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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 Names Norris and Fitzpatrick Retail Presidents

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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

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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

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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

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

UBM May Acquire Advanstar

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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.

Stuart Goldblatt to Relaunch Bill Blass

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Former Macy’s Merchandising Group exec Stuart Goldblatt is the new president of Bill Blass Group.

Macy’s Inc. Announces More Omni Innovations

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Macy’s Inc. revealed plans to support Apple Pay, a pilot program for same-day delivery, an image search app for iPhones and several other innovations.

Men’s Wearhouse Names Mary Beth Blake President

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Men’s Wearhouse has promoted EVP and chief merchandising officer Mary Beth Blake to president.

Holt Renfrew Closing Two Stores Amid Expansion

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In a statement about its $300 million investment in new and existing stores across Canada, luxury retailer Holt Renfrew announced that stores in Ottawa and Quebec City will close early next year.