Levi’s City Digs … Bag Buy …

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

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Back-to-school looks from American Eagle.

Fashion Features

B-T-S: Back to the Seventies

For back-to-school 2006, looks will be less flashy, with more tailored, tighter silhouettes in darker shades, apparel analysts said.

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Ellen Barkin in a Geminola dress with Antony Langdon on their "shoe phones."

People

Secret Gardens

Lorraine Kirk, owner of vintage boutique Geminola, opened her lavender-filled West Village yard to neighborhood friends for tea and Pimm’s cup.

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Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Presidential Politics … Picture This … Retail Royal …

Few things are as anticipated in fashion circles on these muggy July days than the Council of Fashion Designers of America meeting next Monday.

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Christian Lacroix

Fashion Features

High Times for Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix is a happy man after a triumphant couture collection that cemented his stature as one of fashion’s most gifted practitioners.

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One of the 12 trunks from Alexander Eduard Serda's 365 project.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Serda’s ‘365’ Trunk Show … True Religion Takes SoHo … A Vintage Feel at B&B

Denim brands at Bread & Butter Barcelona reined in the over-the-top looks, going with slim, clean styles and dark washes.

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Vintage wallpaper meets a modern floating staircase.

Retail

BCBG Banks on Retail Rollout

As BCBG Max Azria opens stores in anticipation of an initial public offering, the company continues to hone its retail prototype.

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Buddhist Punk's Fender guitar.

Fashion Features

Rock Out

Streetwear label Buddhist Punk is making the most of its musical roots, from designing a line of rock T-shirts to putting its own spin on the Fender Stratocaster guitar.

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A rendering of Atrium Miami.

Retail

Atrium’s Expansion Plan Under Way

Contemporary store Atrium has crossed the Hudson River to open two units in Livingston, N.J.; a Miami store is set for November.

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Jean-Paul Agon

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oreal Sales Up in Half … Parlux Private Bid Rescinded … Revlon Unit Aims to Increase Loan

L’Oreal’s second-quarter 2006 sales rose 6 percent, to 3.84 billion euros, or $4.78 billion at average exchange, year-on-year.

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Financial

Burberry Revenue Rises 18.4 Percent

Retail sales and a flourishing fragrance business increased first-quarter revenue at Burberry Group plc by 18.4 percent to 135 million pounds.

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Financial

Morgan Stanley Receives Court-Ordered Refund

The refund follows an appeals court ruling in June that upheld the commercial court decision, but demanded a court-appointed expert retabulate moral and material damages.

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Financial

Strong Showing in France Lifts Carrefour

Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer after Wal-Mart, on Wednesday reported a 9.1 percent increase in second-quarter sales.

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Lord & Taylor's full-page ad in the New York Times has a stylized, edgy look.

Retail

Lord & Taylor Kicks Off Fall Sale Season

The battle for the hearts and wallets of fall apparel customers is off and running.

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Media

Memo Pad: Not So Young Anymore … Cargo Transfer

If Graydon Carter seems a little more peevish than usual this week, forgive him.

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Fashion Features

China Import Growth Eases As Many Quotas Fill Slowly

With quotas filling up more slowly than expected, Chinese apparel and textile imports grew 1.9 percent in May to 1.5 billion SME, worth $1.9 billion.

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Retail

The Luxe Experience

Top retail attributes prized by customers at luxury department stores.

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Dorothea Towles Church

Designer and Luxury

Obituary: Dorothea Towles Church, Pioneering Model, 83

Dorothea Towles Church, who paved the way for women of color to model, died Friday at the age of 83.

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

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