J. Crew Chain Creates ‘Mercantile’ Brand Ahead of Possible IPO

J. Crew A/W 2014 presentation | Source: Nowfashion.com

NEW YORK, United States — J. Crew Group Inc., the retail chain that’s said to be planning an initial public offering for later this year, has created a brand called “J. Crew Mercantile,” potentially giving it a fresh store concept to boost sales.

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Chico’s Jumps After Leonard Green Unveils 1.3% Stake in Retailer

Chico Black Label Spring/Summer 2014 | Source: Chico

FORT MYERS, United States — Chico’s FAS Inc., the operator of more than 1,400 women’s clothing stores, rose the most in more than two years after Leonard Green & Partners LP disclosed a 1.3 percent stake in the retailer.

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Uniqlo Billionaire’s Drive for Global Crown Fuels J.Crew Talks

Tom Odell and Dakota Fanning for Uniqlo | Source: Uniqlo

TOKYO, Japan — The Japanese owner of Uniqlo is in talks about a potential acquisition of J. Crew Group Inc., the U.S. retailer owned by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners LP, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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J. Crew Said to Be Talking With Banks About IPO Later This Year

J. Crew A/W 2014 presentation | Source: Nowfashion.com

NEW YORK, United States — J. Crew Group Inc., the retailer owned by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners LP, is interviewing banks as it weighs an initial public offering in the U.S. later this year, people familiar with the matter said.

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J. Crew Group Said to Seek $1.57 Billion Loan to Refinance Debt

J. Crew A/W 2014 collection | Source: Nowfashion.com

NEW YORK, United States — J. Crew Group Inc., the retailer owned by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners LP, is seeking a $1.57 billion loan to refinance debt, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction.

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Turning Point | How Want Les Essentiels de la Vie Found Its Footing

Dexter and Byron Peart | Source: Want Les Essentiels de la Vie

Today, accessories brand Want Les Essentiels de la Vie is stocked at some of the world’s best stores. But a few years back, the business was on the verge of collapse. Co-founders Byron and Dexter Peart tell BoF how J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler helped them regain faith in their brand — and take it to the next level.

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