Mark Brashear Leaves Hugo Boss

Mark Brashear

Mark Brashear, chairman and CEO of Hugo Boss Americas, has left the company after five and a half years.

The Dubious Allure of the Male Ankle

Ankles

New York magazine has declared this the beginning of “mankles season,” the time of year, apparently, when men ceremoniously begin shedding their socks to wow women with flashes of bare ankle.

Shanghai Shenda America Acquires Daniel Hechter License

Daniel Hechter

Shangahi Shenda America has acquired the license for Daniel Hechter tailored clothing, sportswear and dress furnishings in the U.S.

Ara Bedrosian and Ross Gershkowitz Launch Alpha Design Group

Ara Bedrosian, CEO of JB Britches, and former JA Apparel SVP Ross Gershkowitz have launched a new holding company called Alpha Design Group.

Randa Announces New Division Structure, Promotions

Judy Person

Randa Accessories has created four new product divisions and a new Key Accounts division, all overseen by Judy Person.

Target’s Internal Problems

Target CMO Jeff Jones

An anonymous letter from a disgruntled Target employee is just the latest to be posted by the gossip blog Gawker, but this one got a public reply from Target CMO Jeff Jones.

Lenor Romano Joins DDK as VP of Design

DDK's senior leadership team:  Carl Schlessinger, CFO; Lenor Romano, VP Design; Paul Rosengard, CEP; Sheryl Ornstein, EVP Sales; and Hershey Gold, COO

Romano will continue her Lenor Romano collection and design sweaters and knits for DDK’s Boston Traders.

Will the Dress-Up Trend Last?

Brooks Brothers Red Fleece

Harry Sheff talks to Durand Guion at Macy’s and Glen Hoffs at Brooks Brothers about the tailored clothing boom.

Southern Tide Hires Merchandiser, Marketing Director

Southern Tide

Tyler North has been named director of merchandising and Kathryn Hilton is the new marketing manager.

Stein Mart April Same-Store Sales Up 8.9%

Stein Mart

Stein Mart’s nearly 9% boost in April same-store sales was driven by warmer weather.