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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

Glen Senk Resigns at Urban Outfitters

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Overview

Glen Senk sent a shock through the retail world Tuesday when he stepped down as chief executive officer of Urban Outfitters Inc.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Marks & Spencer Sees Slight Sales Gain

Food outpaces clothing and general merchandise in third quarter.

clock January 10, 2012Samantha Conti

Financial

Swatch Shares Increase on 21.7% Jump in Sales

The Swiss parent of brands including Omega, Breguet, Blancpain and Swatch sees 2012 as a “major challenge.”

clock January 10, 2012Miles Socha

Retail

Thomas Engibous Taking Chairman Post at J.C. Penney

He succeeds Myron Ullman.

clock January 10, 2012David Moin

Financial

Aftermath of Holiday Comes Into Financial Focus

Lululemon Athletica raises guidance, while Tiffany & Co. and The Jones Group cut back.

clock January 10, 2012Evan Clark

Government and Trade

China’s Trade Surplus Declines

Last year marks the lowest level in six years.

clock January 10, 2012Kathleen E. McLaughlin

All-time best-selling watch from Skagen.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fossil to Buy Skagen Designs for $236.8M

Concentrating on modern Danish design, Skagen’s products run the gamut from watches and jewelry to sunglasses and clocks.

clock January 10, 2012Lisa Lockwood

The Row Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

The Row Pre-Fall 2012

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen described their pre-fall lineup as “aristocrat meets equestrian,” with a bohemian undercurrent.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff

Rick Santorum

Fashion Scoops

Rick Santorum Style: Candidate Launches Sweater Vest Initiative

The Republican presidential hopeful is cashing in on his preppy sartorial style.

clock January 10, 2012Kristi Ellis

The Valentino page on Thecorner.com.

Retail

Valentino Men’s Looks to Hit Thecorner.com

The brand has joined forces with the Italian e-tailer for a special project called “Reserve From the Runway.”

clock January 10, 2012Luisa Zargani

Max Mara Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Max Mara Pre-Fall 2012

The lineup featured mostly minimalist, lean shapes.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff

Sportmax Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Sportmax Pre-Fall 2012

While Max Mara was full of poppy colors, looks veered into darker, more graphic territory at Sportmax.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff

Cushnie et Ochs Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Cushnie et Ochs Pre-Fall 2012

Inspired by lingerie, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs went femme fatale for pre-fall.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff

Pedro Lourenço Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Pedro Lourenço Pre-Fall 2012

Inspired by the Patagonia region, the designer showed landscape prints of desert mountains and icebergs.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff

Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2012

The designer showed jackets in an assortment of colors and fabrics, all with detachable mink collars.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff

Glen Senk

Human Resources

Glen Senk Resigns at Urban Outfitters

Founder Richard Hayne named to succeed him at post of chief executive officer.

clock January 10, 2012Sharon Edelson and Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Abbey Doneger with Karen Giberson and Joyce Brown

Jewelry

Accessories Council Inducts Abbey Doneger

The Doneger Group president, who recently feted 65 years in business, spoke about the importance of philanthropy to his family’s business.

clock January 10, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Matthew Williamson Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Matthew Williamson Pre-Fall 2012

The designer made Russian czar architecture, Jeff Koons art and Javier Vallhonrat photographs work as inspirations in his rich, bohemian-esque collection.

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Padma Lakshmi at the GEM Awards.

Jewelry

Four Honored at GEM Awards

The evening’s honorees included Chanel Fine Jewelry, Ralph Destino, Daphne Guinness and Candy Pratts Price.

clock January 10, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Footwear

Deckers, Dr. Jay’s Reach Settlement

The New York-based footwear chain sold counterfeit UGG boots.

clock January 10, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Terry Lundgren

Government and Trade

Macy’s Terry Lundgren, NRF Press Obama on Agenda

Executives have sent a letter urging the president to support retailers’ priorities in his State of the Union address.

clock January 10, 2012Kristi Ellis

Designs from Uma Wang.

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: An Antidote to Glam

As the country is set to become the biggest luxury market this year, a counterculture to bling seems to have gained some headway on the fashion scene.

clock January 11, 2012Huang Hung

Stella McCartney

Parties

Stella McCartney’s Empire State

At a fete for her new SoHo digs, the designer talks pre-fall, her growing company and how to have fun with it all.

clock January 10, 2012Jessica Iredale and Matthew Lynch

Calvin Klein's Naked Glamour video.

Marketing and Promotion

Calvin Klein, Annabel Tollman Team Up on Videos

Shot by Douglas Keeve, the stylist gives viewers a peek behind the scenes on how she creates a persona for a variety of scenarios.

clock January 11, 2012Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Tod’s Fights for Colosseum Restoration Plan

Italian firm reiterated that it is not seeking a commercial return through sponsorship of the project.

clock January 11, 2012Fabiana Repaci

Fashion Scoops

Peep Toes: Christian Louboutin to Collaborate With Crazy Horse

The shoe designer’s latest anniversary project is to create four new tableaux for the Paris cabaret’s nightly “Désirs” show.

clock January 11, 2012Joelle Diderich

Business Features

New Faces Set for Financo Forum

This year’s event has been loaded with executives spearheading emerging businesses, and who rarely, if ever, participate in panel discussions.

clock January 11, 2012David Moin

Boss Black Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Boss Black Pre-Fall 2012

Eyan Allen lightened up his collection in anticipation, he said, of luring a younger customer.

clock January 11, 2012WWD 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