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January 5, 1999 | Associated Press
J. Crew's chief executive, Howard Socol, has resigned less than a year after the retail veteran was hired to revive the ailing catalog and retail company. While J. Crew said his departure was not related to the company's financial performance, industry analysts say its mail-order operation is still troubled and question prospects for its growth. J. Crew said Socol left by mutual agreement, a result of differing perspectives on the vision and approach for J. Crew.
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January 5, 1999 | Associated Press
J. Crew's chief executive, Howard Socol, has resigned less than a year after the retail veteran was hired to revive the ailing catalog and retail company. While J. Crew said his departure was not related to the company's financial performance, industry analysts say its mail-order operation is still troubled and question prospects for its growth. J. Crew said Socol left by mutual agreement, a result of differing perspectives on the vision and approach for J. Crew.
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NEWS
August 14, 1992 | MARTHA GROVES
J. Crew is pulling a switcheroo for fall. The direct marketer of weekend casual wear, which is expected to garner sales of more than $200 million this year on the strength of 14 catalogue mailings, is spinning out a new upscale career line that will be featured only in its 12 retail stores. "We're going after a different aspect of the customer's lifestyle," says spokeswoman Jennifer Riegel.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1998 | From Associated Press
The federal government has filed a class-action lawsuit against J. Crew Group Inc. and a subsidiary, alleging the retailer discriminates against men by refusing to hire them for certain jobs. The case, which alleges civil rights violations, was brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in U.S. District Court in New Haven. The complaint was filed on behalf of George Mandell, 49, of West Haven, Conn., and an as-yet-unidentified group of male job applicants.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1998 | From Associated Press
The federal government has filed a class-action lawsuit against J. Crew Group Inc. and a subsidiary, alleging the retailer discriminates against men by refusing to hire them for certain jobs. The case, which alleges civil rights violations, was brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in U.S. District Court in New Haven. The complaint was filed on behalf of George Mandell, 49, of West Haven, Conn., and an as-yet-unidentified group of male job applicants.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
New Crew: More of the preppy-perfect look has come to Orange County. J. Crew--known for catalogue sales of sporty wear to men and women partial to the tweedy, natural-fiber look--has opened its fourth retail store, this one at South Coast Plaza. The 8,000-square-foot store should bring sales of more than $800 a square foot by the end of its first full year, predicted Arnold Cohen, J. Crew's chief operating officer and president of retail.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1997 | Bloomberg News
J. Crew Group Inc. plans to raise $220 million as part of a plan to buy out some of its founders as it continues talks to be acquired by Texas Pacific Group of Fort Worth. J. Crew plans to raise the money in two private placements. The first is a $155-million private placement rated "Caa1" by Moody's Investors Services and the second involves $65 million and is rated "Caa2." The ratings reflect risks associated with the company's plan to add clothing colors and styles.
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN, Goodwin, a free-lance writer, regularly contributes to The Times fashion pages
With its catalogue photographs of pretty models wearing pre-washed twills and polo shirts, playing in the ocean or on boats, visiting an actual J. Crew store promises to be fun. Finding prep central--the catalogue company's sole Southern California retail store--isn't always fun. South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa has become as big as LAX, but it doesn't have the roadside directories to guide you to the right parking area.
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March 4, 1990 | JEANNINE STEIN and J. Crew, Bullock's wing of South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, (714) 979-2739. and
IT'S NOT UNUSUAL to see customers at the new J. Crew store wandering around, touching all the merchandise. Shopping here is a more tactile experience than usual, because this is the first Southern California retail outlet for J. Crew, which for years has offered its men's and women's sportswear basics and dressy separates only through catalogues. Available for hands-on examination are J.
NEWS
December 5, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, J. Crew launched its first Southern California stand-alone store for men, a fellow-friendly space that opened its doors the day before Thanksgiving at L.A.'s Grove shopping center. Before decamping to the dedicated space -- once home to a Pac-Sun store --the men's wares occupied the second floor of the Grove's existing J. Crew store (which, according to a company rep, will house expanded women's and bridal offerings, with the company's CrewCuts children's collection joining the merchandise mix on the ground floor)
BUSINESS
October 1, 1997 | Bloomberg News
J. Crew Group Inc. plans to raise $220 million as part of a plan to buy out some of its founders as it continues talks to be acquired by Texas Pacific Group of Fort Worth. J. Crew plans to raise the money in two private placements. The first is a $155-million private placement rated "Caa1" by Moody's Investors Services and the second involves $65 million and is rated "Caa2." The ratings reflect risks associated with the company's plan to add clothing colors and styles.
NEWS
August 14, 1992 | MARTHA GROVES
J. Crew is pulling a switcheroo for fall. The direct marketer of weekend casual wear, which is expected to garner sales of more than $200 million this year on the strength of 14 catalogue mailings, is spinning out a new upscale career line that will be featured only in its 12 retail stores. "We're going after a different aspect of the customer's lifestyle," says spokeswoman Jennifer Riegel.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
New Crew: More of the preppy-perfect look has come to Orange County. J. Crew--known for catalogue sales of sporty wear to men and women partial to the tweedy, natural-fiber look--has opened its fourth retail store, this one at South Coast Plaza. The 8,000-square-foot store should bring sales of more than $800 a square foot by the end of its first full year, predicted Arnold Cohen, J. Crew's chief operating officer and president of retail.
NEWS
November 25, 1994 | CINDY LAFAVRE YORKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the streamlined '90s, few people grant themselves many luxuries. So, in a world where buying necessities takes up the bulk of income, even the smallest luxury feels like a major indulgence. Mention the word cashmere and most people immediately associate the soft, caressible fabric with indulgence. At Casual Corner stores, including the one in Topanga Plaza, $79 will buy a woman's long-sleeve cashmere sweater. It's an unheard of price for something typically costing $100 or more.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1997
When you're museum hopping, but can't look at one more canvas, diorama or display case, consider getting a bite or passing some time in the neighborhood: Friday Evening After a visit to any of the museums on Wilshire Boulevard's Museum Row--including the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or the nearby La Brea Tar Pits--the surrounding Hancock Park is a perfect place to picnic. If you look carefully, you can see holes in the ground where the tar is seeping through.
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