Op Ed | Does Anyone Care Who Designs J.Crew? The Answer Is Complicated
J.Crew has been burned by relying too heavily on a creative who courted fashion insiders. But then, it has also been burned by not having a creative who courted fashion insiders. Has the brand finally found a happy medium?
More than a design update, the American brand needs a clear set of values to make its preppy basics stand apart from competitors much like the values Babenzien has brought to his label Noah, argues Jonathan D. Cohen.
With consumers expected to buy less this holiday season, categories poised to outperform the industry include off-price and personal care. But brands can still appeal to shoppers by conveying a sense of value, whether through discounts or a point of differentiation.
More than a handful of brands confirmed reports of chronic late payments that sparked some vendors to halt shipments to the US department store. Owner Hudson’s Bay Company said it raised $340 million to help fund its retail operations.