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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 8hDavid 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 3hEvan 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 12hDavid Moin

Coty on the Prowl: Firm Seeks Deals to Build Color, Skin Care

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Overview

Mergers and acquisitions may be scarce these days, but Coty Inc. — the prolific fragrance house — has a hankering for buying. The firm is looking for targets to fortify its color cosmetics and skin care.

From This Issue

Alexa Lixfeld's concrete tableware.

Fashion Features

Concrete Thinking

While there’s a lot to be said for concrete, “appetizing” is usually not a word that springs to mind. Or at least not until Alexa Lixfeld began experimenting with its composition in order to convert the sturdy building material into thin-walled tableware.

clock March 21, 2008Melissa Drier

In.gredienti by Massimiliano Alajmo.

Fashion Features

Top Chefs Dish It Out

Some of Europe’s most renowned chefs are adding industrial design to their repertoires, creating tableware to augment their favorite concoctions from the kitchen.

clock March 21, 2008Chantal Goupil

The Bohemian Hotel at Biltmore Village will open this fall near the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.

Fashion Features

Kessler’s Historic Hotels

From roughing it in the Colorado wilderness to ghost hunting in Gothic mansions in Savannah, Ga., Richard Kessler believes in giving guests the “authentic experience” of a place.

clock March 21, 2008Georgia Lee

Alba and Avalon Organics items

Beauty Features

Natural Products Expo Attracts Record Numbers

With the natural and organic products industry now generating about $57 billion a year in the U.S., attendance at the recent Natural Products Expo West was at a record high.

clock March 21, 2008Kavita Daswani

Beauty Features

Report Reveals Cancer Risk

There might have been plenty of new products at the Natural Products Expo West, but all the buzz at the show was about something called 1,4-Dioxane.

clock March 21, 2008Kavita Daswani

Inside Kim Vo's Las Vegas salon.

Beauty Features

Kim Vo Salon Opens in Mirage Hotel

Kim Vo is aiming to change the face — and hair — of Las Vegas.

clock March 21, 2008Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Manufacturer Malcolm Starr

Malcolm Starr, a dress manufacturer on Seventh Avenue for years, died Tuesday in New Canaan, Conn., where he lived. He was 84.

clock March 21, 2008William Cotto

Fashion Features

Malo Set to Do Bed and Bath Line

Malo has embarked on a new project by signing a three-year licensing deal with Svad Dondi to produce and distribute home linens.

clock March 21, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Mervyns Taps Levi’s Exec as CEO

Mervyns tapped John Goodman, a Levi Strauss & Co. executive, to be president and chief executive officer.

clock March 21, 2008Evan Clark

Media

Memo Pad: At Last… Deeping Six… His Very Own Stew…

Karl Templer has finally signed on to be creative director at Interview. Templer, who styled a Bruce Weber photo essay on New Orleans for April’s W, finalized the deal to join the magazine Thursday.

clock March 21, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Dillard’s Sets Moves After Profit Drop

Dillard’s Inc. plans to continue to close stores and tweak its merchandise mix after lackluster sales led to a 69.5 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings.

clock March 21, 2008Evan Clark

Financial

Lundgren, Farah Headline Retail Parley in Arizona

Top retailers, technology experts, authors and economists will converge at the Global Retailing Conference, April 10 and 11, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz.

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Financial

New York & Co. Profit Down 71% In Fourth Quarter

Despite a 71.4 percent decrease in fourth-quarter profits, shares of New York & Company Inc. soared because investors liked the retailer’s business plan for 2008.

clock March 21, 2008Jeanine Poggi

One of the DVF watches for H. Stern.

Fashion Features

DVF to Launch Resort Line in Italy

Diane von Furstenberg is the latest designer to take a resort collection to the runway — and overseas.

clock March 21, 2008Robert Murphy and Miles Socha

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Media

Versace Helicopters Take Off

A year after announcing an agreement to design customized helicopters with Italy’s AgustaWestland, Versace unveiled its first two choppers here on Thursday.

clock March 21, 2008Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Not So Forbidden… Philo Facts?… First Things First…

Yohji Yamamoto’s fashion show in China next month could top even Fendi’s on the Great Wall. The Japanese designer will show on April 24 in Beijing’s Forbidden City, according to sources, which is certain to stir some controversy, given it’s another…

clock March 21, 2008WWD Staff

Bernd Beetz, Coty

Color Cosmetics

Coty on the Prowl: Firm Seeks Deals to Build Color, Skin Care

Mergers and acquisitions may be scarce these days, but Coty Inc. ? the prolific fragrance house ? has a hankering for buying.

clock March 21, 2008Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Snippets: Musical Charis… Fifi Films…

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has promoted Judith Gross to global director of fragrance innovation.

clock March 21, 2008WWD Staff

Skinvitals' masks.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Skinvitals Aims to Clean Up in U.S. Facial Care Market

Cloth wipe technology revolutionized everything from cleansing products to sunless tanning. Now Skinvitals hopes the concept will clean up in skin care, too.

clock March 21, 2008Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Hairstylist to the Celebs Creates Shampoo for Masses

David Babaii doesn’t want to rule the world — he wants to help it.

clock March 21, 2008Rachel Brown

Some of Procter & Gamble's products.

Beauty Features

P&G Looks to Get Moisturization Down to a Science

Procter & Gamble Beauty is hoping to change the way people think about moisturization with a new approach dubbed Aquacurrent Science, designed to optimize moisture movement in the skin and hair.

clock March 21, 2008Michelle Edgar

Makeup from Jennifer Flavin-Stallone.

Beauty Features

Flavin-Stallone Adds Mineral Makeup

Former model Jennifer Flavin-Stallone is adding some color to her customers’ lives with the launch of a mineral makeup line under the Seriesse International brand.

clock March 21, 2008Michelle Edgar

The Superbly Restorative lineup.

Beauty Features

A Restoration Effort From Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s Since 1851 has a simple mission for spring: proving that its body care can have the same antiaging qualities as face products.

clock March 21, 2008Julie Naughton

Part of Avedaýs Green Science collection.

Beauty Features

Aveda Takes Antiaging Into the Green Zone

Aveda’s out to prove that it’s easy being green — and effective, to boot.

clock March 21, 2008Julie Naughton

The Bikini Perfect grooming system.

Beauty Features

Bliss and Philips: Bikini-Ready

FUZZ, BEGONE.

clock March 21, 2008Julie Naughton

Part of the Heatherette line for MAC.

Color Cosmetics

Heatherette Heads Into Makeup With MAC

Richie Rich and Traver Rains’ limited edition color collection for MAC Cosmetics is part Willy Wonka, part club kid and all Heatherette.

clock March 21, 2008Rachel Brown

Darphin's Intral Collection and the existing Chamomile Aromatic Care.

Skin Care

Darphin’s New Recipe

Darphin is serving up a new cocktail for stressed skin this spring.

clock March 21, 2008Julie Naughton

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Skin Care

Greener Pastures

Antiaging is going green. Kiehl’s Since 1851, with its Superbly Restorative body care lineup, and Aveda, with its Green Science facial skin care collection,…

clock March 21, 2008WWD Staff

A look from the new Celia Birtwell line for Express.

Fashion Features

Express Teams With Birtwell

In its first designer collaboration, Express has tapped Celia Birtwell to design four limited edition minicollections. The first will appear in stores April 7.

clock March 21, 2008Marcy Medina

Financial

Dsquared2 in Eyewear Deal

In another addition to their blossoming lifestyle brand, Dsquared2 designers Dean and Dan Caten have signed a five-year license with Marcolin Group SpA for…

clock March 21, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Via C for emerging labels.

Retail

Nordstrom Finally Says ‘Aloha’ to Hawaii

After 15 years of broken promises and thwarted ambitions, Nordstrom earlier this month unveiled a full-line store at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. The…

clock March 21, 2008Sharon Edelson

Financial

Banana Republic to Examine Factory Allegations

Banana Republic said Thursday that it has launched an investigation into British newspaper allegations of unfair working conditions at factories that…

clock March 21, 2008Lucie Greene

Financial

Herm?s Reports 7.3% Profit Gain

Aided by disposals and accelerating sales in the second half of 2007, full-year net profits at Hermes International rose 7.3 percent to 288 million euros,…

clock March 21, 2008Miles Socha

A rendering of the larger Neiman Marcus.

Retail

Neiman’s, Copley Growing in Boston

Simon Property Group plans a major expansion of the upscale Copley Place complex here, boosting the size of Neiman Marcus about 50 percent and adding more…

clock March 21, 2008Katherine Bowers

Financial

Retail Shares Up as Dow Posts Gain

Retail shares gained momentum on Thursday after commodities future prices declined, giving investors hope consumers might step up their pace of spending as…

clock March 21, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Designer and Luxury

In Brief: Donna’s Honor…

Donna Karan will be among the honorees at this year’s Wayuu Taya Foundation Inc. gala benefit.

clock March 21, 2008WWD Staff

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

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