Jeff Prine

Jeff Prine, Editor at Large, Accessories Magazine
Jeff returns as a regular contributor to Accessories magazine. Initially Jeff worked as senior editor at Accessories more than 20 years ago and his love of the industry has followed him until present. Since his tenure here, Jeff has continued to report jewelry, watch and other luxury goods trends as executive editor at Modern Jeweler magazine, fashion director at Lustre, and as contributor on products and trends for consumer and trade publications and websites. In addition to his editorial experience, Jeff also served as an adjunct instructor for accessories merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology. jeffp@busjour.com

Abercrombie & Fitch Q4 Profit Falls on Dismal Sales

A more clean cut Americana image is replacing former CEO Mike  Jeffries' longtime more provocative imagery at Abercrombie

New Albany, OH—Another bleak day for beleaguered Abercrombie & Fitch. The teen specialty retailer reported its fourth quarter … [Read more...]

Ascena Q2 Profit Plunges, Maintains Outlook

Comp sales drop at Ascena's Justice stores

Mahwah, NJ—Ascena Retail Group’s stock took a hit of more than 6% after the specialty retailer reported Tuesday second quarter … [Read more...]

Target Plans to Cut “Several Thousand Jobs” Under New Cost-Cutting Plan

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Minneapolis—Target Corp. plans to cut several thousand jobs as the mass merchant embarks on a restructuring plan that is supposed … [Read more...]

Kate Spade Q4 Sales Jump 45% But Outlook Disappoints

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New York—Kate Spade & Co. reported today that fourth quarter profit missed estimates dented by its exit of Kate Spade Saturday … [Read more...]

Stage Stores Q4 Profit Beats, Sales Rise

Prom destinations at Stage Stores

Houston—Stage Stores Inc. today posted a fourth quarter net income increase that beat expectations while the department stores … [Read more...]

JCPenney’s Q4 Earnings Miss Dents Shares, But Sales Improve

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Plano, TX—JCPenney once again saw its shares battled after reporting late Thursday that its adjusted fourth quarter earnings were … [Read more...]

Gap Inc. Q4 Earnings Beat Estimate as Old Navy Leads Sales Gain

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San Francisco—Gap Inc. reported Thursday afternoon a better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings helped by strong increases again … [Read more...]

Ross Stores Q4 Top Views, Plans $1.4 Billion Buyback

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Pleasanton, CA—“Robust comparable sales gain” and improved gross margin helped Ross Stores into a 14% increase in its fourth … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Q4 Results Beat Estimates, to Increase Omnichannel Spending

Kohl's introduces the LC Lauren Conrad collection, a modern interpretation of the timeless tale, Cinderella

Menomonee Falls, WI—Kohl’s Corp. reported today a better-than-expected fourth quarter as its comparable store sales … [Read more...]

Chico’s to Close 120 Stores; Takeover Plans Abandoned

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Fort Myers, FL—Chico’s FAS said today it plans to shutter 120 stores by 2017, and slow down opening new stores. The women’s … [Read more...]

Iconix Q4 Profit Down; But Outlook Up

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New York—Iconix Brand Group Inc. reported today its fourth quarter profit was down 9% but looking ahead the brand licensing … [Read more...]

Target Swings into Q4 Loss on Exit from Canada, But Sales Increased

Shopping carts are stacked inside a Target store in Dallas

Minneapolis—Target Corp. reported today that it swung into a fourth quarter loss, hurt by a major loss from its exit from Canada. … [Read more...]