Brown Shoe Company will rebrand itself as Caleres and launch a men’s footwear brand called Brown Shoe Bootmakers.
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.
Knit ties have done well editorially but haven’t quite broken into the mainstream. We asked several brands how they see the trend.
Chris Calligan has joined BJD Inc. as VP of sales for its James Tattersall, Newport Isle and Park West divisions.
Taubman has boosted its stake in Puerto Rico’s Mall of San Juan to 95% with the acquisition of an additional 15% from New Century Development.
The partnership wants to give the mall a two-year renovation and rebrand it as the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia at Market East. It would reopen in spring 2017.
Hampshire Group is selling the Honduras-based knitwear manufacturer that it acquired for $23 million in 2011.
Liz Rodbell, president of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor, will be one of the mothers honored by the National Mother’s Day Committee.