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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.

Men’s Wearhouse Announces David Edwab’s Retirement

Men’s Wearhouse vice chairman David Edwab announced that he will retire from his executive position with the company but remain vice chairman.

Southern Tide Opening New Branded Shops in Key Independent Retailers

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Southern Tide will be opening branded shops in several of its best accounts this year, including Country Club Prep in Charlottesville, Va. and Byron in Kansas City.

Marshalls and T.J. Maxx to Raise Minimum Wages to $9 an Hour

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TJX CEO Carol Meyrowitz said that T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post workers would begin making at least $9 an hour in June.

Neiman Marcus Launches Mobile Wallet for its iPhone App

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The mobile wallet, launched with help from Capital One, will let Neiman Marcus shoppers make in-store purchases without a physical credit card present.

Carhartt Names Joe Monahan SVP of Sales

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Carhartt has hired former Nike executive Joe Monahan as its new senior vice president of sales.

Mall of America Named as Potential Terror Target

The largest mall in the country was named in a video released by terrorists, says Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

25 Years of Retail Growth — And Consolidation

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From the end of the “merchant prince” era of department stores to the birth of Target, the dawn of the Walmart age to the Macy’s takeover and the present luxury boom, we track the last 25 years of retail.

Marc Schneider Named CEO of Kenneth Cole Productions

Marc Schneider

Schneider comes to Kenneth Cole from PVH, where he has been group president of the Heritage Brands division since 2011.

Jason Cater Joins Peter Millar as VP, Design & Merchandising

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Jason Cater has been named VP of design and merchandising at Peter Millar’s Peter Millar Collection division.

Salence Wins Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award

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Whitney Hunter and Andy Gathings of Salence Outerwear have won Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award for menswear.