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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 19hDavid 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 15hEvan 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 23hDavid Moin

Retailers Wary as Chill Sets In

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Overview

Retailers have sobered up after the promotional bacchanalia that drew record business on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Scoops

Paula Abdul Prepares for Auction

The sale, which features nearly 700 items, begins Saturday on Linda’s Stuff, a site that sells via consignment designer fashion on eBay.

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Charlotte Casiraghi

Parties

Gucci Hosts Equestrian Event in Paris

Rosario Dawson and Charlotte Casiraghi were among the guests to attend the show-jumping competition.

clock December 5, 2011WWD Staff

Trudy Sullivan

Human Resources

Trudy Sullivan to Retire as Talbots CEO

Specialty retailer looks for new leadership as it pares back operations.

clock December 5, 2011Evan Clark

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2012

The designer called the lineup a continuation of spring, which could be seen in the navy looks, though the ample earth tones signaled an autumnal turn.

clock December 5, 2011WWD Staff

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Pre-Fall 2012

Flowers, leaves and feathers were a major theme in Alberta Ferretti’s Philosophy collection.

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Human Resources

Janet Gurwitch Joins Castanea Partners

The Newton, Mass-based private equity firm’s portfolio includes investments in brands such as Betsey Johnson, Donald J. Pliner and Urban Decay.

clock December 5, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Human Resources

Retail Hiring Accelerates for Holiday

November figures best since 2007, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

clock December 5, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Daphne Guinness in Gareth Pugh.

Parties

MAC Fetes Daphne Guinness at Art Basel

Dinner celebrated Guinness’ recent collection of cosmetics for the company.

clock December 5, 2011Alessandra Codinha

The Façonnable store in NYC.

Designer and Luxury

Moustapha El-Solh Takes Over at Façonnable

Lance Isham is leaving his post as chief executive officer of the group, effective Dec. 31.

clock December 6, 2011Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Italy Proposes Tax on Luxury Items

As part of the government’s austerity package, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is pushing through a slew of measures.

clock December 5, 2011Cynthia Martens

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012

It was a rich visual display tinged with Russian bourgeois courtesy of an abundance of oversize cabochon jewels.

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Mario Sorrenti shoots Milla Jovovich for the 2012 Pirelli Calendar

People

Mario Sorrenti: Calendar Boy

The photographer discusses shooting the 2012 Pirelli Calendar, and the not obviously sexy.

clock December 6, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Workers at a clothing factory in Vietnam.

Government and Trade

TPP Talks Gaining Momentum

A Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is looking more likely as talks among the U.S. and eight Asia-Pacific nations are heating up.

clock December 5, 2011Kristi Ellis

Waris Ahluwalia and Tilda Swinton at the Pringle of Scotland pop-up shop.

Parties

The Basel Beat: Weekend Edition

WWD’s art world correspondents fanned out across the manses and hotels of southern Florida to report back on the goings on in the art scene.

clock December 5, 2011WWD Staff

A view of the new Fogal boutique.

Activewear

Fogal’s Latest Foray

The Swiss hosiery brand brings its new retail concept to Madison Avenue.

clock December 5, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Madonna

Parties

Directorial Girl: Madonna Talks, Fetes ‘W.E.’

Celebrities and fashion’s elite turn out to celebrate the queen of pop’s foray into filmmaking.

clock December 5, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Media

The New York Times Sees Cyber Monday Sales Bump

The newspaper offered 50 percent discounts on digital subscriptions last Monday for unlimited access to its Web site.

clock December 5, 2011John Koblin

Looks from Piazza Sempione.

Designer and Luxury

Piazza Sempione Expands in China

The Italian label plans to open 10 more units in the country over the next three years.

clock December 5, 2011WWD Staff

Michael R. Bloomberg

Financial

Retail Plays Key Role in NYC: Mayor Bloomberg

The mayor was the morning general session keynote speaker at ICSC’s New York National Conference & Deal Making program Monday.

clock December 5, 2011Vicki M. Young

Financial

Analysts Eye J. Crew, Sears Debt

Standard & Poor’s revised J. Crew’s outlook, while Moody’s Investors Service cut Sears’ corporate family credit rating.

clock December 5, 2011Evan Clark

Prabal Gurung

Designer and Luxury

Prabal Gurung Named Chief Designer for ICB

The designer will help Onward Kashiyama relaunch the Japanese brand in the U.S. and Europe.

clock December 5, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

TSE Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

TSE Pre-Fall 2012

Creative director Brian Reyes is laying the groundwork for fall, looking to the works of Rachel Whiteread and the streets of New York City.

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Fashion Scoops

Michael Kors Executives Take a Road Trip

John Idol and Joe Parsons have embarked on a cross-country trip to introduce the fashion firm’s initial public offering to investors.

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Fashion Scoops

Prada to Host Runway Show in Tokyo

The show, scheduled to take place today, will present its spring-summer 2012 men’s and women’s collections, with live commentary from international bloggers.

clock December 6, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Ahalife.com Opens Boutique in Beverly Hills

Discovery shopping Web site is doing the unthinkable: opening a brick-and-mortar location.

clock December 6, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Silvia Venturini Fendi Defends Luxury

At the European Union Innovation Convention in Brussels, the creative director of Fendi Accessories called upon the EU Commission for support.

clock December 6, 2011WWD Staff

Media

Tiffin Jernstedt Returns to Tommy Hilfiger

The former vice president of public relations at Ralph Lauren Corp. has rejoined Hilfiger as its senior vice president of global communications.

clock December 6, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Carmen Dell'Orefice

Media

‘About Face’ to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary digs deeper into the career stories of a group of Seventies- and Eighties-era models.

clock December 6, 2011Sharon Edelson

Valentino Garavani and Anne Hathaway

Designer and Luxury

Valentino’s Virtual Leap

The designer and Giancarlo Giammetti held a press conference on Monday at the Museum of Modern Art to unveil the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum.

clock December 6, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Bottega Veneta RTW Spring 2012

Financial

Retailers Wary as Chill Sets In

Stores are still anticipating a strong holiday season, but they have become cautious as consumer spending cools.

clock December 6, 2011David Moin

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Raf Simons

Fashion

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

clock 20hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies