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Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.

clock 11hDavid Moin and Evan Clark

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 6hEvan 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.

clock 15hDavid Moin

Richemont Ramps Up: Chlo? Seen as Key To Group’s Expansion

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Overview

Richemont has big plans for Chlo? — and no interest in acquistions at any price.

From This Issue

Antonio Banderas' latest scent, Blue Seduction, is slated to bow in July.

Fashion Features

Antonio Banderas Reveals Younger Side

Antonio Banderas is ready to get flirty.

clock May 25, 2007Faye Brookman

Clinique's Lynne Greene, Gregory Stock of Signum BioSciences, Nicole Fourgoux of Garnier Nutritioniste and Howard Murad of Murad Inc.

Fashion Features

Beauty Panel Grapples With Consumers’ Search for Fountain of Youth

A trio of top beauty executives attempted to plot the intersection of beauty and wellness – particularly as many consumers work to stave off aging – during a panel discussion hosted by the Fashion Group International last week.

clock May 25, 2007Molly Prior

A donated Zum Zum prom dress.

Fashion Features

Design Company Donates Dresses for School’s Prom

The senior girls at Marta Valle Secondary School on the Lower East Side here had something special to celebrate at their prom on Friday. They all wore dresses donated by the fashion industry.

clock May 25, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fred Hayman

Retail

Beverly Hills to Honor Fred Hayman

Retailer Fred Hayman helped make Rodeo Drive, well, Rodeo Drive, and now the city of Beverly Hills wants to thank him.

clock May 25, 2007Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Summit: Spa Has a Lot of Work to Do

The first Global Spa Summit wrapped up at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon with a press briefing by a panel of summit attendees who discussed what they learned during the three-day conference and which issues were imminent to…

clock May 25, 2007Andrea Nagel

Select products from Coiff.

Fashion Features

Frederic Fekkai Out to Simplify Styling

Frederic Fekkai aims to make styling easier for consumers this fall with the debut of Coiff, a collection of multifunctional styling products.

clock May 25, 2007Michelle Edgar

Maybelline New York's new items.

Fashion Features

Maybelline Expands Franchises in 2007

Maybelline New York has a full plate for the back half of this year.

clock May 25, 2007Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Snippets: Nature Kit… Instant Tint… Shower Saver

J.R. Watkins Apothecary is launching a Natural Body Care Kit containing eight sample sizes of their most popular pampering products.

clock May 25, 2007WWD Staff

Shiny Mama makeup.

Beauty Features

Shiny Mama Aims to Fill Gap Left by Tony & Tina

Makeup artist by day and punk rocker by night, Yana Chupenko is creating a cosmetics line named after her band Shiny Mama.

clock May 25, 2007Michelle Edgar

New Dermalogica items.

Beauty Features

Dermalogica Founders Tap Industry Vet to Reach Next Level

Jerry Wenker is entering new territory at Dermalogica.

clock May 25, 2007Rachel Brown

Aveda Men items.

Fashion Features

Aveda’s New Masculine Mandate

Come this summer, Aveda hopes men will offer a significant boost to the company’s bottom line.

clock May 25, 2007Julie Naughton

Tom Ford

Fashion Features

Ford Unveils Fragrances at Harvey Nichols

Tom Ford gave his signature a workout during a personal appearance at Harvey Nichols here Thursday to fete the launch of his Private Blend fragrance collection.

clock May 25, 2007Brid Costello

The Jaeger London signature beauty collection.

Fashion Features

Beauty Next Step in Jaeger Repositioning

When Jaeger London launches its debut signature beauty collection starting in August, it wants to be in women’s boudoirs, handbags and even luggage.

clock May 25, 2007Brid Costello

Lori Singer

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Blends a New Man

There’s a new man heading into the world of Calvin Klein this fall.

clock May 25, 2007Julie Naughton

Jane Lauder, Ronald Lauder, Lynne Greene and William Lauder

Fashion Features

Clinique Honored at Pratt Event

The elegant – if stuffy – ambience of Manhattan’s University Club got some showbiz sparkle Tuesday night when Dustin Hoffman walked in with wife Lisa to attend Pratt Institute’s annual scholarship dinner for Marc Rosen’s graduate school packaging…

clock May 25, 2007Pete Born

Arnold Scaasi and Martha Stewart with Scaasi's design for Barbra Streisand.

Fashion Features

Scaasi Turns to Stewart To Reveal RTW Return

Arnold Scaasi wants American women to know he’s back in the ready-to-wear business – so he turned to Martha Stewart to get the message out there.

clock May 25, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Sheri Wilson-Gray

Fashion Features

Brown Shoe Taps Sheri Wilson-Gray for New Role

Brown Shoe Co. Inc. has named Sheri Wilson-Gray to the post of senior vice president and chief marketing officer, a newly created role.

clock May 25, 2007Vicki M. Young

Clare Waight Keller at Bergdorf Goodman.

Fashion Features

Pringle Strong Seller at Bergdorf’s

Pringle of Scotland’s creative director, Clare Waight Keller, hopped the pond last week to make her first public appearance at Bergdorf Goodman.

clock May 25, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

G-III Acquires Two Brands

G-III Apparel Group Ltd., the sportswear and outerwear firm, has acquired two affiliated companies, Jessica Howard Ltd., a moderate and better dress company, and Industrial Cotton Inc., a junior sportswear and denim resource, for about $8.1 million….

clock May 25, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Financial

House OKs Minimum Wage Bill

The House voted Thursday night to pass the first hourly federal minimum wage increase in 10 years as part of a compromise emergency war-spending bill negotiated by Congressional leaders and the White House.

clock May 25, 2007Kristi Ellis

Daniel Breaker

People

Me, Myself and I

While a little-known show called “Spring Awakening” has been making waves across Broadway, those looking for a more intimate, but no less energetic, experience should head to the Public Theater, where “Passing Strange” is on through June 3.

clock May 25, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

A fall runway look from Burberry.

Fashion Features

Burberry Net Up Slightly

Burberry Group plc said Thursday that net profits rose 3.6 percent to 110.2 million pounds, or $208.6 million, in the year ended March 31 as costs associated with its IT and supply chain initiative continued to take a bite out of bottom line growth.

clock May 25, 2007Samantha Conti

Financial

Weather Weighs on Dept. Stores

Department store retailers posting first-quarter results Thursday said the cold spell in April had a negative impact on financial performance – especially with same-store sales.

clock May 25, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

In Brief: Caoch Fire… Girlshop Coda

Coach’s worldwide headquarters at 516 West 34th Street in Manhattan were evacuated after a fire Thursday.

clock May 25, 2007WWD Staff

A look from Chloe's Fall 2007 collection.

Financial

Richemont Ramps Up: Chloe Seen as a Key To Group’s Expansion

Richemont has big plans for Chloe – and no interest in acquisitions at any price.

clock May 25, 2007Samantha Conti

Tom Dixon's collection of Mirror Balls.

Fashion Features

Toasting the Town in the Name of Design

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair this week featured innovative pieces for everyday living.

clock May 25, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

Globe-Spotting For Ingenuity

New York was in the design spotlight this week, but other cities are also alluring for the industry.

clock May 25, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

"Space Walk" by Yinka Shonibare.

Media

On The Drawing Board

Intergalactic travel, teleportation and robots – how much do they have in common with design?

clock May 25, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Aeropostale Leads Specialty Retailers

Among the specialty retailers releasing first-quarter results Thursday, fashion misses and the weather were a common theme, but at least one company, Aéropostale, bucked the trend.

clock May 25, 2007Vicki M. Young

First-quarter same-store sales at Gap North America fell 4 percent.

Financial

Gap Earnings Tumble

As Gap Inc. continues to work to right its business, the specialty retailer reported a 26 percent decline in net profits for the first quarter ended May 5.

clock May 25, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Alessandra Facchinetti

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Red Head?… Dior’s New Muse… Royal Acclaim…

Intrigue continues to roll on at Valentino Fashion Group. While the takeover battle for the company continues, so does an under-the-radar search for an eventual successor to Valentino.

clock May 25, 2007WWD Staff

Folk art bottles in the museum lobby.

Media

New Coke Museum Adds Pop to Brand

There’s a 27-foot-tall bottle of Coca-Cola, 1,000 pieces of memorabilia, special effects – and Andy Warhol, too.

clock May 25, 2007Georgia Lee

Janice Min

Media

Memo Pad: At Least The Table… Another Role… Growning And Changing…

Though contract negotiations for Us Weekly editor in chief Janice Min will likely go down to the wire, as these types of big-money employee negotiations tend to do when they involve Wenner Media chief Jann Wenner, sources say that talks have at least…

clock May 25, 2007WWD Staff

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

clock 12hLisa Lockwood

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