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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.

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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.

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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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Olsens’ Growing World: Sisters in Penney’s Deal To Launch Junior Label

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Overview

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who last week became members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, have signed a deal with J.C. Penney Co. Inc. to launch Olsenboye, a junior brand.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Francisco Costa and Eva Mendes

People

Desirée Rogers and Eva Mendes Hit National Design Awards

First Lady Michelle Obama skipped the National Design Awards but sent White House social secretary Desirée Rogers in her place.

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Financial

Delta Apparel Net Climbs to $2.6M

First-quarter sales and margins increase at Delta.

clock October 26, 2009Matthew Lynch

Simon Doonan's illustrated cover for the November/December issue of  Departures.

Media

Memo Pad: Simon Scribbles… First Lady of Fashion… Just Super at YSL…

Simon Doonan calls the recession “a colossal bore” in the November/December issue of Departures.

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Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen

Retail

Olsens to Launch Junior Brand for Penney’s

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have signed a deal with J.C. Penney Co. Inc. to launch Olsenboye.

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Financial

Retail Stocks Rise 1.4 Percent Last Week

A strong third-quarter showing from Amazon.com drove retail stocks up on Friday.

clock October 26, 2009Evan Clark

A rendering of the Eres in-store shop at Selfridges.

Retail

Eres to Open Boutique in Selfridges

Eres is set to open its first store in the U.K. on Nov. 4.

clock October 26, 2009Karyn Monget

Donna Karan’s slinky sleepshirt at Komar.

Activewear

Innerwear Vendors Face New Challenges

Business is improving, and value-priced basics such as underwear, everyday bras and camis fare better than other items.

clock October 26, 2009Karyn Monget

Real Estate

Microsoft’s First Store Opens in Arizona

The software giant Microsoft opens in Scottsdale Fashion Square.

clock October 26, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Audemars Piguet’s 57th Street store.

Designer and Luxury

Audemars Piguet Expands in Manhattan

Like its watches, Audemars Piguet’s store just got bigger.

clock October 26, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Marco Giacometti, with Astra Gamsjaeger, one of the hosts of the party who’s on the board of the Joffrey Ballet, which received a portion of the sales of the event.

Fashion Scoops

On the Road… Versace Grows in Sin City…

Tod’s chief executive officer Marco Giacometti is making the rounds this month, visiting company locations in Toronto and Chicago.

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Financial

Escada Bidding Nears End

Escada’s search for a buyer is nearing the final phase.

clock October 26, 2009Melissa Drier

Fragrance

Agent Provocateur in Fragrance Deal

Agent Provocateur has inked a licensing deal with Designer Parfums, a British fragrance distributor and manufacturer.

clock October 26, 2009Brid Costello

Bottega Veneta RTW Spring 2010

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Runway Trend: Spice World

Subtle or emphatic spice shades, such as saffron and paprika, played leading roles in the spring collections on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Financial

German Designer Michalsky Inks Beauty Deal

German designer Michael Michalsky and fragrance producer Mäurer & Wirtz have struck a deal to create a fragrance and body care line.

clock October 26, 2009Susan Stone

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Raf Simons

Fashion

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

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Social Studies