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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

New CEO Named at YSL, Slimane Expands Role

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Overview

The house of Yves Saint Laurent is rocking — and not only because of designer Hedi Slimane’s penchant for grunge and Teddy Boys.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Designer and Luxury

Wealthy Women’s Top Jewelry Picks

Tiffany & Co. is the jewelry brand most frequently purchased by wealthy women over the past five years, followed by David Yurman and Cartier.

clock June 28, 2013Lisa Lockwood

An ad visual from Blumarine.

Designer and Luxury

Blumarine to Show in Moscow

This will be the first such event for the Italian fashion company, which is investing in countries that are growing the most.

clock June 28, 2013Luisa Zargani

Francesca Bellettini

Designer and Luxury

New CEO Named at YSL, Hedi Slimane Expands Role

Paul Deneve is to be succeeded by Francesca Bellettini, an executive director from Kering-owned Bottega Veneta known for her merchandising prowess.

clock July 2, 2013Miles Socha

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

Parties

Christian Lacroix Pays Homage to Schiaparelli

Carla Bruni, Riccardo Tisci, Jean Paul Gaultier and Azzedine Alaïa were among the cocktail’s attendees.

clock July 2, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Chanel Fall Couture 2013

Couture

Chanel Fall Couture 2013

For fall, Karl Lagerfeld addressed the notion that couture should not be immune to the practicalities of life.

clock July 2, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Michèle Huiban Named CEO at Lanvin

The executive had taken over operational management of the company in April after the departure of Thierry Andretta.

clock July 2, 2013Alex Wynne

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Chanel Fall Couture 2013

Kristen Stewart, Rihanna, Rose Byrne and Michael Pitt took in the spectacle.

clock July 2, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Ulyana Sergeenko Fall Couture 2013

Couture

Ulyana Sergeenko Fall Couture 2013

The “Russian Gothic” theme was a suitable foil for her trademark style, which sits somewhere between Victorian governess and Fifties bombshell.

clock July 2, 2013WWD Staff

Atelier Gustavo Lins Fall Couture 2013

Couture

Atelier Gustavo Lins Fall Couture 2013

The overall feel was calm and reserved, as the designer continued on his quest to create “everyday” couture.

clock July 2, 2013WWD Staff

Stéphane Rolland Fall Couture 2013

Couture

Stéphane Rolland Fall Couture 2013

The designer produced a lineup of red carpet-friendly tuxedo dresses.

clock July 2, 2013WWD Staff

Andrew Olah

Denim

Olah Sets Alliance With Chinese Mill

Arrangement with Prosperity Textiles replaces longtime association with Kurabo China.

clock July 2, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Acne Studios store in Shanghai

Denim

Acne Studios Plans String of Store Openings

A clutch of boutique openings in Europe and Asia should push the company past the revenue threshold of 100 million euros, or $130 million, this year.

clock July 3, 2013Miles Socha

Kevin Burke

Government and Trade

L.A. Makers Hope for Export Help

EU tariff hike on U.S. denim latest in frustrations for producers in California market.

clock July 2, 2013Marcy Medina

Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun

Jewelry

Former Tiffany Executive Arrested for Theft

Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun was charged with stealing $1.3 million in jewelry.

clock July 2, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

André Leon Talley and Paula Wallace

Fashion Scoops

The ‘Little Black Dress’ Takes on Paris

Riccardo Tisci, Vera Wang and Olivier Theyskens were among attendees at the MAC Cosmetics fete for SCAD’s exhibition curated by André Leon Talley.

clock July 2, 2013Jennifer Weil

Armani Privé Fall Couture 2013

Couture

Armani Privé Fall Couture 2013

Giorgio Armani went back to terra firma — Thirties glamour — and delivered one of his strongest Privé collections in recent seasons.

clock July 2, 2013WWD Staff

Ready To Wear

New Wave to Distribute Craft Products

The group’s U.S. subsidiary has acquired Karhu North America’s business.

clock July 2, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Alexandre Vauthier Fall Couture 2013

Couture

Alexandre Vauthier Fall Couture 2013

With spotlights crisscrossing the runway, the designer unleashed a clique of dynamic party vixens.

clock July 2, 2013WWD Staff

Alyson Le Borges

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Armani Privé

Milla Jovovich, Catherine Deneuve and Naomie Harris were among the guests.

clock July 2, 2013Alex Wynne

A sculpture by Tony Cragg stands under the central atrium at the entrance.

Designer and Luxury

Fendi Paris Flagship a Lesson in Luxury

The 6,500-square-foot unit exemplifies how Pietro Beccari is putting iconic products at the center of Fendi’s development.

clock July 2, 2013Miles Socha

Real Estate

Urban Outfitters to Unveil Lifestyle Concept

The company will build its largest store in the world at 1333 Broadway in Manhattan.

clock July 3, 2013David Moin

Hillary Clinton and Oscar de la Renta

Designer and Luxury

Oscar de la Renta Headed to Little Rock

The designer will attend the opening night party of the exhibit “Oscar de la Renta: American Icon” opening at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.

clock July 2, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Mergers and Acquisitions

L Capital Invests in CellularLine

The Italian company designs and distributes accessories for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

clock July 2, 2013Alessandra Turra

Retail

Belk to Sponsor ‘Project Runway’

The regional department store chain replaces Lord & Taylor as the retail sponsor of the reality show hosted by Heidi Klum.

clock July 3, 2013David Moin

Financial

Avon to Divest Silpada Business

Company has cut a deal to sell its Silpada Designs jewelry business to Rhinestone Holdings.

clock July 3, 2013Belisa Silva

Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero with his wife, Laura Denise Bisogniero.

People

Claudio Bisogniero’s Creative Diplomacy

The Italian ambassador and his wife, Laura Denise, are celebrating Italian culture in America this year.

clock July 3, 2013Susan Watters

A visual from Reed Krakoff's fall 2013 campaign featuring Julianne Moore.

Media

Reed Krakoff Taps Julianne Moore for Fall

The actress is the face of the upcoming campaign, which the designer himself recently photographed.

clock July 3, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Media

Diego Della Valle Sounds Off About RCS Mediagroup

The Italian businessman, who has an 8.7 percent stake in RCS, explained why he has not yet agreed to the capital increase slated for Friday.

clock July 3, 2013Alessandra Turra

A visual from Miu Miu's fall 2013 campaign.

Media

Inez and Vinoodh Lense for Miu Miu

The photographer duo shot a varied cast of models for the label’s fall advertising campaign.

clock July 3, 2013Alessandra Turra

A sketch of Anna Piaggi.

Fashion Scoops

Anna Piaggi’s Hats to Be Exhibited in Milan

Milliner Stephen Jones is curating “Hat-ology,” which will open to the public Sept. 22 at the Palazzo Morando.

clock July 3, 2013Miles Socha

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Raf Simons

Fashion

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

clock 20hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies