Sticking to the Plan: Despite Loss, J. Crew Sees Room to Grow

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Tightfisted consumers and rising costs may have pushed J. Crew Group Inc. to a $13.5 million loss in the fourth quarter.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Gareth Pugh and Friend


Pugh Hits the Decks in Paris

At his party Wednesday night, Pugh disclosed that he’s working on shoes and makeup lines.

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Rendering of Prada Transformer on Gyeonghui Palace site


Prada’s Transformer Taking Shape

Miuccia Prada and Rem Koolhaas to kick off the Seoul arts project next month.

clock March 10, 2009Brett Cole


Stage Stores Profits Fall

Sales decline 3.6 percent in quarter.

clock March 10, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Freida Pinto

Fashion Scoops

A Glamorous Scrum at Chanel

A jovial Kate Moss found the mayhem that greeted her arrival at Chanel’s show Tuesday hilarious.

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Earnest Sewn Co-founders Exit

Morrison, Ylvisaker to retain stakes.

clock March 10, 2009David Lipke

Marketing and Promotion

Travel + Leisure Golf to Close

18 people worked on the title Travel + Leisure Golf.

clock March 10, 2009Irin Carmon


Retail Rebound: Industry Shares Ride Citi Wave

Word of Citigroup profit lifts S&P Retail, major indices.

clock March 10, 2009Arnold J. Karr

J. Crew at the Galleria Dallas.


Despite Fourth-Quarter Loss, J. Crew Sees Room to Grow

Despite $13.5 million loss in the fourth quarter, J. Crew still has cautious expansion in mind.

clock March 10, 2009Sharon Edelson and Alexandra Steigrad

Hot Topic in the Westfield Topanga shopping center in Woodland Hills, Calif.


Hot Topic Tries to Keep ‘Twilight’ Sizzle

Hot Topic Inc. struck gold with its license for “Twilight,” the hit teenage vampire movie, but what does it do for an encore?

clock March 11, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

A summer ’09 look from Izod.


PVH Saves Time With Assortment Planning Software

The wholesale divisions of Izod, Calvin Klein and Timberland communicate more easily thanks to assortment planning software from 7thOnline.

clock March 11, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

The Shop It To Me home page.


Shop It To Me Doubles Subscribers

Sales-alert service Shop It To Me more than doubled its subscribers in the fourth quarter.

clock March 11, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Sojin Lee


Sojin Lee and Simon Fuller to Launch Fashion Web Site

New web site Fashionair debuts later this year.

clock March 11, 2009Samantha Conti

Government and Trade

Ron Kirk Receives Good Marks for USTR Post

President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, generally got good marks from importers and U.S. textile manufacturers.

clock March 11, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

President Obama lifted some Bush-era union rules as part of a pro-labor agenda.

Government and Trade

Battle Lines Set Over Union Organizing Bill

Employee Free Choice Act introduced in Congress.

clock March 11, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona


Safilo’s Majority Shareholder May Dilute Stake

If majority shareholder in Safilo Group SpA dilutes its holding to obtain new financing for the group, stock could be delisted.

clock March 11, 2009Andrew Roberts

Fergie lending a hand at Project Angel Food.

Beauty Features

Fergie Gets Cookin’ for MAC’s Viva Glam

Stacy Ferguson, aka Fergie, ladled carrots at Project Angel Food in Los Angeles and introduced a MAC special edition lipstick.

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L’Oréal-eBay Dispute Delayed in French Courts

The French leg of L’Oréal’s multicountry legal wrangle with Internet auction site eBay is a case of going, going, not quite gone yet.

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Memo Pad: Time Inc. Thinks Paid Content… New AP at Details…

Time Inc. chief executive officer Ann Moore is considering Internet subscriptions and said she intends to sign a new contract at year’s end.

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A Lively Left Bank: Stella McCartney’s After Party

“I’m like, ‘What is this sparkly place?'” marveled Beth Ditto as she arrived.

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Tiffany to Close Pearl Jewelry Chain Iridesse

Tiffany’s pearl jewelry unit Iridesse was losing money in the difficult economy.

clock March 11, 2009Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Barbie’s Malibu Dream… Naomi Campbell and the Fam…

To celebrate Barbie’s golden anniversary, Mattel spared no expense for a lavish beachside bash at a Malibu dream house.

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Babka to Join Gramicci

Patricia Babka has been named vice president of sales for Gramicci, a California-based outdoor lifestyle brand.

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Ksubi to Launch Eyewear

Ksubi will introduce its first ophthalmic eyewear range at the Mido Milan and Vision Expo trade shows this month and next.

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Daily Stock Wrap: March 11, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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