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

Primark profits soar

UK: Primark defies economic storm with 17% FY profit hike
Budget fashion retailer Primark has bucked the UK's economic downturn with a 17% hike in full-year profit to GBP233m (US$374.5m) this week.

Columbia job cuts

US: Columbia Sportswear axes 75 jobs as orders slide
Columbia Sportswear is to reduce its workforce by 4%, the company announced, cutting 75 positions as a result of declining orders and tough market conditions.

Adidas profit slows

GERMANY: Adidas Q3 profit edges up but scraps 2009 outlook
Sportswear giant Adidas Group today (6 November) reported a 2% rise in third quarter profit, but scrapped its financial outlook for the year ahead blaming economic uncertainty.

McQueen Target tie-up
US: Target to team up with McQ Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen is to design a range for US value fashion chain Target as part of a new programme launched by the retailer to team up with leading fashion designers.

M&S downturn hits home

UK: M&S suffers 34% drop in first-half profit
First-half profits at Britain's biggest clothing retailer, Marks & Spencer Group Plc, have plunged by more than 30% as the weakening economy continues to erode consumer confidence.