“We have huge opportunities to attract more U.S. and international customers with our values,” Meyrowitz said during a conference call detailing solid third-quarter earnings. “Over the last three years, our customer traffic is up [by a percentage in the] midteens, and it continued to be up in the third quarter.”
TJX has 2,355 stores in the U.S., as well as 367 doors in Europe and another 324 in Canada.
Meyrowitz noted the company could add up to another 508 stores in its current European markets. “The opportunity for future growth of Europe is vastly underrated by others,” she said. “Executed well, the off-price concept can work in almost any country where brands and value matter. We believe that we’re the only off-price retailer with the international experience to say that.”
The company is also looking at the opportunities in the e-commerce arena and expects to have an update when it reconvenes with analysts to go over year-end results.
TJX’s third-quarter net income increased 13.5 percent to $461.6 million, or 62 cents a diluted share, from $406.5 million, or 53 cents, a year earlier. Earnings came in 1 cent ahead of the 61 cents analysts projected and shares of the company gained 2.7 percent to $42.06 Tuesday.
Sales for the three months ended Oct. 27 advanced 10.7 percent to $6.41 billion from $5.79 billion with a 7 percent rise in comparable-store sales.
TJX, which operates the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls chains in the U.S., said fourth-quarter earnings per share would range from 72 cents to 75 cents — that would be a gain from 62 cents in earnings a year earlier, but below the 76 cents Wall Street had penciled in.
Comp sales are slated to range from flat to up 2 percent for the quarter. TJX’s comps rose 2 percent in the year-ago quarter and were up 12 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)