ACCESSSTYLE.COM SHOW: AccessStyle.com, a Web site targeting teenagers, is moving off-line for its first fashion show.
The show, called “Universe in Style,” will be held the evening of March 16 at The Roxy on West 18th Street in New York. Among the companies to be featured are Esprit de Corp., All the Rage, Blue Plate, ABS by Allen B. Schwartz, Fiorucci and Steve Madden.
Launched last October, AccessStyle.com sells junior fashions shown in teen magazines such as Seventeen, Twist, Jump and Teen. Kristin Bruan, a former trader on Wall Street who is president and chief executive officer, founded the site with Karim Farag, who had been in business planning for a British industrial gas company. Farag is chief financial officer and chief operating officer.
The company plans to add gift registries and a live chat section, as well as offerings for plus-size teens.
TOO GOOD: Too Inc., which operates Limited Too stores and catalogs, reported earnings in the quarter ended Jan. 29 increased 52 percent to $17.2 million, or 55 cents a share, from adjusted results of $11.3 million, or 36 cents a share.
Excluding the impact of special interest expenses, earnings were 37 cents a share.
Sales in the quarter gained 26.3 percent to $155.6 million from $123.2 million, and were up 10 percent on a same-store basis.
Too Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Michael W. Ray said the firm planned to start e-commerce later this year.
Too, which was spun off from The Limited last August, operates 352 Limited Too stores for girls age 7 to 14.