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Business

Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

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

clock 10hDavid 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 5hEvan 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 14hDavid Moin

Bendel’s New Strategy: Accessories and Beauty The Keys to the Future

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Overview

Under Henri Bendel's new strategy, the Fifth Avenue flagship will be downsized as Bendel’s concentrates on its most profitable areas while getting out of apparel. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Marion Cotillard at this years January Dior Couture show

Fashion Scoops

Cotillard Trades Flight Gear for Gown

Marion Cotillard is trading her aviator look for belle of the ball.

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The Saint-Louis crystal shop in Tokyo.

Human Resources

Obit: Hermès Architect Rena Dumas

An affinity for sunlight was a common theme in all of Dumas’ projects.

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Alan Ennis

Financial

Beauty Industry No Longer Immune

Sales fall for Revlon, P&G and Sally Beauty.

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Financial

Unemployment Figures Lift Retail Stocks Thursday

S&P Retail Index increases 5.93 points.

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Franciso Costa and Donna Karan

Fashion Features

Parsons Honors Tom Murry and Francisco Costa

“I really want to show people what Parsons is all about,” the school’s dean of fashion, Simon Collins, said at the black-tie affair at Cipriani Wall Street.

clock April 30, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

A Henri Bendel accessories store at Easton Town Center.

Retail

Bendel’s Focuses on New Strategy

Upscale retailer Henri Bendel will open accessories and beauty stores.

clock April 30, 2009Sharon Edelson

Beauty Features

Cornelia Hit With Civil Suit

The Cornelia Day Resort is scheduled for formal rebranding as Spa Chakra today, but a new lawsuit could keep the old name, and former owners, on the record.

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The Sniffapalooza Fragrance Fair.

Fragrance

Germany Partners With U.S. for Fragrance Expo

It’s spring and scent is in the air at the numerous perfume trade shows around Europe.

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University Medical Pharmaceuticals Corp.'s WrinkleFree Eyes 20 Minute Eye Lift System.

Products

Beauty Firm Turns to Battery-Driven Technology

University Medical Pharmaceuticals Corp. wants to power its way up the ladder of skin care leaders with battery-charged wrinkle remedies.

clock May 1, 2009Rachel Brown

Government and Trade

House Reintroduces Design Piracy Bill

The new bill would provide three years of copyright protection.

clock May 1, 2009Kristi Ellis

Jessica Simpson

Activewear

Jessica Simpson Signs Innerwear Deal

Vandale will ship Jessica Simpson lingerie, sleepwear, at-homewear and dayware to stores in January.

clock May 1, 2009Karyn Monget

Beauty Features

Snippets: Revitalash Mascara… Skin Is In…

RevitaLash launches a mascara.

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Revlon Inc.’s newest items.

Color Cosmetics

Revlon’s Twist on Mascara

Revlon Inc. is looking to plump up its product portfolio in the second half with the launch of a new mascara franchise.

clock May 1, 2009Gillian Koenig

The Male Zone made its debut at this year’s NACDS meeting.

Retail

Men’s Products Seen as Boon for Mass

Men could be the target audience that helps bring mass retailing out of its slumber.

clock May 1, 2009Faye Brookman

Human Resources

Sephora Taps Rothstein for Marketing Role

Sephora USA has named Sharon Rothstein as senior vice president of marketing, succeeding Betsy Olum.

clock May 1, 2009Pete Born

The Aqua Profumata scents.

Fragrance

Tocca Takes a Tour of Italy

Tocca Beauty launches Aqua Profumata, a trio of scents inspired by Italy.

clock May 1, 2009Julie Naughton

Private Collection Jasmine White Moss.

Fragrance

New Lauder Fragrance: A Family Affair

Aerin Lauder’s latest project, Private Collection Jasmine White Moss, is a final tribute to her late grandmother, Estee Lauder.

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Elizabeth Hurley, Elton John and Liza Minnelli

Human Resources

BCRF Gala With Liza Minnelli Raises $3.7M

It might be a tough year for philanthropy, but not if you have Elton John and Liza Minnelli on your side, as Evelyn Lauder proved at her annual Hot Pink Party.

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Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce are launching the D&G Fragrance Anthology.

Fragrance

Quint Essence: D&G to Launch Fragrance Anthology

Made up of five scents, The D&G Fragrance Anthology is set to launch globally in September.

clock May 1, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Dan and Dean Caten playing DJ at Sirius XM.

Designer and Luxury

Dsquared Twins Host ‘Launch My Line’

Dan and Dean Caten just finished filming a new TV show for Bravo called “Launch My Line.”

clock May 1, 2009Jean Scheidnes

The book will be out in June.

Lifestyle

Nordstrom Offers Take on Men’s Style

Nordstrom will publish the book “Nordstrom Guide to Men’s Style,” which is filled with wardrobe tips and advice.

clock May 1, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers on the cover of WSJ. magazine.

Media

Desiree Rogers, Cover Girl… The Big Winners… Martha Down…

It’s clear to anyone paying attention that White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers sees her role beyond that of party planner.

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Financial

In Brief: BabyGap Recall… Frederick’s New Chairman

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall Thursday of more than 20,000 babyGap children’s coats sold in the U.S. and Canada.

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Denim

Joe’s Jeans Sees Sales, Earnings Gains

Results for denim brand Joe’s Jeans lift in the first quarter.

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Designer and Luxury

Report: Moet Hennessy Sale Unlikely

Analysts dismiss speculation of LVMH deal.

clock May 1, 2009Ellen Groves

Media

National Magazine Awards Winners Announced

The New Yorker, Esquire, Backpacker and Wired take home three Ellies each.

clock April 30, 2009Irin Carmon

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: April 30, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Designer and Luxury

Vuitton Foundation Moves Ahead

Regulatory hurdle cleared, construction of the Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation begins.

clock May 1, 2009Miles Socha

Lee Jean Youn

Designer and Luxury

Mango Awards Honor Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta took the gold honoring the longevity of his fashion career at El Boton–Mango Fashion Awards in Spain.

clock May 1, 2009Barbara Barker and Rosemary Feitelberg

Ten Giorgio di Sant’Angelo dresses suspended in air.

Designer and Luxury

A Look at ‘The Model as Muse’

Those who expect a history of models at the Costume Institute’s spring exhibit will quickly learn there is more to it than meets the eye.

clock May 1, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Demi Moore at Cartier.

Fashion Scoops

Kind Carats at Cartier… How Tweet It Is… A Lily for Karl Lagerfeld…

Demi Moore sparkles at launch of new Cartier Trinity Charity bracelet… Rachel Roy tweets… Karl Lagerfeld takes a liking to Lily Allen…

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Financial

Lawmakers Go to Bat for Hartmarx

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill pressure Wells Fargo to maintain the company’s financing and prevent a liquidation.

clock May 1, 2009Kristi Ellis and Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

U.S. Worried China Will Renege on IP Enforcement

As the global economic situation continues to deteriorate, U.S. trade officials are concerned China could regress on intellectual property protections.

clock May 1, 2009Liza Casabona

Essentialist

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

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Social Studies