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Business

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 12hEvan 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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J. Crew’s Bigger World: Third Format Madewell Launches in Dallas Mall

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Overview

Mickey Drexler has a newborn baby. The chairman and chief executive officer of J. Crew Group on Tuesday unveiled the first store for its new Madwell casual brand, a 3,000-square-foot unit at the NorthPark Center mall here.

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Inside the first Madewell store.

Retail

WWD West: Madewell Makes Its Debut in Dallas

J. Crew unveiled the first store for its new Madewell casual brand at the NorthPark Center in Dallas.

clock August 23, 2006Rusty Williamson

Lars Nilsson

Fashion Features

Lars Nilsson Resigns at Nina Ricci

Lars Nilsson has resigned as designer of Nina Ricci after three years and hinted he has a new project in the works in the U.S.

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Financial

Perry Ellis Loss Grows in 2nd Quarter

Perry Ellis International reported a slightly wider net loss of $2.5 million in the second quarter, as sales declined 10.1 percent to $165.7 million.

clock August 23, 2006Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

In Brief: Gildan Makes Moves… Cartoon Cashmeres

Gildan Activewear said as part of its integration of the recently acquired Kentucky Derby Hosiery it is investing about $7 million in a 400,000-square-foot retail distribution center in a leased building in Martinsville, Va.

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A fall suit from Ann Taylor.

Fashion Features

Teachers Shop for Back-to-School

Teachers are shopping for back-to-school clothes that balance professionalism with comfort and that don’t bust their budgets.

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Financial

Athlete’s Foot Sold

Aether Holdings has signed a $51.5 million cash and stock deal to acquire The Athlete’s Foot, which has 575 locations in 40 countries.

clock August 23, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

L.A. Port Temporarily Shut As Union Workers Walk Off

Terminal operations at the Port of Los Angeles were shut down for several hours Tuesday morning when longshoremen walked off the job.

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Media

Memo Pad: Sister Sister… Send a Card

A year after Angela Burt-Murray returned to Essence to be editor in chief, her September issue, fronted by Beyoncé in glittery Giorgio Armani, is the first sign of the magazine repositioning itself with a major increase in fashion and beauty…

clock August 23, 2006WWD Staff

A Levi's Ad.

Fashion Features

Fashion’s Steady Play for Gays

In the “knees” version of its inspirational “body that you make” campaign aimed at women, Nike replaced copy that initially read “There’s a man out there who will say to me…” with “There’s someone out there who will say to me…”

clock August 23, 2006Valerie Seckler

Financial

Retailers Surprised by Calif. Wage Jump

When Californians who earn the minimum wage get a nearly 20 percent pay hike over the next year and a half, apparel retailers and manufacturers in the nation’s largest state could pay more than a bigger salary to entry-level workers.

clock August 23, 2006Mengly Taing

Colonia Solida by Hierbas de Ibiza.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Hierbas de Ibiza’s Solid Entry

Niche fragrance marketer Hierbas de Ibiza has created a solid version of its existing eau de cologne, a new beeswax-based formulation called Colonia Solida, which is set to make its debut this fall.

clock August 23, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Maria Sharapova at Bloomingdale's.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoop: Matching Set

Like any pedigreed red-carpet star, Maria Sharapova is keeping her outfit under wraps for the U.S. Open.

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John Goodman, Dockers brand president, and Barbara Gollert, vice president of merchandising and design for Dockers women's.

Fashion Features

Dockers Sees Growth in Redesigned Women’s Line

Dockers women’s is relaunching at stores this month with new pants fits and more youthful tops, the product of new management.

clock August 23, 2006Whitney Beckett

An ECI dress featured in Lucky.

Fashion Features

ECI to Create a Home for Its More Stylish Dress Business

Steven Feinstein has a problem: His dresses are too stylish.

clock August 23, 2006Whitney Beckett

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

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