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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 19hDavid 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 14hEvan 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 23hDavid Moin

Neutral Zone

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Overview

Designers are looking to a lighter palette for their latest frames, with beiges, creams and cosmetic shades leading the way.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Michael Nelson’s beaded sunglasses with Selima Optique.

Eyewear

In the Mix: Michael Nelson Eyes First Collaboration

The New York-based fair-trade designer has teamed with Selima Optique on a collection of handmade Italian sunglasses.

clock July 28, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Hearts on Fire's Beloved Soli ring.

Jewelry

Chow Tai Fook Plots Expansion for Hearts on Fire

The Chinese giant bought the Boston-based diamond specialist for $150 million last month.

clock July 28, 2014Kate Whitehead

A Bao Bao Issey Miyake tote.

Handbags

In the Mix: Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Bao Bao Issey Miyake is among the many innovative brands to come out of one of Japan’s most well-known fashion houses.

clock July 28, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Bulgari’s gold and diamond bracelet.

Jewelry

In the Mix: Stats & Facts

Gold consumption in China rose 32 percent to a record 1,065.8 metric tons last year.

clock July 28, 2014WWD Staff

Pastiche earrings.

Retail

Neiman Marcus Links With Jewelry Designer Maria Canale

The designer is hosting “luxe” dinners at Neiman’s stores and breaking bread with top customers.

clock July 28, 2014David Moin

Oliver Goldsmith

Eyewear

Vision Quest: Eyewear Focuses on the Future

Sunglasses have joined the ranks of must-have accessories, and makers are capitalizing on demand by offering more styles, brands and features than ever.

clock July 28, 2014Lauren McCarthy and Alessandra Turra

Burberry’s metal, acetate and leather sunglasses in a chalky taupe, worn with Pamela Love’s onyx and 14-karat rose-gold plated earrings and Nonoo’s cotton shirt.

Eyewear

Eyewear Trend: Neutral Zone

This season’s sunglasses look fresh in muted shades of beige, taupe and blush.

clock July 28, 2014Roxanne Robinson

A "look-alike" bag styled like Prada.

Handbags

The Changing Chinese Aesthetic

A new, subtler form of imitation products is emerging from the country’s factories.

clock July 28, 2014Casey Hall

Niin

Jewelry

Hong Kong: Indie City

The jewelry-obsessed island is spawning a slew of independent jewelers.

clock July 28, 2014Bambina Wise

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Raf Simons

Fashion

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

clock 20hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies