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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 10hDavid 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 6hEvan 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 14hDavid Moin

Changing China Forces Shifts in Strategies

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Overview

China’s luxury market is in reboot mode. Major players including PPR, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Compagnie Financière Richemont have all signaled a rethinking of their strategies in Mainland China.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

The Hugo icons.

Designer and Luxury

Hugo Boss Gets Set to Mark 20th Anniversary

Hugo — the most progressive brand in the Hugo Boss Group — has continued to sharpen its fashion edge while steadily advancing on a double-digit growth path.

clock March 3, 2013Melissa Drier

A view of the Marissa Collections boutique.

Jewelry

Marissa Collections’ New Gem

The veteran designer emporium launched a jewelry gallery within 1,400 of its 10,000-square-foot, pale pink historic property on Third Street South.

clock March 20, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Mulberry RTW Fall 2013

Designer and Luxury

Slowdown in Tourist Traffic Dents Mulberry Outlook

Brand blamed the slowdown on weaker-than-anticipated sales following the Christmas season.

clock March 22, 2013Samantha Conti

François-Henri Pinault pointing to the Kering logo.

Marketing and Promotion

PPR Changes Name to Kering

French group sets new moniker to reflect shift away from its retail roots.

clock March 24, 2013Miles Socha

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea performing at the MAC party in Paris.

Parties

A MAC Attack in Paris

The makeup brand threw a bash to celebrate its Champs-Elysées flagship store.

clock March 22, 2013Katya Foreman

Valextra

Mergers and Acquisitions

Neo Capital Purchases Valextra Stake

Marco Franchini has been tapped as the Italian brand’s ceo.

clock March 24, 2013Luisa Zargani

Nicolas Sarkozy

Beauty Features

Sarkozy Investigated in Bettencourt Affair

The move by the Bordeaux court is considered surprising by French observers.

clock March 22, 2013Alex Wynne

A view of Tiffany & Co.

Financial

Tiffany Earnings Flat in Q4

Jeweler managed to beat Wall Street’s fourth-quarter expectations and predicted better-than-expected earnings for the year.

clock March 22, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone

Parties

Marc Jacobs Hosts Screening for ‘Disconnect’

The designer has a small part in the new social media-focused thriller.

clock March 22, 2013Taylor Harris

Coral (Lily Sullivan), the oldest member of the dysfunctional "Mental" family.

People

‘Mental’ Plays Mind Games

P.J. Hogan’s latest film is about life in a small Australian town filled with any number of people who could be diagnosed with the title affliction.

clock March 25, 2013Sharon Edelson

Interior of the Chanel store.

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Unveils Bal Harbour Revamp

The brand celebrated the redesign of its nearly 20-year-old location at Bal Harbour Shops on the first day of spring.

clock March 25, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Retail

Claudie Pierlot to Bow in Bloomingdale’s

The brand will launch at the retailer’s SoHo and 59th Street locations a year ahead of schedule.

clock March 25, 2013Sharon Edelson

Zoë Kravitz in Alexander Wang.

Parties

Swarovski Crystallized, Zoë Kravitz Toast Collaboration

Guests included Natasha Lyonne, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Arden Wohl and Zani Gugelmann.

clock March 22, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Mark Badgley and James Mischka

Fashion Scoops

Mark Badgley and James Mischka Tie the Knot

After 28 years as a couple, the designers made their union official on Friday at City Hall.

clock March 22, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Retailers Win Symbolic Online Tax Victory

Senate approved a nonbinding amendment that supports legislation that would enable states to collect sales taxes from out-of-state online and remote sellers.

clock March 23, 2013Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Parent Kering Acquires Tannery

Located in Normandy, France Croco is an elite producer of crocodile skins.

clock March 25, 2013Miles Socha

A look from the Comfort Devotion Full Figure collection by Maidenform.

Activewear

Maidenform to Add Comfort Devotion Full-Figure Bras

The $600.2 million bra specialist is making strategic changes to build brand equity while eliminating segments that are underperforming.

clock March 25, 2013Karyn Monget

Andy Wolf

Eyewear

Eyewear Goes Transparent

Eyewear is getting a clearer view — both creatively and in business terms.

clock March 25, 2013Rachel Strugatz

The crowd at Times Square shopping mall in Hong Kong.

Business Features

Changing China Forces Shifts in Luxury Strategies

Major players are cutting back on store openings in far-flung locales in order to focus on improving their offerings within the cities they already serve.

clock March 25, 2013Casey Hall

Media

Brides Magazine Joining the Digital World

The title has signed on Michelle Phan, well-known for her how-to fashion and makeup videos, to beef up its video production.

clock March 25, 2013Erik Maza

Media

Timothy Noah Out at The New Republic

The senior editor, who was responsible for one of the magazine’s opening columns, TRB, tweeted Friday he’d been fired.

clock March 25, 2013Erik Maza

Iman and Stephen Burrows

Fashion Scoops

Industry Turns Out for Stephen Burrows Exhibit

Diane von Furstenberg, Fran Liebowitz, Anna Sui, Catherine Malandrino and Jeffrey Banks were among the guests at Thursday night’s opening.

clock March 25, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Kardashian Beauty Licensee Boldface Files Appeal

The Khroma Beauty makeup brand’s legal drama is continuing.

clock March 25, 2013Rachel Brown

Brit Marling?in Mulberry.

Fashion Scoops

Mulberry Hosts Dinner at Chateau Marmont

Guests expecting more of the company’s creative props and decor weren’t disappointed.

clock March 25, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

The High School of Fashion Industries to Honor Macy’s Nicole Fischelis

The department store’s group vice president, fashion director and global forecaster, has been been getting to know the students over the past few years.

clock March 25, 2013David Moin

Alejandro Ingelmo RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Features

Fall 2013 Accessories: New York

Here, a roundup of looks from the New York collections. See WWD.com for London looks on Tuesday, Milan on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday.

clock March 25, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Giorgio Armani

Footwear

Accessories Trend: On the Surface

Exclude “minimal” from the fall vernacular. Designers worked their shoes and bags in feathers, fur, beading and all sorts of fabulous textural interest.

clock March 25, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Raf Simons

Fashion

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

clock 11hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies