Tengram Buys Stake in Luciano Barbera, Names Barrato CEO

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Tengram Capital Partners has acquired what it calls “a significant interest” in the Italian luxury brand Luciano Barbera and appointed former Brioni North America chief Todd Barrato as its new CEO.

Tech Fiber Brand 37.5 Seeks to Evaporate the Competition

37.5's Wes Burgess, Scott Branscum and Christy Raedeke at a press event this week

A technical fiber brand called 37.5—named for the optimal core body temperature in degrees Celsius—is aggressively courting new business. In the last several months the brand, created by Boulder, Colo.-based Cocona Inc., has relaunched, hired a global sales force under new EVP of sales, marketing and merchandising Scott Branscum and signed a deal with Performance […]

Men’s Wearhouse Names Norris and Fitzpatrick Retail Presidents

Men's Wearhouse

Men’s Wearhouse has updated its executive structure again in the wake of the Jos. A. Bank acquisition.

Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Opens First U.S. Store

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The SoHo, NYC store, which focuses on the Woolrich John Rich & Bros. brand, is the first of several U.S. stores planned for this fall.

Saks Confirms New Downtown Stores, Office Moves

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Hudson’s Bay Company has signed leases with Brookfield Property Partners for a Saks Fifth Avenue store, a Saks Off Fifth flagship and 400,000 sq. ft. of office space.

Nordstrom’s First Canadian Store Opens in Calgary

Nordstrom Chinook Centre-FEATURED

The 140,000 sq. ft. Nordstrom store at Chinook Centre in Calgary is its first store outside the U.S.

UBM May Acquire Advanstar


UBM, the UK-based media company, confirmed last week that it is in talks to acquire Advanstar.

Kohl’s, UPS and FedEx Hiring Tens of Thousands for Holiday

Kohl’s, UPS and FedEx all anticipate hiring far more seasonal workers for the holidays than last year.

Stuart Goldblatt to Relaunch Bill Blass

Stuart Goldblatt

Former Macy’s Merchandising Group exec Stuart Goldblatt is the new president of Bill Blass Group.

Macy’s Inc. Announces More Omni Innovations


Macy’s Inc. revealed plans to support Apple Pay, a pilot program for same-day delivery, an image search app for iPhones and several other innovations.