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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.

clock 1hEvan 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.

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Changing of the Guard parte Deux

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Overview

Estée Lauder Cos. Taps Fabrizio Freda as CEOSEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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William Fung

Financial

Li & Fung Net Falls 21 Percent

Costs, acquisitions hit bottom line despite 20 percent jump in sales at sourcing giant.

clock March 25, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

Block 37 will open this fall across from Macy’s downtown Chicago store.

Financial

Bigsby & Kruthers to Be Revived

Joe Silverberg to work with Jack Shniderman of Robert Vance on relaunch.

clock March 25, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Writing orders at Stylemax in October.

Markets

Vendors Approach Stylemax With Tempered Hopes

Speaking of Stylemax, Susan McCullough, senior vice president for apparel for Merchandise Mart Properties, quipped, “They tell me ‘even’ is the new ‘up.'”

clock March 26, 2009Beth Wilson

Lifestyle

Chicago Scene

In these tough economic times, even the Windy City’s well-heeled are opting for a weekend stay-cation.

clock March 26, 2009WWD Staff

Ready To Wear

New Lines at Chicago Market

The following labels are making their Chicago market debuts.

clock March 26, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Stocks Rise 0.9 Percent Wednesday

Investors tried to determine if the retail stock rally of the last two weeks would continue.

clock March 26, 2009Evan Clark

Financial

Swarovski to Cut 600 Jobs

Crystal giant Swarovski is to make yet another round of cuts at its production facility in Wattens, Austria, in response to worsening market conditions.

clock March 26, 2009Alison Roberts

Legal

Victorinox Awarded Consent Judgment in Suit

The consent judgments said Victorinox’s lawsuit asserted claims for trademark infringement and unfair competition, as well as false designation.

clock March 26, 2009Vicki M. Young

Financial

Charges Lead Signet Jewelers to Loss

Signet Jewelers Ltd., parent to Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, is upbeat about recent activity in stores.

clock March 26, 2009Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: March 25, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock March 26, 2009WWD Staff

William P. Lauder and Fabrizio Freda

Human Resources

Freda Named Estee Lauder’s Next CEO

After 16 months of anticipation, Fabrizio Freda has been named president and chief executive officer of the Estee Lauder Cos. Inc.

clock March 26, 2009Molly Prior and Pete Born

Business Features

Luxury Executives Preach Sustainability

International Herald Tribune conference focuses on environment.

clock March 26, 2009Mahlia S. Lone

Fashion Scoops

Wu-ing the Crowd… Choo for Charity… Hindmarch Pumps Iron…

Jason Wu was the guest of honor at a small dinner hosted by Net-a-Porter.com Tuesday night at Blakes in London.

clock March 26, 2009WWD Staff

A Marvel T-shirt.

Ready To Wear

Marvel Debuts Female Apparel and Cosmetics

Comic book company is making a super push into the women’s apparel, cosmetics and accessories markets.

clock March 26, 2009Julee Kaplan

Betsy Imershein speaks about May Madness at an S-3 meeting last week.

Ready To Wear

N.Y. Shop Owners Unite to Get Consumers Spending

Business might be bad, but small retailers here are working to fight back.

clock March 26, 2009Sharon Edelson and Julee Kaplan

Look from Premiere 7.

Denim

Premium Brands Set Sights on Specialty Stores

Denim brands see boutiques as better route than department store channels.

clock March 26, 2009Ross Tucker

The line will launch one style for men and one for women.

Denim

Calvin Klein Jeans Brings on Body for Global Push

Calvin Klein Jeans Body will hit stores in July.

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Thom Browne

Textiles

Thom Browne Denies Financial Straits, Still Seeks Backer

While Thom Browne continues his search for a financial partner, the controversial designer denied that he is having cash-flow problems.

clock March 26, 2009Jean Scheidnes

A look from C-PAS.

Textiles

Skate Brand Etnies Founder Creates Eco-Apparel

A moment of red-carpet anxiety led Pierre Andre Senizergues, founder of Etnies, to launch his new venture, C-PAS, a line of contemporary eco-apparel.

clock March 26, 2009Brenner Thomas

Gilded Age’s cashmere turtleneck, Michael Kors’ wool and elastic pants. John Bartlett’s belt.

Fashion Features

Fall 2009 Men’s Trend: Neck Tales

The incredible allure of the turtleneck has led designers to create the chicest alternative to neckwear this season.

clock March 26, 2009Alex Badia

Thierry Mugler’s costumes for Beyoncé.

Fashion Features

Mugler for Beyoncé: Woman Meets Warrior

Thierry Mugler, who has provided illustrations to WWD of the looks, designs stage costumes for Beyoncé’s upcoming world tour.

clock March 26, 2009Bridget Foley

Richard Beckman

Media

Beckman Named President, CEO of FFG

Richard Beckman will be responsible for all of the FFG businesses, including Women’s Wear Daily.

clock March 26, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

A leather biker’s jacket and ruffle gown.

Retail

Matthew Williamson Gets Colorful for H&M

Matthew Williamson’s bright peacock feather-colored designs will strut around H&M twice this spring.

clock March 26, 2009Sharon Edelson

Government and Trade

N.Y. Eyes 8th Avenue Manufacturing Site

Industry insiders, including CFDA representatives, landlords and city officials, discussed rezoning issues at a closed-door City Hall meeting Wednesday.

clock March 26, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Hope Davis

People

Audacity of Hope: Hope Davis Returns to Theater

Eight times a week, Hope Davis must run a theatrical gauntlet in “God of Carnage.”

clock March 26, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Guest of Cindy Sherman

People

Documenting Cindy Sherman

The new film “Guest of Cindy Sherman” may just as well have been called “Successful Female Artists and the Boyfriends Who Resent Them.”

clock March 26, 2009Sharon Edelson

Mark Webber

People

Snapshot: Mark Webber on Directing ‘Explicit Ills’

Mark Webber’s film “Explicit Ills,” starring Rosario Dawson, explores poverty and addiction in Philadelphia.

clock March 26, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Textiles

Rag & Bone Inks Deal With Penfield

Rag & Bone, which has a reputation for supporting longstanding Americanfactories, has just collaborated with Penfield.

clock March 26, 2009WWD Staff

A look from Splits59.

Financial

qa Liz Claiborne Reports $90M Loss in Quarter

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Essentialist

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Raf Simons

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

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Social Studies