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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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All Ready and Waiting: Stores Prep for Big Rush As Black Friday Nears

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Overview

Black Friday is getting brighter. Though holiday sales results are ultimately unpredictable and determined by the inevitable last-minute rush to malls, retailers are surprisingly upbeat about the outlook, predicting significant sales gains.

From This Issue

From Bloomingdale's: Michael Kors ankle boot, $215; Chanel chain tote, $2,225, and Juicy Couture cableknit armwarmers, $95.

Financial

All Ready and Waiting: Stores Prep for Big Rush As Black Friday Nears

Though holiday sales results are ultimately unpredictable retailers are surprisingly upbeat about the outlook.


clock November 20, 2006David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Financial

Richemont Profits Surge

Booming sales of jewelry, leather accessories and luxury clothing drove Richemont’s nets up 22 percent.

clock November 20, 2006Samantha Conti

Financial

Clover, Robert Lee Morris Split From Fabrikant

Clover Corp., which has owned Robert Lee Morris Inc. since 1998, has parted ways with its founding affiliate, M. Fabrikant & Sons.

clock November 20, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A brief look at the coming week’s events.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Federated Closure … NHL Flagship

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

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Clinique's new All About Eyes Rich.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Crown Risdon Sold … More Clinique All About Eyes

Leading cosmetic packaging and components manufacturer Crown Risdon was sold to private investors on Friday for an undisclosed amount.

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Fashion Features

Philadelphia Fashion Honors Galanos

Neither heavy rains nor wicked winds kept Philadelphia fashion followers away Thursday evening as they came out to fete designer James Galanos.

clock November 20, 2006Pam Lazor

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Versace Walks On … Golden View … Rain Check …

Donatella Versace and the late Gianni Versace will be the ninth and 10th recipients of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award, in a ceremony to take place Feb. 8, the Rodeo Drive Committee and the City of Beverly Hills will reveal today.

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Penelope Cruz in Marchesa with Diane von Furstenberg.

People

Olive Garden

There was no shortage of unsolicited friendly advice at Thursday’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards dinner at Skylight Studios.

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The Coquettish Fetish statement.

Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret Goes Hollywood

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show made its Hollywood debut to a crowd used to scanty outfits, red carpets and paparazzi.

clock November 20, 2006Marcy Medina

Isaac Mizrahi

Fashion Features

Isaac Handbags Bridging the Gap

For Isaac Mizrahi, there’s high fashion, low fashion and now a middle ground, too.

clock November 20, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Helene Arpels

Fashion Features

Christie’s to Sell Helene Arpels Jewels

In a blockbuster year of jewelry auctions, another patrician’s collection is on the block.

clock November 20, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Findings: Double Vision … Coco Pearls

When the new Denzel Washington film “Deja Vu” is released Wednesday, NoLIta jeweler Karen Karch may get quite busy.

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Donna Noce, president of Loft, with Kay Krill.

Retail

Lofty Times for Ann Taylor

It was opening day for the Loft flagship, by far the chain’s most theatrical and largest location.

clock November 20, 2006David Moin

Private equity firms are expected to continue eyeing retailers such as Pacific Sunwear for acquisitions.

Financial

The M&A Boom: More Retail Deals Expected in ’07

The mergers and acquisitions boom still has a lot of momentum.

clock November 20, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Factoring in Mergers and Acquisitions

Factoring firms, which handle a company’s accounts receivables for a fee, are in a unique position to offer merger and acquisition assistance ranging from company matchmaking to financing deals.

clock November 20, 2006Liza Casabona

Financial

Federated Sells Bridal Group for $850M

Federated sold its bridal group for $850 million in cash on Friday.

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Financial

Sally Beauty Makes Stock Market Debut

Sally Beauty Holdings, the former distribution arm of Alberto-Culver, made its stock market debut as a separate company Friday, with shares opening at $7.35 on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Financial

CEO: Foot Locker Not for Sale

Matthew D. Serra, Foot Locker Inc.’s chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement Friday that the company is not for sale.

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Lindsay Lohan

Media

Memo Pad: Take Miu … More Luxe … Numbers Please …

Talks may have fallen through to make Lindsay Lohan the face of Louis Vuitton earlier this year, but it looks like the starlet has a second shot at the ad campaign stakes.

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Essentialist

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Fashion

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

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