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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 22hDavid 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 17hEvan 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 December 7, 2016David Moin

Happy Days Are Here Again: Wal-Mart’s Scott Sees Solid U.S. Gains

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Overview

Predicting that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.S. division has turned a corner, president and chief executive officer H. Lee Scott said Wednesday the giant retailer is "properly positioned" for holiday selling and to cope with a slowing economy.

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1. CHANEL

Fashion Features

It Happened in Paris

The most-viewed 2008 Paris spring collections on Style.com.

clock October 25, 2007Cecily Hall

James de Colon at "The Allure of Couture" show.

Fashion Features

Chicago Struts Its Stuff

As the fashion world debates the lack of African-American models, Chicago bucked the trend, showcasing both minority models and fashion designers in its recent fashion week finale.

clock October 25, 2007Beth Wilson

Jim Wetzel and Lance Lawson with Doo-Ri Chung.

Fashion Features

Doo.Ri Racks Up Sales in Chicago

When Doo-Ri Chung came to Chicago to help kick off Fashion Focus 2007, she learned an important detail about her Midwestern clients.

clock October 25, 2007Beth Wilson

The crowd on opening day.

Fashion Features

Wentz Falls Into Chicago Retail

Amid teams of screaming tweens and teens, Fall Out Boy bassist and clothing designer Pete Wentz unveiled his first Clandestine Industries storefront in his hometown here on Saturday.

clock October 25, 2007Beth Wilson

Nitibhon works on a fitting with Necessary Objects designer Ady Gluck-Frankel.

Fashion Features

Contest Draws Out New Talent

Friday is a big day for Pailin Nitibhon. Nitibhon, a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology here, has been chosen as the winner of Cosmogirl’s second annual “Born to Lead” Design Search.

clock October 25, 2007Julee Greenberg

Look from V Fish on the runway in Atlanta.

Retail

‘Buy-now, Wear-now’ Is Right Now at Atlanta Markets

Buyers in the Southeast, challenged by summer heat lingering into late October and concerned about the economic impact of the housing slowdown, shopped AmericasMart more for immediate deliveries than major spring commitments.

clock October 25, 2007Georgia Lee

Textiles

Congress Supports Cotton Subsidies Despite WTO Issues

Amid efforts to break an impasse on global agriculture subsidies in the Doha trade talks, a Congressional committee on Wednesday was expected to pass legislation that would continue subsidy programs for U.S. cotton growers and other farmers…

clock October 25, 2007Kristi Ellis

Looks from Bluenotch Jeans.

Retail

South Korea’s Bluenotch Looks to the U.S.

Premium denim brands have long been associated with Los Angeles, but a South Korean husband-and-wife team are hoping their first label targeted at the U.S. and Europe will expand people’s horizons.

clock October 25, 2007Ross Tucker

Media

Western Glove Moves Beckham Production

The Made in Canada label will be stripped from Victoria Beckham’s high-end denim collection as the production of her dVb line shifts to Asia next year because of a soaring Canadian dollar and a shortage of skilled labor.

clock October 25, 2007Brian Dunn

Financial

PacSun Explores D.e.m.o. Options

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. said Wednesday that it is exploring “strategic alternatives” for its D.e.m.o. stores, and that it will close its One Thousand Steps stores.

clock October 25, 2007Vicki M. Young

Emily Osment in the new Vanilla Star ad.

Retail

Osment Tapped For Vanilla Star

Vanilla Star is getting smart this holiday. The eight-year-old junior denim brand, based in New York, will launch its “Smart Girls Rock” motto in an ad campaign featuring Emily Osment, who plays Lilly Truscott on the hit Disney Channel show “Hannah…

clock October 25, 2007Julee Greenberg

Textiles

U.S. Sees Lack of China Initiative On Intellectual Property Rights

Instead of improving protection and compliance with int’l trade laws, China’s violations of intellectual property rights may have worsened in some ways since the U.S. filed formal complaints on the issue with the WTO earlier this year…

clock October 25, 2007Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Financial

House Committee OKs Trade-Related Worker Aid Bill

The House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would overhaul and expand a federal program aiding workers who lose their jobs because of international trade.

clock October 25, 2007Kristi Ellis

Catherine Malandrino looks on the runway in Russia.

Fashion Features

Malandrino’s Russian Turn

Catherine Malandrino came to Russia’s capital last week to show as part of Russian Fashion Week and officially open her 500-square-foot shop in the Tsum department store here.

clock October 25, 2007Olga Zaretskaya

Olivier Theyksens with Amber Valletta in Nina Ricci.

People

Close Encounters

If anyone suffered the least bit of confusion over who was being honored at this year’s Whitney Gala on Monday night, it was cleared up by the time they arrived in the museum’s fourth-floor galleries…

clock October 25, 2007WWD Staff

Dominique Moncourtois and Heidi Morawetz earlier in their career.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Cosmetics Creators Depart Chanel…

An era is ending at Chanel: after nearly three decades of helming the iconic brand’s makeup creation division together, Dominique Moncourtois and Heidi Morawetz will retire on Jan. 1. They will be succeeded by Peter Philips.

clock October 25, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Talbots Shares Tumble On 2nd-Half Forecast

Investors on Wednesday walked away from shares of The Talbots Inc. after the retailer’s revised fall outlook, which forecasts a second-half loss due to weaker than anticipated quarter to date sales results.

clock October 25, 2007Vicki M. Young

H. Lee Scott, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Financial

Happy Days Are Here Again: Wal-Mart’s Scott Sees Solid U.S. Gains

Predicting that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s U.S. division has turned a corner, president and chief executive officer H. Lee Scott said Wednesday the giant…

clock October 25, 2007Katherine Bowers

Roberto Cavalli look for H&M.

Fashion Features

Cavalli’s H&M Looks Not Short on Glamour

Whether a customer will be teetering down a red carpet is beside the point – what matters is helping her make a diva-like appearance without breaking the bank.

clock October 25, 2007Alessandra Ilari

50 Cent at Philippe.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: More Stars… British Invasion… Reading Material…

The guest list for tonight’s Fashion Group International Night of Stars gala has been finalized, and there have been a few notable additions.

clock October 25, 2007WWD Staff

Media

Sadove Honored at Hazelden Fund-raiser

“I’m really overwhelmed to see so many friends and colleagues from so many parts of my life,” Stephen I. Sadove, Saks Fifth Avenue’s chairman and chief executive, told the sold-out crowd…

clock October 25, 2007David Moin

Media

Memo Pad: Out of the Web… New Model… Big Bash

The managing editor of Portfolio.com, Chris Jones, revealed his departure to staff on Wednesday, a sign that Portfolio’s personnel woes aren’t limited to print. Jones, who gave notice to editor in chief Joanne Lipman a month ago, had told friends he…

clock October 25, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Trovata Files Suit Against Forever 21

Trovata has thrown its hat into the ring against Forever 21. The apparel firm joins a long list of companies who have filed complaints against Forever 21 for intellectual property violations.

clock October 25, 2007Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Pepsi Pops Into Women’s Apparel

Pepsi-Cola North America is ready to take the apparel challenge. The beverage brand is launching the Pepsi Clothing women’s line for spring, following a fall 2006 men’s launch.

clock October 25, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

In Brief: St. John Licenses Eyewear… Cache Net Declines… Falling Up…

St. John said Wednesday that it has signed a multiyear license agreement with Venice-based Visibilia SpA for production and worldwide distribution of a sunglass and prescription eyewear collection, which will sell exclusively in St. John boutiques for…

clock October 25, 2007WWD Staff

Susan Davidson and Richard Baker

Fashion Features

Creative Design Studio’s New CEO Talks Strategy

“There is a tremendous amount of American design talent. The problem is these designers don’t have the funding and support to become important,” said Susan Davidson…

clock October 25, 2007David Moin

Junya Watanabe

Fashion Features

Puff Love

Designers pulled out all the stops on artsy, romantic looks for spring, with the most flamboyant numbers working a full and gentle silhouette. Here, a look from Tao Comme des Garcons.

clock October 25, 2007WWD Staff

A charred home in Northern Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Retail

Fire Fury Calms, Industry Starts to Revive

Ferocious winds that stoked wildfires in Southern California weakened Wednesday, generating hope that a semblance of normal commerce would return after at least $1 billion in damages and the evacuation of almost 1 million people.

clock October 25, 2007Rachel Brown

Essentialist

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

clock 23hLisa Lockwood

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