Paul Stuart acquired by Japanese licensee

Paul Stuart

Luxury retailer Paul Stuart has been acquired by Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co. Ltd., its longtime licensee for the Japanese market.

TJX buys Sierra Trading Post for $200 million

TJX Companies

TJX Companies has acquired the privately held Cheyenne, Wyo.-based an off-price Internet retailer Sierra Trading Post for $200 million.

Men’s Wearhouse names Joseph Abboud creative director

Designer Joseph Abboud

The Men’s Wearhouse has named designer Joseph Abboud chief creative director a month after he left HMX.

Authentic Brands wins auction for HMX

Doug Williams

Authentic Brands Group has acquired HMX’s intellectual property and a second company led by HMX CEO Doug Williams has acquired the operations. The deal will keep HMX’s factories in Chicago and Rochester open.

Neckwear Notes: Ties by the numbers

Bow ties at Haberdash

How much did the neckwear business contract since its 1995 peak and has it stopped shrinking? Harry Sheff looks into what few numbers are available.

OUTERWEAR WEEK: Tailored outerwear at retail

Schneiders Salzburg

Warm weather hasn’t stopped most retailers from being optimistic about the tailored outerwear business.

Best Buyers 2012: Peter Harris, Saks Fifth Avenue

Peter Harris

Theatrical manager: Veteran Saks buyer Peter Harris knows how to move the needle.

TheTieBar, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson launch bow tie collection

Greg Shugar, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita and Gina Shugar

Online furnishings retailer TheTieBar.com launched a limited edition bow tie line with Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson last week.

Tommy Bahama opening NYC flagship

Tommy Bahama Flagship

NEW YORK—Tommy Bahama opens its Manhattan flagship store tomorrow—its first global flagship. The store at 551 Fifth Avenue (at 45th Street) will be the largest Tommy Bahama store in the world. The store will feature 5,000 sq. ft. of men’s, women’s and home decor retail space; 1,300 sq. ft. for the Marlin Bar; and 6,700 […]

Designer Joseph Abboud resigns from HMX

Designer Joseph Abboud

Designer Joseph Abboud has left his position as president and chief creative officer at HMX.