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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

Chanel Resort 2015

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Overview

Karl Lagerfeld and friends caravanned to the Middle East for Chanel’s latest cruise show, held on a man-made island with the Dubai skyline in view across the water. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Revenues from rings climbed 86 percent in the first quarter.

Financial

New Collections Propel Pandora in Q1

The Copenhagen-based jewelry firm sees continued growth across all regions.

clock May 13, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Designer and Luxury

Rena Lange Names Ludwig Heissmeyer Creative Director

He succeeds Annick Gorman, who joined the Munich fashion house in January 2013.

clock May 14, 2014Melissa Drier

Retail

Retail Sales Rise in April

Modest gains were seen across all fashion channels.

clock May 13, 2014Kristi Ellis

Looks from MPJ.

Denim

Italy’s Jeans Families Look Abroad

Exports are helping to mitigate damage from a tough economy and provide growth opportunities in fast-expanding markets.

clock May 14, 2014Cynthia Martens

La Samaritaine

Retail

La Samaritaine Project Hits Roadblock

The Paris administrative court has cancelled a key portion of the construction permit delivered by Paris City Hall.

clock May 13, 2014Joelle Diderich

Jeans shoppers in Shanghai have a variety of options.

Denim

China Wide Open to Japan’s Jeansmakers

Fashion-savvy customers in China warm up to the Japanese approach to denim.

clock May 14, 2014Casey Hall and Kelly Wetherille

Financial

Lululemon Shares Rise on Takeover Potential

Shares were heavily traded on Tuesday on speculation that the company could become a takeover target for VF Corp.

clock May 13, 2014Vicki M. Young

Business Features

Salvatore Ferragamo Profits Up 2%

Company’s earnings were driven by growth in all main markets and in leather accessories and footwear.

clock May 13, 2014Luisa Zargani

Nudie Jeans Co.'s newest repair shop in Stockholm.

Denim

Living on the Edge With Selvage Jeans

Raw, selvage denim carves out a place in a market that finds freshness in antiquity.

clock May 14, 2014Zeke Turner

In its New York store, 3x1 offers 80 different rolls of selvage denim.

Denim

Telling the Textile Tale: Denim Focus Turns to Fabric

With jeans again focused more on fit and fabric and less on color, there’s a push for the branding of denim.

clock May 14, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

AG Adriano Goldschmied

Denim

Fall 2014 Denim Trend: Ease Up

The fall collections embrace easier fits, a more traditional rise and zero bells and whistles.

clock May 14, 2014Kim Friday

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Denim

Fall 2014 Denim Trend: Straight Talk

The straight leg makes a comeback — just in time for the season’s best street sneakers, loafers and brogues.

clock May 14, 2014Kim Friday

Wildfox's cotton denim boyfriend jeans worn with A.P.C.'s linen and cotton blazer and Levi's cotton shirt. Jennifer Meyer jewelry.

Denim

Fall 2014 Denim Trend: Classic Cool

The denim market is embracing timeless looks with a California casual vibe.

clock May 14, 2014Kim Friday

Waris Ahluwalia and Alessandra Facchinetti

Parties

Tod’s Honors Alessandra Facchinetti

Katie Holmes and Maggie Gyllenhaal attended a dinner for the brand’s creative director Monday night at Il Principe in Manhattan.

clock May 13, 2014Kristen Tauer

Textiles

Trying to Slow Premium Denim’s Skid

Steep declines in the category might be ready to moderate, but the need for new ideas has become more acute.

clock May 14, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Chanel Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel Resort 2015

Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday created a desert fashion spectacle to remember — and beam to the world via Instagram.

clock May 13, 2014Miles Socha and Ritu Upadhyay

Nicole Kidman in "Grace of Monaco"

Designer and Luxury

Costume Designer Gigi Lepage Talks ‘Grace of Monaco’

The film is screening out of competition on the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival.

clock May 14, 2014Joelle Diderich

Dakota Fanning

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Chanel Resort 2015

Dakota Fanning, Tilda Swinton, Janelle Monáe, Vanessa Paradis and Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz attended the resort show.

clock May 13, 2014WWD Staff

Fausto Puglisi

Designer and Luxury

Fausto Puglisi Inks Licensing Deal With Gilmar

The first fruits of the agreement will be unveiled in June, when Puglisi will present his resort collection in New York.

clock May 13, 2014Alessandra Turra

Government and Trade

New Phase Set for National Export Initiative

The initiative has helped bolster a resurgence of the U.S. textile and apparel industry.

clock May 13, 2014Kristi Ellis

A look from the limited edition Ramy Brook for SoulCycle collection.

Intimates

Ramy Brook Links With SoulCycle

The six-piece line will hit the company’s indoor cycling studio studios on May 24 and will be sold online through Labor Day.

clock May 14, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Human Resources

Michael Jeffries Pay Drops at Abercrombie

Proxy says he received no stock and option awards or cash bonus for 2013.

clock May 13, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Fossil Shares Drop on Guarded Guidance

First-quarter sales and profits beat estimates as watch sales rise 17.2%.

clock May 13, 2014Arnold J. Karr

The Lauren clan at Windsor.

Parties

Ralph Lauren Honored by Royal Marsden Cancer Charity at Windsor Castle

Prince William hosted the dinner, which was attended by Cate Blanchett, Emma Watson, Kate Moss and more.

clock May 14, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Nicolas Ghesquière’s First Vuitton Ads to Boast Top Photography Talent

It is understood the advertising will somehow blend images shot by Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and Juergen Teller.

clock May 14, 2014Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

FIFA World Cup Taps Yoox, Sepp for New Collection

Fashion brands representing all the world continents have been tapped to create 10 special unisex sweatshirts.

clock May 14, 2014Cynthia Martens

A Cynthia Rowley wet suit for J. Crew.

Fashion Scoops

Cynthia Rowley Designs Wetsuits for J. Crew

The two limited-edition color-blocked wetsuits will launch at select stores, as well as online, on Monday.

clock May 14, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps in one of her dresses from the collection.

Fashion Scoops

LuAnn de Lesseps Creates Line for ShopHQ

The Countess Luann collection, made entirely in New York, retails from $49 to $69.

clock May 14, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Whitewall Magazine Toasts Art Issue

Lisa Perry welcomed an arty crowd to her Sutton Place apartment for cocktails at sunset on Monday.

clock May 14, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Loehmann’s New Web Site Launches

The site features brands across a variety of categories at discounted prices, although not all are available at the same time.

clock May 14, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Robert Graham to Collaborate With GoldRush Rally

The lifestyle automotive rally that will journey from Las Vegas to New York City from May 31 through June 7.

clock May 14, 2014David Yi

Fashion Scoops

Stitch Trade Show Comes East

The Las Vegas women’s apparel trade show will be launched during the September market week at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

clock May 14, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Media

Wired’s Bizcon 2014 Spotlights Tumblr, eBay

Gotham’s tech crowd headed downtown to the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Tuesday.

clock May 14, 2014Evan Clark

Media

Lagardère Sales Down in First Quarter

France’s largest magazine publisher posted a 6 percent decline in its domestic titles’ sales, citing “a difficult advertising market.”

clock May 14, 2014Laure Guilbault

Essentialist

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Raf Simons

Fashion

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

clock 11hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies