J. Crew on the Mark: Across-the-Board Gains As Earnings Jump 51%

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J. Crew is putting preppy back on point. Bolstered by robust sales across its segments, J. Crew Group posted operating profits that soared 51 percent in the third quarter, as the retailer's bottom line swung to a profit from a loss.

From This Issue

Who's Next has four separate fashion sections.

Fashion Features

Read and React

Organizers adapt their shows to attract customers in a changing market.

clock November 22, 2006Emilie Marsh and Katya Foreman

Londonedge is coming to New York's Show Piers for the first time July 18 to 20.

Fashion Features

Optimism Reigns

As industry execs see conditions improving, trade shows begin to branch out.

clock November 22, 2006Jennifer Dome

B&B Berlin's closing has sent the German trade show industry into a state of flux.

Fashion Features

Feeding Frenzy

Rival shows compete for new business after the demise of Bread & Butter Berlin.

clock November 22, 2006Damien McGuinness

Fashion Features

Making Up

After a year of infighting, rival trade shows unite to work for the common good.

clock November 22, 2006Suna Erdem

W Lo Spazio will showcase handbags, shoes and leather accessories in Milan Feb. 15 to 18.


Point of Service

Italian organizers put amenities at the top of their to-do lists.

clock November 22, 2006Luisa Zargani

A look from Amaya Arzuaga at the September 2006 Pasarela Cibeles runway shows.

Fashion Features

New Developments

The cancellation of B&B Berlin and Madrid’s ban on skinny models shake up the Spanish market.

clock November 22, 2006Barbara Barker

A runway look by Toni Maticevski.

Fashion Features

Branching Out

Australian organizers expand their shows and look to new markets.

clock November 22, 2006Patty Huntington

Couromoda, Latin America's biggest footwear show, will take place at Sao Paulo's Anhembi Park Jan. 15 to 18.

Fashion Features

Dollars and Sense

Higher for-export prices force Brazilian suppliers to place a greater emphasis on quality and style.

clock November 22, 2006Michael Kepp

NAFFEM will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2007.

Fashion Features

Growth Factor

The Canadian fashion industry comes into its own.

clock November 22, 2006Brian Dunn

Japan Creation organizers are seeking to differentiate their show from the competition.

Fashion Features

Fresh Directive

Japanese trade fairs turn to new offerings and ideas to entice customers.

clock November 22, 2006Koji Hirano

Fashion Access will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre March 28 to 30.

Fashion Features

Niche Marketing

As competition for attendees increases, Chinese shows offer specialized content.

clock November 22, 2006Vicki Rothrock

Premium will run Jan. 26 to 28 in Berlin.

Fashion Features


All listings were accurate at press time. Please contact individual shows to confirm.

clock November 22, 2006William Cotto


J. Crew on the Mark: Across-the-Board Gains As Earnings Jump 51%

Bolstered by robust sales across its segments, J. Crew Group posted operating profits that soared 51 percent in the third quarter.

clock November 22, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Eva Mendes in vintage and Demi Moore in YSL.


Hot Moca

At the fete on Saturday night to celebrate the opening of the fashion and architecture show titled “Skin + Bones” at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art, the eclectic designer togs worn by 670 revelers could have warranted their own exhibit.

clock November 22, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Remembering Altman … Marriage Under Microscope … Rose’s Newbie …

Robert Altman, who died Monday at age 81 of cancer, was known for making big ensemble movies with great women’s parts and multiple narratives.

clock November 22, 2006WWD Staff

Valentino at his launch party for the Rock 'n Rose fragrance ...

Fashion Features

Man About Town

The legendary Valentino brings a little Mediterranean glam to the city during a recent whirlwind visit.

clock November 22, 2006Jessica Iredale

An upcoming Victorinox ad image.

Fashion Features

Swiss Army Builds Women’s Arsenal

After soft-launching a women’s collection this fall, Swiss Army’s Victorinox Apparel LLC is investing internally in hopes of taking a bigger cut of the women’s apparel business by fall 2007.

clock November 22, 2006Whitney Beckett

A Robin Howe look.

Fashion Features

High Fashion Ups Style Quotient

High Fashion International Ltd., which owns August Silk, is going upstream, launching two higher-end lines for spring.

clock November 22, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Ellen Figg Blooms Anew for Spring

New Cookie Corp. is relaunching the label Ellen Figg, which has been dormant since the mid-Nineties, as a new moderate sportswear division.

clock November 22, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Team USA Capitalizes on Olympics

There’s no need to wait until 2008.

clock November 22, 2006Whitney Beckett

"The chic revolution" will continue in Forth & Towne's spring-summer campaign, beginning in February. Here, the brand's holiday message, online.

Fashion Features

Real Women Strut Forth & Towne

There wasn’t a size 2 in sight. The youngest model on the set was 37.

clock November 22, 2006Valerie Seckler

Inside Levi's flagship.


Europe on Cutting Edge of Denim’s Retail Strategy

Get ready for an outbreak of retail blues — denim blue, that is.

clock November 22, 2006Emilie Marsh

A suave polar bear presides at Bergdorf Goodman.


All the World’s a Stage at Holiday

This is the time of year when retail mettle is judged for its creativity and ability to separate shoppers from their money.

clock November 22, 2006Sharon Edelson

Bloomingdale's at Fashion Valley shopping center.


San Diego Beckons Bloomingdale’s

Bloomingdale’s launched a 219,000-square-foot unit at Fashion Valley shopping center here on Saturday, marking the company’s first foray into California’s second-largest city.

clock November 22, 2006Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

West Watch: Getting Religion … Rock Agenda … Destination California …

Denim-based lifestyle brand True Religion will launch its second retail unit in Los Angeles on Friday, a 1,226-square-foot store on Robertson Boulevard.

clock November 22, 2006WWD Staff

Hanna Schmieder in Lyric Culture.

Fashion Features

Lyric Culture Weaving Word Images

If music stars can wear their hearts on their sleeves, why not the rest of us?

clock November 22, 2006Marcy Medina


Consolidation Hampers Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis International Inc. eked out a profit gain on softer sales as retail consolidation and the elimination of some private label sportswear lines affected financial results during the third quarter.

clock November 22, 2006Liza Casabona

Renderings of Natick Mall expansion.


Natick Mall Charts $500M Expansion

A $500 million expansion of the Natick Mall is intended to redefine it as the premier shopping destination in the Boston region.

clock November 22, 2006Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

In Brief: Peta Protest … ILO Calls For More Inspectors

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock November 22, 2006WWD Staff

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lauder Brightens 59th St. Bloomingdale’s

Estee Lauder unveiled a brightly lit counter at Bloomingdale’s Manhattan flagship that is modern, but pays homage to its heritage.

clock November 22, 2006Pete Born


Memo Pad: Dressing Up … The Big ‘Mo At Domino

According to Sirio Maccioni, dressing up for dining out is a dying art.

clock November 22, 2006WWD Staff


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