The top stories on just-style over the past week included an update on the impact of floods in Thailand on the country's clothing industry, the closure of 100 stores by women's wear retailer Christopher & Banks, and disappointing third-quarter results at Gap Inc.

US: Gap Q3 profit slumps 36% on falling sales
Specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc has reaffirmed its full-year earnings outlook even though a continuing slide in earnings and margins has pushed the struggling firm to a 36% drop in third quarter profit.

THAILAND: Flooding takes toll on textile and clothing industry
According to the latest figures from the Thai Garment Manufacturer Association (TGMA), more than 160 companies in Thailand's textile industry are now reeling from widespread flooding which has crippled the country over the last few weeks.

WORLD: Economic worries could weigh on cotton demand
Cotton prices, supply and demand estimates are largely unchanged from last month according to the latest data to come out of the US - although there are mounting concerns that uncertainty in Europe and a possible double-dip recession will start to weigh on future purchases of the fibre.

SRI LANKA: Apparel exporters resilient but see slow growth
Sri Lanka's apparel industry says its order books are full through the Christmas and New Year season but the future is cloudy with its main markets, the EU and US in economic doldrums.

US: Christopher & Banks to shutter 100 stores, axe jobs
Women's wear retailer Christopher & Banks Corporation is to shutter around 100 underperforming stores and axe jobs as part of moves to help it return to profit.