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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 6hDavid 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 2hEvan 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 10hDavid Moin

Wal-Mart, Kohl’s See Tough Holiday Ahead

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Overview

A bruising battle for the tight dollars of budget-conscious shoppers is developing.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Miranda Kerr and Michael Kors

Fashion Scoops

Miranda Kerr, Michael Kors Hit Tokyo

The designer and Elle Japan threw a bash to celebrate the model’s cover of the December issue.

clock November 14, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Lady Gaga

People

Lady Gaga Opens H&M Flagship in Times Square

Fans stood in line for up to 30 hours for a chance to shop with the pop star.

clock November 14, 2013Taylor Harris

Christopher Bailey

Designer and Luxury

Christopher Bailey Begins to Build His Burberry

The designer addressed investors for the first time as chief executive officer designate.

clock November 14, 2013Samantha Conti

Financial

Weather Dampens Topshop Sales

On Thursday, Sir Philip Green also disclosed that he is in talks to take other brands in his retail stable across the Atlantic.

clock November 14, 2013Samantha Conti

A view outside a Kohl's store.

Financial

Wal-Mart, Kohl’s See Tough Holiday Ahead

A bruising battle for the tight dollars of budget-conscious shoppers is developing.

clock November 14, 2013Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr and Evan Clark

Business Features

Salvatore Ferragamo Profits Climb 41%

The bottom line at the luxury firm climbed to 120 million euros, or $157.2 million, including 7 million euros, or $ 9.2 million, of minority interest.

clock November 14, 2013Luisa Zargani

The Paul Smith show at the London Design Museum.

Designer and Luxury

London’s Design Museum Takes a Trip With Paul Smith

The designer opened his major show with a flurry of colored socks, a whole lot of creative clutter — and his indestructible charm.

clock November 14, 2013Samantha Conti

Carolina Herrera

Parties

Carolina Herrera Sponsors Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Fall Party

The party, one of the standouts of the late-year social calendar, was held at The Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan on Wednesday night.

clock November 14, 2013Taylor Harris

Jessica Hart and Magdalena Frackowiak

Parties

Crushing on Angels at the Victoria’s Secret After Party

The party was as star-studded as the front row at the show had been earlier.

clock November 14, 2013Erik Maza

Anne Hathaway, Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler and Aubrey Plaza.

Parties

Dannijo Celebrates Rashida Jones Collaboration

Anne Hathaway, Aubrey Plaza, Amy Poehler and Angela Lindvall turned out to the Chateau Marmont to toast the line, Fine by DanniJones.

clock November 14, 2013Lindzi Scharf

Retail

Major Retailers to Meet in New York Next Friday

The Retail Council forum will discuss such topics as racial profiling, loss prevention and store operations.

clock November 14, 2013Lisa Lockwood

The skylight inside the Balenciaga store on Mercer Street.

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang’s Retail Vision for Balenciaga Unveiled

The women’s store opens Nov. 22 on Mercer Street in SoHo, while the brand’s first dedicated men’s store in the U.S. will open a few days later.

clock November 15, 2013Jessica Iredale

Inside Berluti’s new Paris flagship.

Designer and Luxury

Berluti Puts Personality on Full Display in Paris

The luxury brand’s 4,300-square-foot flagship opens today at 14 Rue de Sèvres.

clock November 15, 2013Miles Socha

An LED screen overlooks the fragrance department, as seen from the 34th Street Memorial Door Entrance.

Retail

Macy’s Completes Beauty Floor Renovation

The retailer christened the floor’s unveiling at its Herald Square flagship in Manhattan this week with a host of launch activities.

clock November 15, 2013Belisa Silva

Armando "Pitbull" Pérez

Fragrance

Pitbull Shows His Softer Side With Scent Launch

The recording artist — otherwise known as Armando Christian Pérez — discusses music, Miami and his fragrance masterbrand with WWD.

clock November 15, 2013Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Media

Norman Pearlstine Discusses the Future at Time Inc.

The magazine publisher recently installed a new structure under which editors will now report to business executives overseeing different divisions.

clock November 15, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

William Ackman Trims Procter & Gamble Stake

The investor’s Pershing Square Capital Management sold 6.8 million shares of the consumer products giant between June 30 and Sept. 30.

clock November 15, 2013Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Disney, MAC Cosmetics Team Up for Collection

Maleficent of “Sleeping Beauty” fame is getting her own line this spring to coincide with the upcoming film starring Angelina Jolie.

clock November 15, 2013Julie Naughton

Amy Poehler and Andy Samberg

Fashion Scoops

GQ Fetes Men of the Year in Los Angeles

There were more suits than cocktail dresses in the mix Tuesday night at the Ebell Theatre.

clock November 15, 2013Ericka Franklin

Solange Knowles in Fendi.

Fashion Scoops

Solange Knowles and Vogue’s Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis Host Fendi Fete

Fendi’s furry bag charms — easily this season’s ‘It’ accessory whimsy — were the stars at a party at the brand’s Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan Wednesday.

clock November 15, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Morgenthal Frederics for Boudicca

Fashion Scoops

Boudicca, Morgenthal Frederics Team Up on Eyewear

London-based Boudicca — Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby’s cerebral, independent fashion label — has never “forced” category expansion, said Broach.

clock November 15, 2013Kristi Garced

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Raf Simons

Fashion

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

clock 8hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies