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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 14hDavid 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 9hEvan 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 18hDavid Moin

Digital World Now Coaxing Shoppers Back to Stores

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Overview

The online and offline camps are joining forces. For the first time since the fashion industry’s adoption of everything digital a few years ago, the focus is on getting consumers back into stores.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Scoops

Betty Catroux Backs Hedi Slimane’s Vision

“All Hedi’s decisions are brilliant and it is so clever of him to work in Los Angeles — in peace, away from everything, under the sun,” she told WWD.

clock June 23, 2012Samantha Conti

Godfrey Gao

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dolce & Gabbana

A trio of hunky models hosted an autograph session at the boutique.

clock June 23, 2012Luisa Zargani

Belstaff Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Belstaff Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Martin Cooper, the brand’s chief creative officer, had an old-fashioned traveler in mind for this collection of luxury outerwear.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

A Boss Selection advertisement featuring Yun-Fat Chow

Fashion Scoops

Hugo Boss Fetes Taiwan Flagship

The brand recently opened in the Taipei 101 mall.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Marc Jacobs Men’s RTW Spring 2013

“Tender is the Night” and a photo of Sex Pistols’ singer John Lydon proved winning wellsprings for the weird luxury in the designer’s men’s collection.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Alexander McQueen Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Alexander McQueen Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The collection was a romp through the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Jean Paul Gaultier Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Jean Paul Gaultier Resort 2013

What was new was the fluidity of the looks — even shown on the more tailored pieces.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Christopher Kane Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Christopher Kane Resort 2013

The designer let loose with florals, but rather than going for conventionally pretty, he went for a “distorted” look.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Viktor & Rolf Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Viktor & Rolf Resort 2013

The designers combined an Old Hollywood vibe with a gleeful Hare Krishna one.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Children’s Place Expands to Middle East

The specialty retailer has signed two 10-year agreements with the Apparel Group.

clock June 25, 2012David Moin

George R. Hearst

Human Resources

George R. Hearst Jr., Chairman of Hearst Corp., Dies at 84

The oldest grandson of the late William Randolph
 Hearst suffered complications following a stroke.

clock June 26, 2012Amy Wicks

Missoni Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Missoni Men’s RTW Spring 2013

As intricate as antique ethnic throws, the house’s fine, patterned loom knits looked as though they had been unearthed from under some desert rock.

clock June 26, 2012WWD Staff

Fendi Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Fendi Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Polo shirts and suede bombers bore punch-card perforations in Silvia Fendi’s collection that was displayed on mannequins.

clock June 26, 2012WWD Staff

A shirt from the Mugler capsule collection

Fashion Scoops

Mugler Sets Shirt Collection

Capsule collection to be sold online after the French brand’s men’s show on Wednesday.

clock June 26, 2012Miles Socha

Giorgio Armani Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Giorgio Armani Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The designer paired slightly elongated jackets with pleated trousers that were roomy around the top and narrow at the bottom.

clock June 26, 2012WWD Staff

Marni Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Marni Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Creative director Consuelo Castiglioni produced a sophisticated collection of men’ s wear staples for spring.

clock June 26, 2012WWD Staff

Dsquared2 Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Dsquared2 Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Dean and Dan Caten showed sharp tailoring with cropped jackets and fitted pants, form-fitting white shirts, distressed denim and the like.

clock June 26, 2012WWD Staff

Diesel Black Gold Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Diesel Black Gold Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The collection nailed both the sharp tailoring and cool sportswear arenas.

clock June 26, 2012WWD Staff

Ports 1961 Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Ports 1961 Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Sharp tailoring and urban-chic sportswear were the key ingredients of creative director Fiona Cibani’s collection.

clock June 26, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Diego Della Valle Talks Up His Country

The chief was all for “team building” and solidarity, in light of the difficulties Italians are facing, urging them “to be proud” of being Italian.

clock June 26, 2012Luisa Zargani

Adrien Brody

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Diesel Black Gold

Adrien Brody made a silent appearance as a guest at the show on Tuesday.

clock June 26, 2012Alessandra Turra

Business Features

So-So Confidence and Economic Outlook

As consumer confidence wanes after four consecutive months of declines, an S&P report suggests that there are four possible economic recovery scenarios.

clock June 26, 2012Vicki M. Young

Mark Ronson

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Fendi

Mark Ronson attended the brand’s men’s show.

clock June 26, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Giorgio Armani

The designer had a front row of actors, pianists and photographers.

clock June 26, 2012Luisa Zargani

Brioni Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Tailored Firms Loosen Up

Tailoring houses continued their love affair with sportswear for spring.

clock June 26, 2012WWD Staff

A look from Lucky Brand’s plus-size clothing line.

Denim

Lucky Brand Enters the Plus-Size Fray

Fifth & Pacific unit introducing Ginger jeans and a Lucky Plus brand.

clock June 26, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Financial

Brand Names Increase in Popularity Among Shoppers

Well-known brands continue to make inroads with consumers when they’re deciding how to spend their money.

clock June 26, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Tod’s

Textiles

Accessories Go Casual for Men’s

Just as sportswear took center stage on the runways, accessories brands also focused on casual, easy looks.

clock June 26, 2012WWD Staff

A photo of Duran Duran from the exhibit, "Factory 77."

People

Brad Elterman: One-Man Instagram

The photographer of L.A. rock’s golden-hued era preps a solo exhibit.

clock June 26, 2012Marcy Medina

Body Care

Sun Products Sells White Rain

Also acquired by private equity firm Brynwood Partners’ portfolio company, High Ridge Brands Co., were the Adorn, The Dry Look, Mink and Toni brands.

clock June 26, 2012Vicki M. Young

Elizabeth Banks

Parties

‘People Like Us’ Makes New York Debut

The Cinema Society and Allure editor in chief Linda Wells hosted a screening of the upcoming summer tearjerker at Manhattan’s Chelsea Cinemas on Monday night.

clock June 26, 2012Belisa Silva

Kim Kiroic and some of his designs.

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Hot Feet From a Local Cobbler

This summer, Kim Kiroic is making a name for himself as local celebrities step out in his stylish, colorful sandals.

clock June 27, 2012Huang Hung

A shot of a beautiful man and woman with diaphanous scarves floating in the wind.

Retail

The Cools: Selling the Personal Touch

Olivier van Themsche’s new project is a social network, a platform for style and an e-commerce site with a market curated by “ambassadors.”

clock June 27, 2012Sharon Edelson

Nora Ephron

Media

Nora Ephron, a Woman of Letters, Dies at 71

The writer, perhaps best known for screenplays including “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” was celebrated for her wry humor all of her life.

clock June 26, 2012Lorna Koski and Amy Wicks and Erik Maza

Real Estate

FCBID Touts Area to Drum Up Business

The Fashion Center Business Improvement District talked up the neighborhood at a cocktail party Monday night for 55 retail real estate brokers.

clock June 27, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

Liz Smith Responds to Criticism Over Nora Ephron Piece

In a rush to beat the news cycle herself, Smith on Tuesday published her appreciation of her friend too soon.

clock June 27, 2012Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Nordstrom Search for Manhattan Flagship Continues

A location that has reportedly captured the retailer’s fancy is the site of a future skyscraper on 157 West 57th Street.

clock June 27, 2012David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

A|X Armani Exchange to Open Montreal

The 4,638-square-foot store is the first freestanding store in Canada to feature the brand’s latest store design.

clock June 27, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Versace Launching Atelier Jewelry Collection

The Italian brand will unveil the collection on Sunday during its couture show at the Ritz Paris.

clock June 27, 2012Luisa Zargani

A consumer using LightSpeed’s “related items” feature on an iPad at Treasure & Bond.

Media

Digital World Now Coaxing Shoppers Back to Stores

No longer antagonists, the online and offline camps are joining forces.

clock June 27, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Raf Simons

Fashion

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

clock 15hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies