The Bermuda-based parent of Kay Jewelers and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry said earnings for the quarter ended Aug. 1 grew to $27.6 million, or 32 cents a share, from $19.7 million, or 23 cents, a year earlier. Sales slid 7.6 percent to $710.8 million from $768.9 million. Comparable-store sales fell 5.3 percent.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"