Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

M&S makes a billion

UK: FY profit at M&S breaks through GBP1bn barrier
Marks & Spencer Group Plc, Britain's largest clothing retailer, Tuesday (20 May) delivered a mixed bag of full-year results, breaking through the GBP1bn profit barrier for the first time in more than a decade, but also warning of tough times ahead.

Gap eyes Russia

US: Gap, Banana Republic stores to open in Russia
US retail giant Gap Inc is to take its Gap and Banana Republic brands to Russia after expanding its partnership with franchising company Fiba Holding AS, it emerged Wednesday.

K-Swiss purchase

US: K-Swiss to acquire 57% of Palladium for $8.3m
Athletic footwear firm K-Swiss is to buy 57% of French shoe brand Palladium SAS for EUR5.3m (US$8.33m), it reported yesterday.

French Connection starts well

UK: Men's wear drags down French Connection outlook
UK high street fashion brand French Connection Group says it has got off to a good start at the beginning of its financial year, but aired caution for the year ahead, particularly in its men's wear business.

JJB grabs Qube

UK: JJB Sports buys Qube stores for GBP1
UK retailer JJB Sports has bought the loss-making Qube footwear store chain for the nominal fee of GBP1 (US$1.98). The deal is viewed by the sportswear specialist as complementary to its recent GBP5m acquisition of the Original Shoe Company (OSC).