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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.

Gap Inc.’s Incoming CEO Names New Gap, Banana Republic Leaders

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Jeff Kirwan will become Gap Global president in December and Andi Owens will become Banana Republic Global president in February.

Graziano de Boni Leaving Armani

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Armani’s North America CEO Graziano de Boni is resigning at the end of the year.

NYC Surpasses Hong Kong for Most Expensive Retail Rent

NYC’s retail rent is now the highest in the world, reaching $3,500 per sq. ft. per year on Upper Fifth Avenue.

Hugo Boss Says 75% of Sales Will Come from its Own Stores by 2020

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Hugo Boss will upgrade its core brand, invest in its own stores, increase its women’s business and look to emerging markets.

Perry Ellis Shareholders Push for Sale

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Activist investors, led by Legion Partners, revealed a letter they sent to PEI’s board last month.

Stage Stores Narrows Q3 Loss

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Stage Stores narrowed its Q3 loss to $5.1 million, beating analysts’ predictions.

Merchandising Furnishings: You’re Doing it Wrong

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Gitman’s Dana Dean and John Minahan are visiting stores on a crusade to change the way specialty retailers sell shirts and ties.

Facebook to Cut Some Brand Posts from Feeds

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Facebook will be removing some brand content deemed “overly promotional” from users’ News Feeds.

Robert Talbott Opens in San Diego’s Ascot Shop

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Robert Talbott opened its third shop-in-shop in a specialty store this year, this time in San Diego’s Ascot Shop.

Lululemon Opening its First Men’s Store

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Lululemon, best know for women’s yoga pants, will open its first men’s store on Black Friday.