Miltons Expands Chestnut Hill Square Store

Lenny Clarke, Dana Katz and Newton, Mass. Mayor Setti Warren

Dana Katz used the grand re-opening of his Chestnut Hill Square location to raise $10,000 for The Ron Burton Training Village for under-privileged youth. By Elise Diamantini

Belk’s Todd Huston Turns Labels into Brands

Todd Huston

Todd Huston, VP men’s private brands, is constantly creating new concepts to push Belk’s brands further.

Belk’s Balanced Sportswear Team

Richard Davis and David Mihalko

Ying & Yang: Together, David Mihalko and Richard Davis lead Belk’s sportswear business, which is just over half of total men’s.

Ron Mellott: Belk’s Man With a Plan

Ron Mellott

As SVP of planning and allocation at Belk, 30-year menswear veteran Ron Mellott makes sure his planners are out in the market and connected to product.

Belk’s Tom Nystrom and Selena Hanks: Well Suited

Tom Nystrom

Belk’s clothing and furnishings DMM Tom Nystrom and VP of planning Selena Hanks use teamwork and testing to move the business forward. By Elise Diamantini

Kathy Bufano: The Woman on Top

Kathy Bufano

Focused on becoming a $6 billion business, Belk’s president of merchandising Kathy Bufano is bringing fashion to the forefront. By Elise Diamantini

Bluemasters, Innovation in Denim Release Party

Adriano Goldschmied and Scott Morrison

Isko, Archroma and Liberty Fairs sponsored a book release party for Bluemasters, Innovation in Denim at 3×1 in Manhattan.

Charming Charlotte

Bruce & Diana

On a trip to Charlotte, N.C., Elise Diamantini and Karen Alberg Grossman take a tour of local specialty stores, including Taylor Richards & Conger, Bruce Julian, Paul Simon and Westport Big & Tall.

Betting on Belts


Inspired by Happy Socks, Andrew Heffernan and Anna Lundberg decided to cash in men’s accessories — but opted to focus on belts.

Denim for Days

PRPS jeans

Elise Diamantini: A shift from basics to fashion is breathing new life into the denim market.