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 […]

Item of the Week: Tee Library

Tee Library Heart sweatshirt

Would you be my Sweat-heart? This week’s item is timed for the holiday that, because of the timing of the Vegas market, the menswear industry never really gets to enjoy (well, that’s all dependent on your status, of course…). So while you’re in Vegas, make sure to check out Tee Library’s new crewneck and hooded […]

Copenhagen Fashion Week Highlights


Last week I was fortunate enough to attend Copenhagen Fashion Week Festival sponsored by the Copenhagen Fashion Council. The four-day trip was jam-packed with fashion shows, tradeshows, menswear shop visits and an afternoon of touristy-sightseeing. Keep your eyes out this week for more online coverage, as well as in MR’s April issue. Click on the […]