1. Organization and Basis of Presentation
New York & Company, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, collectively the "Company") is a leading specialty retailer of women's fashion apparel and accessories, and the modern wear-to-work destination for women, providing perfectly fitting pants and NY Style that is feminine, polished, on-trend and versatile. The Company's proprietary branded New York & Company® merchandise is sold exclusively through its national network of retail stores and eCommerce store at www.nyandcompany.com. The target customers for the Company's merchandise are fashion-conscious, value-sensitive women between the ages of 25 and 45. As of October 27, 2012, the Company operated 536 stores in 43 states.
The condensed consolidated financial statements as of October 27, 2012 and October 29, 2011 and for the 13 weeks ("three months") and 39 weeks ("nine months") ended October 27, 2012 and October 29, 2011 are unaudited and are presented pursuant to the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Accordingly, these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the 52-week fiscal year ended January 28, 2012 ("fiscal year 2011"), which were filed with the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K with the SEC on April 9, 2012. The 53-week fiscal year ending February 2, 2013 is referred to herein as "fiscal year 2012." The Company's fiscal year is a 52- or 53-week year that ends on the Saturday closest to January 31.
On a stand-alone basis, without the consolidation of Lerner New York Holding, Inc. ("Lerner Holding") and its subsidiaries, New York & Company, Inc. has no significant independent assets or operations. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. In the opinion of management, the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, which are of a normal recurring nature, necessary to present fairly the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods.
Due to seasonal variations in the retail industry, the results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full fiscal year.