Places: Copenhagen, Denmark


Hitting the streets of Denmark’s most stylish city. The Copenhagen Retail Scene For a small city, there are a ton of cool things happening in Copenhagen, especially during Copenhagen Fashion Week, which I attended in February thanks to sponsorship from the Copenhagen Fashion Council. The three-day excursion was jam-packed with attending runway shows, walking tradeshows, […]

3 Quick Questions for… Vinnie’s Styles

These guys have style. From left to right: Owners Polo P, Desta and Jacob Parris with George Harris.

When my phone rang last week, I never thought my former boss from Triple 5 Soul would be on the other end. I’ve had many stints in retail, and George was my all-time favorite manager, so I was thrilled to hear that he’s working for Vinnie’s Styles now. I stopped by to catch up with […]

Catching up with Atrium

Alan Fernandez and Sam Ben-Avraham

Manhattan’s Atrium re-invents itself by going back to its roots. Atrium owner Sam Ben-Avraham knows the negative impact of over-distribution. “You really can’t decipher between specialty and department stores anymore,” he told MR. “The last couple of years we’ve seen brands open distribution and start selling everyone. They say, different stores buy different pieces, but […]

Spring Snaps: Man on the Street


After that bitter winter, the weather is finally starting to warm up in New York City. Guys are trading in their parkas and puffers for spring jackets and sportcoats–and we’re taking notice! We snapped these shots of men who are embracing the spring season with style. The images below are thumbnails. Click on an image […]

3 Quick Questions for… Diesel’s Renzo Rosso

Renzo Rosso

Diesel, the Italian-based denim and sportswear company, is a staple in the contemporary market.  Always on the cutting edge of design and marketing, Diesel is distributed worldwide in 400 monobrand stores and 5,000 other points of sale. In our new web feature we ask founder and president Renzo Rosso 3 Quick Questions. 1. What makes Diesel stand […]

Where you at? Location-based marketing for retailers


Location-based marketing platforms like Foursquare are changing the way retailers reach consumers. Location based marketing… what is it? And why should retailers care about it? New location-based technologies like Foursquare are helping create some excitement and offering new ways for retailers to interact with and market to customers. Here’s how Foursquare works: it’s a mobile […]

MR Q: Victorinox president Joachim Beer


Sharp Moves: The new president of Victorinox, Joachim Beer, looks to grow global wholesale and retail business. Victorinox is shaking things up! With a new president and cool, contemporary product offerings for fall 2011, this is not the same outdoorsy brand made famous for their Swiss Army knives. Even though apparel makes up a modest […]

Item of the Week: Fox Tails


The fox tail key chain trend first popped up in the women’s market at Louis Vuitton’s spring 2010 runway show when Marc Jacobs accessorized them on handbags. Guys have since adopted the trend by clipping the tail to their back belt loops. Now these tails can be easily spotted on all over the streets of […]

Head of the Class: Contemporary retailers share what they’ve learned


Four contemporary retailers, from Chicago, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and Atlanta, tell us about what has made them successful. Haberdash Adam Beltzman opened the 1,400 square foot Haberdash in Chicago as a denim boutique in 2005. As styles evolved, so did Haberdash, now known for its modern spin on classic menswear. He also teamed up with […]

The Social Seminar


Social media insiders on the Project Panel in Las Vegas agree that the fashion industry is slow at adopting digital. One panelist said, “Brands who aren’t jumping on social media are getting left behind. It’s important to hire people now because soon enough the whole landscape will change.” The very nature of the fashion industry […]