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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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San Francisco Treat: Bloomingdale’s Lands Flagship Near Union Sq.

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Overview

Bloomingdale's will open its second-largest store, a 330,000-square-foot unit in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, on Sept. 28.

From This Issue

The dramatic glass facade on the Mission Street side of Bloomingdale's.

Retail

San Francisco Treat: Bloomingdale’s Lands Flagship Near Union Sq.

Bloomingdale’s will open its second-largest store, a 330,000-square-foot unit in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, on Sept. 28.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Sephora Boutiques to Open In Greece’s Notos Galleries … Inter Parfums SA Earnings Rise 21% in 2nd Half … Obagi Medical Sets Initial Public Offering

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Sephora perfumery and Greek department store Notos Galleries have signed an agreement to situate Sephora cosmetics departments within Notos locations.

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Financial

Escada Names Biella As Creative Director

Escada AG has named Damiano Biella to the new position of creative director.

clock September 18, 2006Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Hindmarch to Build U.S. Presence

British accessories designer Anya Hindmarch has a new partner, and now she’s eyeing America in a big way.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Donegar Addition

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

clock September 18, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Bedat Might Be Eyeing Exit From Gucci

Gucci Group could be faced with the exit of Christian Bedat, a key figure in its watch division, WWD has learned.

clock September 18, 2006Miles Socha and Amanda Kaiser

Natalia Vodianova in Calvin Klein Collection with Francisco Costa.

People

The Last Dance

Booming music filled the massive party space on the top floor of the rebuilt 7 World Trade Center, and Francisco Costa felt the building shake.

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Ralph Lauren

Fashion Features

Rustle And Flow – Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Zac Posen

With a touch of the exotic and a dose of elegance, some of fashion’s major designers closed fashion week with smart, understated sportswear and graceful, flowing evening numbers.

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Chado Ralph Rucci

Fashion Features

Cool Days – Chado Ralph Rucci, Doo.Ri, Rebecca Taylor, Tory Burch, L.A.M.B., Vivienne Tam

Spring collections played up sexy-sporty pieces and refined dresses — in all, smart and sassy.

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Joanna Mastroianni

Fashion Features

More From The Shows I

More coverage from the Spring 2007 shows.

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Phi

Fashion Features

More From The Shows II

More coverage from the Spring 2007 shows.

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Laura Bennett

Fashion Features

Project in The Park

Kelly Clarkson aside, there are no guarantees of long-lasting fame and success for reality TV stars.

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Diane Kruger

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Star Power … Last Call … Working Girl …

Thigh-high boots were the order of the day for starlets Diane Kruger and Joy Bryant at the Ralph Lauren show on Friday morning.

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Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Features

Buyers: At Last, Newness From New York

After more than a week of traipsing to shows retailers are leaving Manhattan with several distinct impressions.

clock September 18, 2006Sharon Edelson

Derek Lam

Fashion Features

Size Matters for Spring

Sometimes bigger isn’t necessarily better.

clock September 18, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Trovata

Fashion Features

Retailers’ Top Picks

Retailers are headed to Europe next week, but they have already highlighted some of their favorite new bags for the coming spring from New York designers.

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Financial

M&A Flurry Expected to Continue

Jones Apparel Group’s recent decision to scrap plans to put itself up for sale might make some think the mergers and acquisitions frenzy of the past two years is winding down.

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Barry Kay, Neil Cole and Richard Kay.

Financial

Iconix Repositions London Fog for Growth

Iconix Brand Group Inc. has big plans for its new baby, London Fog.

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Gary Wassner

Financial

Factors: Hurdles Ahead, but Consumers May Surprise

A slowing housing market, a higher interest rate environment and higher fuel costs will likely soften consumer spending in the fourth quarter, but some factoring and financial sources are not fully convinced apparel sales will suffer as a result.

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A look from Rassin's collection.

Fashion Features

Rassin’s Artistic Foray Into Fashion

American artist Laurance Rassin is broadening his repertoire.

clock September 18, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Evolution Surf Widens Reach With Beauty Line

Extending a surf brand into a high-end, natural skin care line might sound like an impossible task.

clock September 18, 2006Amy S. Choi

Clockwise from left: Emanuel Weintraub, Andrew Jennings, Jody Kuss, David Duplantis, Michele Mandell and Lori Holliday Banks.

Financial

Service, Product Differentiation Key to Success

Industry consolidation often raises concerns over product sameness and limited shopping choices, yet many firms manage to thrive through varying retail cycles.

clock September 18, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Retail REITs Lag Behind Other Sectors

Retail prices on women’s apparel increased 1.3 percent last month and were 2.2 percent ahead of a year earlier, the Labor Department reported.

clock September 18, 2006Amy S. Choi

Financial

Foot Locker Sale Lacks Progress, Shares Fall 4.1%

Shares of Foot Locker Inc. tumbled Friday on fears a deal to sell the company might not be reached.

clock September 18, 2006Vicki M. Young

Many retailers posted negative denim comps in August.

Financial

The Skinny on Denim: Sales for Fall Decline

Once as essential as notebooks and No. 2 pencils for kids heading back to school, denim this fall has failed to make the grade.

clock September 18, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Looks from the Dior Homme show.

Media

Memo Pad: Hedi Times … All Over … Instant Access …

Be careful with those designer inspirations — at least, where seemingly avid reader Hedi Slimane is concerned.

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Financial

Diesel Downplays Any Talks

Renzo Rosso breezed through New York for his Diesel fashion show last week.

clock September 18, 2006Courtney Colavita and Miles Socha

Financial

Retail Apparel Prices See Uptick

Retail prices on women’s apparel increased a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent in August and were 2.2 percent ahead of a year earlier, according to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index.

clock September 18, 2006Evan Clark

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

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