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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.

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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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Hot Times at Retail: Soaring Temps Drive Consumers to Stores

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Consumers throughout the Eastern U.S. sought relief from record-breaking temperatures by shopping.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Roger Vivier’s horn sequin Miss Viv’ bag from its new Rendez-Vous line.

Designer and Luxury

Roger Vivier’s New Line

Rendez-Vous, a new limited edition concept designed to bridge the gap between the former couture collection and the house’s main line.

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Designer and Luxury

Brioni CEO Andrea Perrone Resigns

Andrea Perrone exits. Brioni general manager Antonio Bianchini will handle day-to-day executive duties until a new ceo is named.

clock July 7, 2010Emilie Marsh

Financial

Bebe to Shutter PH8 Division

Contemporary women’s retailer Bebe Stores will either close the format’s 48 stores or convert them to the more promising 2b bebe concept.

clock July 6, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Giorgio Armani Privé Fall Couture 2010

Fashion

Giorgio Armani Privé Fall Couture 2010

Giorgio Armani showed a preference for sensual, often short, jackets, diversifying the cuts with a tucked neckline or his signature ruffled side closure.

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Katie Lee

Parties

Grease Sing-A-Long: Danny + Sandy 4-Ever

Katie Lee, The Cinema Society, Dior Beauty and Moet & Chandon hosted screening of “Grease Sing-A-Long.”

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The Bulgari ring for Save the Children.

Designer and Luxury

Bulgari to Support Save the Children

Bulgari will introduce a silver and ceramic ring in October as part of the company’s charity campaign Rewrite the Future with Save the Children.

clock July 7, 2010Luisa Zargani

Media

Leibovitz Shoots Hickey… Travel + Leisure’s Change of Scenery…

Annie Leibovitz has been tapped to shoot Hickey Freeman’s fall advertising campaign.

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Citi trimmed its June estimate for J.C. Penney.

Financial

Analysts: Inventory Glut Could Put 2nd Half at Risk

Margins seen pressured as consumers again wait for promotions.

clock July 7, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

L’Occitane Sales Up 13.9 Percent

L’Occitane generated revenues of 612.2 million euros, or $865.5 million at average exchange, in the 12-month period.

clock July 7, 2010Brid Costello

Designer and Luxury

Ferré Bidding Deadline Extended

Deadline to submit binding offers for the purchase of Gianfranco Ferré now Aug. 2.

clock July 7, 2010Luisa Zargani

Threadless will create laptops with Dell featuring artists’ designs.

Markets

Threadless in Dell Tie-up

Threadless, the crowd-sourced design Web site, has inked a deal with Dell to provide an exclusive collection of artists’ graphic creations for laptops.

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The Queen, wearing an Angela Kelly dress, jacket and hat, entering the U.N.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Burn Notice

As the thermometer hit a scorching triple digits on Tuesday, Manhattan women dressed the part.

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Retail

Hot Times at Retail: Soaring Temps Drive Consumers to Stores

Consumers throughout the Eastern U.S. sought relief from record-breaking temperatures by shopping.

clock July 7, 2010Sharon Edelson

Retail

Abercrombie & Fitch Bedbug Problem Easing

The company is hoping to reopen the Abercrombie & Fitch unit in the South Street Seaport on Thursday, which closed due to bedbugs.

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Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: July 7, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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A bikini from the Quiksilver collection for The Standard Hotel.

Fashion Scoops

Sun, Swim and the Standard… Leighton Meester and Jason Wu in Paris…

Quiksilver and The Standard Hotels are adding a sequel to last year’s swimwear collaboration. Also, Leighton Meester gives advice on “being classy.”

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Denim

Levi’s Loss Expands in Second Quarter

Sales at Levi’s rose 8.1 percent to $958 million.

clock July 14, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Imports Rise Sharply in May

The overall trade deficit increased to $42.3 billion in May, the highest level in 18 months.

clock July 14, 2010Kristi Ellis

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