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About Harry Sheff

Web Editor Harry Sheff also covers the furnishings and men’s grooming markets for MR Magazine. He is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota and although he has lived in Brooklyn, New York for five years, he still hasn’t lost his quaint Midwestern patois. His first memories of the menswear business come from the long defunct Sims Ltd. in downtown Minneapolis, where his father bought suits in the 1980’s. He is an avid home bartender and collector of men’s colognes, two subjects he blogs about in his spare time.

Gianluca Flore Named CEO of Brioni

Brioni

Luxury group Kering has named Gianluca Flore chief executive of Brioni, replacing the outgoing Francesco Pesci.

Kering Names New CEOs at Bottega Veneta, Christopher Kane

Kering

Marco Bizzarri, head of Kering’s luxury couture and leather goods division, named new CEOs at Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane.

Tengram Buys Stake in Luciano Barbera, Names Barrato CEO

Todd Barrato and Joe Barrato-FEATURED

Tengram Capital Partners has acquired what it calls “a significant interest” in the Italian luxury brand Luciano Barbera and appointed former Brioni North America chief Todd Barrato as its new CEO.

Tech Fiber Brand 37.5 Seeks to Evaporate the Competition

37.5's Wes Burgess, Scott Branscum and Christy Raedeke at a press event this week

A technical fiber brand called 37.5—named for the optimal core body temperature in degrees Celsius—is aggressively courting new business. In the last several months the brand, created by Boulder, Colo.-based Cocona Inc., has relaunched, hired a global sales force under new EVP of sales, marketing and merchandising Scott Branscum and signed a deal with Performance […]

Men’s Wearhouse Names Norris and Fitzpatrick Retail Presidents

Men's Wearhouse

Men’s Wearhouse has updated its executive structure again in the wake of the Jos. A. Bank acquisition.

Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Opens First U.S. Store

Woolrich Store Soho_Wide-FEATURED

The SoHo, NYC store, which focuses on the Woolrich John Rich & Bros. brand, is the first of several U.S. stores planned for this fall.

Saks Confirms New Downtown Stores, Office Moves

Brookfield Place-TOPFEATURED

Hudson’s Bay Company has signed leases with Brookfield Property Partners for a Saks Fifth Avenue store, a Saks Off Fifth flagship and 400,000 sq. ft. of office space.

Nordstrom’s First Canadian Store Opens in Calgary

Nordstrom Chinook Centre-FEATURED

The 140,000 sq. ft. Nordstrom store at Chinook Centre in Calgary is its first store outside the U.S.

UBM May Acquire Advanstar

Advanstar

UBM, the UK-based media company, confirmed last week that it is in talks to acquire Advanstar.

Kohl’s, UPS and FedEx Hiring Tens of Thousands for Holiday

Kohl’s, UPS and FedEx all anticipate hiring far more seasonal workers for the holidays than last year.