Jeff Kirwan will become Gap Global president in December and Andi Owens will become Banana Republic Global president in February.
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.
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 will upgrade its core brand, invest in its own stores, increase its women’s business and look to emerging markets.
Gitman’s Dana Dean and John Minahan are visiting stores on a crusade to change the way specialty retailers sell shirts and ties.
Robert Talbott opened its third shop-in-shop in a specialty store this year, this time in San Diego’s Ascot Shop.