Donald Pliner Leaving the Footwear Brand He Founded

Footwear designer Donald Pliner announced that he is leaving the Donald J Pliner Company “to pursue other creative ventures.”

American Apparel Names Pickman Head Men’s Designer

American Apparel

ickman had been the men’s design director at Band of Outsiders for the last three and a half years.

Management One Co-founder Evan Wise to Retire

Marc Weiss and Evan Wise

Evan Wise has announced his retirement from Management One, the retail merchandise planning and consulting firm that he founded 25 years ago with Marc Weiss.

Uniqlo to Open Stores in D.C., Seattle and Denver

Uniqlo Fifth Ave flagship

Uniqlo says it will open three stores in new markets: Denver, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Century 21 Opens its First Store Outside Northeast

Century 21 storefront

Century 21 is opening an 85,000 sq. ft. store in South Florida—its first outside of the Northeast.

Simon Pulls Offer for Macerich

Simon Properties has halted its unsolicited pursuit of rival mall developer Macerich Company.

Marc Metrick Named President of Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue

Marigay McKee is stepping down as president of Saks Fifth Avenue after only 15 months and Marc Metrick, a 15-year veteran of the luxury retailer, has been named to replace her.

Is Belk Putting Itself Up for Sale?

Belk

Belk, the 297-store family-owned regional department store chain, has hired Goldman Sachs Group to explore a possible sale of the company.

New York Times Debuts Men’s Style Section

NYTimes

The New York Times launched its new Men’s Style section in print and online today with 13 features and 30 advertisers.

Milano Unica Joining NYC Textile Week in July

Milano Unica will join NYC Textile Week at the Javits Center in July.