Wichita, Kansas better men’s specialty store Johnston’s marked its 100th anniversary with a party in October.
Columbia Sportswear has opened a concept store in New York City’s Meatpacking District, next to its Sorel pop-up shop.
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.
Jeff Kirwan will become Gap Global president in December and Andi Owens will become Banana Republic Global president in February.
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 will upgrade its core brand, invest in its own stores, increase its women’s business and look to emerging markets.
Gitman’s Dana Dean and John Minahan are visiting stores on a crusade to change the way specialty retailers sell shirts and ties.