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Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.

clock 11hDavid 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 7hEvan 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 15hDavid Moin

Kellwood to Spin Off Vince Brand With IPO

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Overview

Vince, the Los Angeles-based contemporary sportswear brand, has filed for its anticipated initial public offering.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Guests at the Hermès annual theme party

Fashion Scoops

Hermès Fetes ‘A Sporting Life’

The company hosted a party on Thursday at its new facility in Pantin on the outskirts of Paris.

clock July 12, 2013Joelle Diderich

Financial

L Capital Asia Invests in Marubi

Private equity fund takes minority stake in Chinese cosmetics maker.

clock July 15, 2013Kristiano Ang

Fashion Scoops

Carrefour CEO Among French Honors List

Georges Plassat was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor in the Bastille Day list.

clock July 15, 2013Joelle Diderich

A fall ad visual from Vince, featuring the footwear license.

Financial

Kellwood to Spin Off Vince Brand With IPO

The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.

clock July 16, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Specialty Store Sales Rise in June

On a year-over-year basis, specialty store sales were 4.8 percent higher than in June 2012, while sales at department stores slipped 5.1 percent.

clock July 15, 2013Kristi Ellis

Financial

A.T. Cross Sells Accessories Business

Division was purchased by private equity firm Clarion Capital Partners for $60 million.

clock July 15, 2013Vicki M. Young

Financial

Loblaw Acquires Shoppers Drug Mart for $11.93B

The combined entity will generate more than $40.39 billion in annual revenues and operate 2,348 stores.

clock July 15, 2013Vicki M. Young and Faye Brookman

Premium denim designers checked out textile innovations and vendors who could help them produce domestically at the Kingpins show in Los Angeles.

Denim

Texture Trumps Color, Prints at Kingpins L.A.

Denim seen moving into an era of surface interest as makers look for ways around European tariff.

clock July 15, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran

Joe's Jeans

Denim

Joe’s Jeans Acquires Hudson in $97.6M Denim Marriage

Peter Kim will continue to serve as chief executive officer of Hudson and will join Joe’s board.

clock July 15, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Glenn McMahon

Human Resources

Glenn McMahon to Exit St. John

He will step down as chief executive officer at the end of the month.

clock July 15, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Google shopping results.

Retail

Retailers Shift Digital Spend, PLA Usage Explodes

Paid search and e-mail marketing are garnering the lion’s share of digital investment.

clock July 16, 2013Rachel Strugatz

A piece from Forever 21's line of Marvel apparel.

Fashion Scoops

Forever 21 Teams With Marvel for Back-to-School

Accessories and apparel will be emblazoned with imagery of superheroes including Thor, Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine and Iron Man.

clock July 15, 2013Rachel Brown

Denim

Denim M&A: Seek the Right Buyer, Not the Biggest Deal

Bankers, investors and lawyers proffered advice to Kingpins’ attendees on how to prep a company for a sale or cash infusion.

clock July 15, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran

Fashion Scoops

Inter Parfums Inks Shanghai Tang Deal

The first products under the 12-year, exclusive global license are expected to be launched in the spring.

clock July 15, 2013Julie Naughton

Financial

Guggenheim on the Hunt for Deals

The global financial services firm is said to be looking at investment deals in the apparel and digital media sectors.

clock July 16, 2013Vicki M. Young

Some wide-ranging choices for idle time in the summer.

Lifestyle

Beach (House) Reads

From Dior to dummies, a look at the season’s most interesting art books.

clock July 16, 2013Lorna Koski

Victor Alfaro in his West 20th Street studio.

Designer and Luxury

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Victor Alfaro’s Second Act

After more than a decade out of the limelight, the wunderkind of the mid-Nineties is back.

clock July 16, 2013Bridget Foley

The cover of Allrecipes magazine.

Media

Meredith Launching Allrecipes Print Magazine

On Monday the publisher announced it was extending the test run into a full-fledged title to be published six times a year.

clock July 16, 2013Erik Maza

Renzo Rosso

Business Features

Renzo Rosso Weighs In on Italy, Fresh Design Talent

The Diesel and OTB SpA chief was in Trieste, Italy, over the weekend for the 12th edition of ITS, the International Talent Support contest.

clock July 16, 2013WWD Staff

Media

Chime for Change Donations Detailed

Donations were allocated to 84 different nonprofits through Catapult, the first crowd-funding platform dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women.

clock July 16, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Christian Louboutin and Charles Jourdan Settle Suit

Louboutin sued Jourdan early last month, claiming it and retailer DSW infringed on his red-sole trademark when it sold Jourdan shoes with red bottoms.

clock July 16, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Creates Capsule

The six-piece line, called the Wild Puzzle collection, will be unveiled at Paris concept store N15 during Paris Fashion Week.

clock July 16, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Museum of the City of New York Hosting Panel on Studio 54

The gathering is part of a finale of sorts for the exhibition “Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced,” which closes July 28.

clock July 16, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Spanish Label Delpozo Opening Miami Store

The 2,500 square foot unit in the city’s Design District is its first in the U.S.

clock July 16, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Raf Simons

Fashion

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

clock 12hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies