Badowers: The fashion center

Michael Chilton and Kevin Hansen

Harry Sheff: Badowers has evolved, proving to both its owner and the greater world of menswear that Des Moines has a fashion customer.

Neiman Marcus to close Minneapolis store next year

Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus will close its only Minneapolis store by July next year, according to local reports.

Untying neckwear

Ties at Haberdash in Chicago

Harry Sheff: In better men’s contemporary stores, neckwear sales aren’t always tied to tailored clothing anymore.

IAG promotes four executives at Oxxford, Measure Up, Gitman and Corbin

IAG

IAG president Joe Blair announced the promotions of Bob Denton, Jay Myers, Dana Dean and Sara Hutchison.

Ones to watch: Tellason

Tellason's TonyPatella and PeteSearson

Harry Sheff: The founders of Tellason started the company when the made in America trend was starting to build and when the economy was starting to crumble; both factors worked to their advantage.

Family Man: Pat Mon Pere Sr.

Pat Mon Pere Sr. and family

Harry Sheff: Pat Mon Pere Sr. owes his success to the perfect combination of instincts, business acumen and a large extended family.

Nordstrom confirms plans for NYC store to open in 2018

Nordstrom

Confirming rumors reported yesterday, Nordstrom has officially announced that it will open its first full-line department store in New York City in 2018.

Daffy’s rumored to be in financial trouble

Daffy's

Regional off-price chain Daffy’s may be in financial trouble, with rumors circulating that its buyers have all been told to take vacation time.

Uniqlo to launch e-commerce site for the U.S. this fall

Uniqlo

Uniqlo, the Tokyo-based fast-fashion retailer, has officially announced that it intends to launch a U.S. e-commerce site this fall.

Barbara Nast Saletan leaves Nat Nast

Barbara Nast Saletan

Barbara Nast Saletan, co-founder and president of Nat Nast, has left the company.