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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.

Donnelly Named President at Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Inc

Urban Outfitters has named former Steven Alan president Trish Donnelly as its new North America president.

DSW Acquires 44% Stake in Canada’s Town Shoes

Town Shoes

DSW Inc. has acquired a 44% stake in Canada’s largest footwear and accessories retailer, Town Shoes.

Former J. Crew designer Webb Joins Banana Republic

Marissa Webb

Banana Republic has named former J. Crew designer Marissa Webb as its new creative director for men’s, women’s and accessories.

TVO Talks to Larry Rosen About Harry Rosen’s 60th Anniversary

Larry Rosen

Harry Rosen CEO Larry Rosen talks to a Toronto TV station about the iconic menswear retailer’s 60th anniversary — and competition from Saks and Nordstrom.

Torre Big and Tall to Close

Torre Big and Tall

Torre Big and Tall, a Philadelphia men’s store that’s been in business since 1937, will close its doors in April.

Gennette Promoted to President at Macy’s

Jeff Gennette

Macy’s chief merchant Jeff Gennette has been promoted to president, effective immediately.

H&M Opens its First Hawaii Store

H&M Honolulu

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M has opened its first store in Hawaii.

G-III Licenses PVH for G.H. Bass Sportswear

G-III Apparel Group has licensed PVH for G.H. Bass & Co. men’s sportswear.

Tharanco Names Denise Grande VP of Licensing

Tharanco Lifestyles has hired Denise Grande as its new VP of licensing. She will report to CEO Michael Setola. Grande will manage and develop licenses for Tharanco’s Greg Norman Collection and Dunning Golf brands. “Denise is a menswear industry veteran with an impressive history,” said Setola. “She’s a results-oriented executive with extensive global brand management […]

Levi Strauss to Cut 800 Corporate Jobs

Levis

Levi Strauss announced a global productivity initiative will save it $175-200 million and comes at the cost of about 20% of its corporate workforce.