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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 9hDavid 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 4hEvan 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 13hDavid Moin

Can John Galliano Ever Come Back?

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Overview

Will the taint of bigotry cling forever to John Galliano? Or will the incendiary British designer rehabilitate himself and his name over time, only to rise again like some fashion phoenix?SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Financial

Retail Stocks Slip 0.8% Monday

Markets recover some of ground lost following S&P cut to the U.S.

clock April 18, 2011Evan Clark

Bill Jasper

Textiles

Critical Times for U.S. Textiles

Industry is banking on its rebounding export business to offset some of the price pressures in the system.

clock April 19, 2011Kristi Ellis

Textiles

Textiles: Key Trade Issues

The National Council of Textile Organizations cites the South Korea Free Trade Agreement and Indian cotton as current hot topics.

clock April 19, 2011WWD Staff

A look from Seamline Cynthia Steffe.

Sportswear

Cynthia Steffe Unveils Seamline

The new collection of contemporary dresses is priced significantly lower than the Steffe line.

clock April 19, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Bijan Pakzad

Human Resources

Bijan Pakzad, Rodeo Drive Pioneer, Dies at 71

His exclusive showroom solidified Rodeo Drive’s reputation as a luxury shopping destination.

clock April 19, 2011Rachel Brown

A bubble skirt dress from White by Vera Wang for David’s Bridal.

Designer and Luxury

Vera Wang Unveils Bridesmaids Line

The seven-piece collection will ship to 250 David’s Bridal stores in late June.

clock April 19, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Mike Duke President, CEO; Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Retail

Wal-Mart to Buy Kosmix

Mass retailer to re-enter social media with new @WalmartLabs team that will create technologies around social and mobile commerce.

clock April 19, 2011Sharon Edelson and Arnold J. Karr

Giorgio Armani

Fashion Features

Salone del Mobile Gets More Fashionable

Ermenegildo Zegna, Giorgio Armani, Versace and Diesel were among fashion brands to present home collections at the design and furniture show.

clock April 19, 2011Luisa Zargani

Sebastian Brajkovic

Markets

Standouts of Milan Design Week

Across Milan, brands large and small show their latest wares.

clock April 19, 2011Samantha Conti

Media

Memo Pad: Billy Norwich Leaves Town & Country… Vogue Taps Chloe Malle…

After one year at Town & Country, Billy Norwich is leaving the magazine.

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Sky Ferreira at Mulberry's Coachella BBQ.

Parties

Coachella’s Desert Daze

The arts and music fest is as much the launch of the “festival fashion” season as it is a chance to take in live performances.

clock April 18, 2011Marcy Medina

Designer and Luxury

Priscilla of Boston Taps Marchesa for New Bridal

A new wedding dress collection, Eterna by Marchesa, will be sold at the retailer’s 19 freestanding stores starting this fall.

clock April 19, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Further Price Hikes May Be Looming

Could last month’s substantial hike in price inflation for dresses — 7.1 percent to be precise — be a sign of things to come?

clock April 19, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

John Galliano

Designer and Luxury

Can John Galliano Ever Come Back?

Will the taint of bigotry cling forever to the British designer or will he rise again like some fashion phoenix?

clock April 19, 2011Miles Socha and Samantha Conti and Nina Jones and Luisa Zargani and Kerry Olsen

Bernard Arnault in Paris on Thursday.

Designer and Luxury

The Players Behind the Dior Succession

Dior officials have indicated they are in no hurry to name a successor. Still, there are plenty of gyrations behind the scenes.

clock April 19, 2011Miles Socha

The “I O NY” T-shirt.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Girls for Japan Launch T-Shirt… Target, Dockers to Partner…

Fashion Girls for Japan’s sample sale at The Bowery Hotel netted $270,000 for the relief effort, and the group’s not done yet.

clock April 19, 2011WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Raf Simons

Fashion

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

clock 10hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies