Mickey Drexler put $10 million of his own money into J. Crew Group Inc. when he took over its top job in 2003. As he overhauled the New York retailer, he personally reviewed every item of clothing sold, every model in the catalog and every new employee.
The Federal Reserve will release minutes from its April meeting at which the Federal Open Market Committee said it would cut bond buying as the economy picks up after winter weather slowed first-quarter growth.
J.Crew Group Inc., the apparel retailer whose customers include U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, is planning its first Asian store in Hong Kong targeting tourists from mainland China that totaled 28 million last year.
J. Crew Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mickey Drexler is already focused on next year after watching shoppers slow their spending in the last month and cutting the apparel purveyor’s 2010 profit forecast.
“A $28 million tribute is the real thing,” Gregory Long said last night of the figure raised in celebration of his 25th anniversary as president of the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, a museum of plants and a center of education and scientific research. “It’s thrilling such generous people have come together to make these gifts.”