PF Flyers 75th Anniversary

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Elise Diamantini: PF Flyers celebrated its 75th Anniversary at Bowery Diner.

Like a man

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Elise Diamantini talk to Lost Boys’ Kelly Muccio about her latest Like a Man video series.

Crossing the bridge

Store design was inspired by the neighborhood’s aesthetic and made from locally sourced materials like reclaimed and recycled wood, steel and plastic.

Elise Diamantini visits Atrium’s latest store in Brooklyn, New York.

Beyond plaid: Contemporary retail survey

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Elise Diamantini: There’s good news in contemporary business at retail. According to our survey of independent stores across the country, 85 percent reported increases in overall business.

One stop shop

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Elise Diamantini: Opening a retail space that sells men’s apparel as well as a variety of non-apparel items, as NYC’s Lost Weekend does, is becoming increasingly popular.

Wish they all could be…

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Elise Diamantini on California street style.

Schmoozing: Karmaloop x BBC party in Las Vegas

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Karmaloop x Billionaire Boys Club VIP reception hosted by Greg Selkoe and Pharrell Williams at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Vested Interest

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Elise Diamantini finds a new interest in vests at the trade shows in Las Vegas.

Break the chain

Downtown editor Elise Diamantini

When we first talked about launching downtown, this new contemporary section within MR Magazine, the discussion certainly got heated when trying to define the word contemporary. The term is broad and depending on who you ask, can mean totally different things. Some contemporary retailers don’t even like to use the word, so do we have […]

Scenes from the sales floor

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Three Los Angeles retailers, The Stronghold, Standard Goods and Feal Mor, share tales from the sales floor.