Johnston’s Celebrates 100 Years

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Wichita, Kansas better men’s specialty store Johnston’s marked its 100th anniversary with a party in October.

Columbia Opens First NYC Store

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Columbia Sportswear has opened a concept store in New York City’s Meatpacking District, next to its Sorel pop-up shop.

Some Retailers Celebrate Being Closed on Thanksgiving

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Being closed on Thanksgiving was once normal for major retailers. Now DSW, Nordstrom, Costco, Men’s Wearhouse and others are being positioned as rebellious for their refusal to open on the holiday.

Gap Inc.’s Incoming CEO Names New Gap, Banana Republic Leaders

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Jeff Kirwan will become Gap Global president in December and Andi Owens will become Banana Republic Global president in February.

Graziano de Boni Leaving Armani

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Armani’s North America CEO Graziano de Boni is resigning at the end of the year.

NYC Surpasses Hong Kong for Most Expensive Retail Rent

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 Says 75% of Sales Will Come from its Own Stores by 2020

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Hugo Boss will upgrade its core brand, invest in its own stores, increase its women’s business and look to emerging markets.

Perry Ellis Shareholders Push for Sale

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Activist investors, led by Legion Partners, revealed a letter they sent to PEI’s board last month.

Stage Stores Narrows Q3 Loss

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Stage Stores narrowed its Q3 loss to $5.1 million, beating analysts’ predictions.

Merchandising Furnishings: You’re Doing it Wrong

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Gitman’s Dana Dean and John Minahan are visiting stores on a crusade to change the way specialty retailers sell shirts and ties.