Must Read: Inside J.Crew’s New CEO’s Plans to Revive Struggling Chain, Retail Should Perform Well in Second Half of the Year

Photo: Steve Jennings/WireImage

Photo: Steve Jennings/WireImage

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

J.Crew’s new CEO plans to revive struggling chain with lower prices and more sizes 
James Brett took over as CEO of J.Crew last summer, when the retailer’s longtime leader Mickey Drexler stepped down amid faltering sales. Brett’s plan to revive the struggling chain involves expanding J.Crew’s assortment with more entry-level prices, as well as introducing plus sizes and more fit options. Most of these changes will be rolled out in the coming weeks. {The Wall Street Journal

Retail should perform well in the second half of the year 
Retail is poised to have a strong second-half, fueled by healthy spending coming out of rising wages and a low unemployment rate. “Apparel is setting up for its best holiday in years,” said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners to WWD. “People are spending on apparel again — it’s up 5 percent and triple the rate of the last five or six years.” {WWD

Annie Leibovitz photographed Stormy Daniels for Vogue‘s October issue
Annie Leibovitz captured Stormy Daniels, wearing a royal blue Zac Posen dress, for Vogue‘s October issue. The image accompanies a piece by writer Amy Chozick on what life is like for one of Trump’s main adversaries. {Vogue

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