When PE works, Forever 21 never sleeps, Coach’s cautious outlook, David Delfin’s moment, An outsider’s view on Vogue

J.W. Hulme Heritage Leather Duffle Bag | Source: J.W. Hulme

Restitching a Firm That Nearly Unraveled (WSJ)
“J.W. Hulme Co., a Minnesota luggage maker that almost came unraveled during the credit crisis, is on the mend.  A private-equity firm provided the 105-year-old company with a cash infusion of $550,000… [the brand] will be carried in more than 30 Barneys New York stores around the country by mid-August.”

For Shoppers Who Never Drop (WSJ)
“‘But New York City is different’, said Linda Chang, who runs Forever 21’s marketing department. ‘New York is the city that never sleeps. Even at 2 a.m., foot traffic and sales are worth keeping the store open later… keeping late hours was a mix of strategy and experimentation.'”

Coach beats estimates, shares slip on growth concerns (Reuters)
“While Chief Executive Lew Frankfort said on a call that far more of the shoppers who did step into Coach stores made purchases, helping to boost sales, the lower traffic trend raised concerns on Wall Street about Coach’s ability to meet its sales targets.”

Playful and Sleek, With Subversive Twists (NY Times)
“The man behind the fashion label  wears his philosophy about life, and clothing, tattooed upon his arms… Despite his fixation with both literal and metaphorical black, [he] is by far the most colorful character on the Spanish fashion scene.”

Vogue: The September Issue (Telegraph)
“Tumbling yesterday out of the dark clouds of recession, unemployment and austerity came that gleaming almanac of glamour and self-indulgence, the September Issue of Vogue.”