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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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New Year, More Deals: Spin-off Speculation Surrounds Gap, Limited

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Overview

Restructurings appear to be in the air at both Gap Inc. and Limited Brands Inc.

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New ships entering service can carry between 5,00 and 9,600 containers.

Fashion Features

Importers Concerned With Port Security Plan

Apparel importers, regularly stressed about the timing of deliveries, are anxious about a House vote set for today on a bill that would require 100 percent…

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Matt Priest

Fashion Features

New CITA Chair Faces Critical Issues

One of Matt Priest’s top priorities as the Commerce Department’s new deputy assistant secretary for textiles and apparel is to maintain an open door to the industry.

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A prototype pair of casual pants made of 36 percent recycled nylon.

Fashion Features

Toray Industries Launches Recycled Nylon

Toray Industries, one of the world’s largest fiber and textile manufacturers, is introducing a line of textiles manufactured from recycled nylon 6 fibers.

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Fashion Features

Swatches: Fashion Ribbon Names CEO… Australian Wool Pesticide Challenge

Joel Clark Orenstein has been named president and chief executive officer of Fashion Ribbon Co., a ribbon manufacturer and distributor that has been in business for more than 50 years.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Caremark Board Rejects $26B Express Scripts Bid

The proposed merger of CVS Corp. and pharmacy benefits manager Caremark Rx Inc. has received the go-ahead from Caremark’s board, which turned town a hostile $26 billion bid from Express Scripts Inc., citing “insurmountable antitrust risks.”

clock January 9, 2007Matthew W. Evans

A Tylie Malibu handbag.

Fashion Features

Tylie Malibu Bags Stay Hot

If designers looking to find inspiration have an Eden here, it is probably the Rose Bowl Flea Market, a gigantic weekly bazaar of everything from the nostalgic to the downright ridiculous.

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Similar decor will be in the new Cartier store.

Retail

Cartier Plans Move to NorthPark

Cartier is moving its jewels to NorthPark Center from rival Galleria Dallas.

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Leonardo DiCaprio in New York.

People

Love Fest

“It’s a beautiful way, an unbelievable way to start the new year,” boomed Jennifer Hudson Sunday night as she made her way through the throngs of people gawking at celebrities at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

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Skylight Confessions

People

Dream Weaver

Alice Hoffman has spent the past three decades infusing the literary landscape with her magical takes on everyday experiences.

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Financial

Legal Briefs

Totes-Isotoner Corp. filed a lawsuit Friday in the U.S. Court of International Trade that questions the constitutionality of different Customs duty rates for men’s and women’s merchandise.

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Retail

Vera Wang to Open First Ready-to-Wear Boutique

Vera Wang is adding another level to her expanding ready-to-wear business.

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Sasha Cohen at the Oscars.

Fashion Features

Sasha Cohen’s Double-Edged Career

When Sasha Cohen glides across the Pond at Bryant Park in Manhattan today, she will be displaying her strong suits Olympic-caliber skater, philanthropic do-gooder, media darling and budding actress.

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A shirt from Maggie Norris.

Fashion Features

Shirt Collection Provides Norris With New Tales

Few designers quote Balzac, much less readily retrieve a handwritten copy of said remark.

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A dress from the Gemma Khang spring line.

Fashion Features

Kahng’s 2nd Act Bows on Centre St.

After a seven-year hiatus, Gemma Kahng has quietly stepped back into business on her own.

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Tia Cibani

Fashion Features

Fashion Group Lines Up Rising Star Nominees

The Fashion Group International is getting ready to hand out some accolades.



clock January 9, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Lanciaux Exiting LVMH

Concetta Lanciaux, a longtime pillar of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s human resources department, is leaving the company, effective in March.

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Financial

Goldman Sachs Lowers Wal-Mart to ‘Neutral’

Goldman Sachs on Monday downgraded Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to neutral from buy.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Narciso’s Grade A… Hoop Stars… Turkish Fair Set

Narciso Rodriguez will receive the 2007 Pratt Institute Fashion Icon Award during the school’s annual fashion show May 9.

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The upscale Net-a-porter.com sells high fashion at full price.

Retail

Web Is Growing Mecca for Designer Discounts

Designers have always been coy on the subject of liquidating unsold merchandise, and off-pricers have played along by keeping brand names out of their advertising and marketing efforts. But the Web has removed the mystery from discounted designer…

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Patrick Robinson interpreted on Target's invite.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Power of Two… Play Time… Paula’s Choice…

Tara Jarmon knows how to collaborate. After teaming up with Target for its Go International program, the French designer tapped German painter Peter Zimmerman to design a limited collection that will be unveiled at the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery in…

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A spring 2007 look from Sophia Kokosalaki.

Fashion Features

Rosso Adds to Diesel Brand Stable

Diesel chief Renzo Rosso has reached out to yet another young designer, adding the Sophia Kokosalaki brand to his group, Only the Brave Srl.

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Financial

Guess Completes Licensee Deal

Guess Inc. said Monday that it had acquired the controlling interest in the Italian and Spanish licensees that produce the Guess by Marciano contemporary brand for $22.6 million.

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Retail

Loehmann’s Set for 2nd Manhattan Unit

Loehmann’s is coming to Manhattan’s West Side. The iconic off-pricer is set to open in mid-March in a 37,000-square-foot space in the Ansonia, the famed beaux arts building at Broadway and 73rd Street.

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A Gap store.

Financial

New Year, More Deals: Spin-off Speculation Surrounds Gap, Limited

Restructurings appear to be in the air at both Gap Inc. and Limited Brands Inc.

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Media

Memo Pad: Oscar Talley?… A New Reality… Fast Changes…

Word has it that Andre Leon Talley will host the official Academy Award preshow on ABC Feb. 26.

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Fashion Features

Bush and EC’s Jose Barroso Push for Movement on Doha

President Bush and European Commission President Jose Barroso, trying to jump-start the Doha trade talks, pushed their negotiators Monday to break the deadlock that has stalled negotiations since July.

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Financial

Key Dealer Shuns Diamond Tower Project

Real estate firm Extell Development is facing some obstacles over its proposal to build the New York Diamond Tower on West 47th Street in Manhattan’s Diamond District.

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