Karen Alberg Grossman picks some highlights from the Las Vegas trade shows, including socks from Per Pedes, knit sportcoats from brands like Bespoken, shoes from Bugatchi and more.
About Karen Alberg Grossman
Karen Alberg Grossman is editor in chief of MR Magazine, a Business Journals publication that she launched with Stu Nifoussi in 1990. She is also editor in chief of Forum magazine and Accent magazine, both luxury lifestyle publications custom-designed for upscale independent stores. Prior to this, Karen was senior editor of Accessories magazine and women's apparel editor for Retail Week magazine. She started her career as an executive trainee for Bloomingdale's and then as a market rep for May Merchandising. Karen graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in French education and philosophy. A frequent moderator of industry panels and seminars and guest lecturer at fashion schools, she is known for her insightful editorials, personality-revealing profiles and provocative industry roundtables. She also admits to spending hours studying men under the guise of “market research.”
Karen Alberg Grossman: Our vote for Coolest Kid goes to Manassah Armah, who obviously picked up a tip or two from his dad, neckwear and accessories designer Edward Armah.
Zipway, an athletic wear brand based on an improved zipper technology, held a press conference hosted by 1994 NBA All Stars John Starks and Charles Oakley.
Karen Alberg Grossman and Stu Nifoussi reminisce about the last 25 years leading MR, talking about their strengths, their weaknesses and the time a retailer’s UPS guy won our underwear model contest.
Meet 25 of the industry executives who inspire us, entertain us and make us better. Including Ralph Lauren, menswear PR phenom Erin Hawker, clothing legend Ronny Wurtzburger and more.
“Oh to be young and unafraid and not know what you don’t know…” Karen Alberg Grossman reflects on 25 years of MR Magazine.
By adding a line to their company banner at a trade show booth — “knitted sport shirt company” — Left Coast Tee suddenly did a whole lot of new business.
Karen Alberg Grossman: Upscale menswear retailers finally have a quality counterpart to Suitsupply, something that will bring in younger clothing customers.
Oved Group and Five Star celebrated the new year and a new showroom with a cocktail party last night on 34th Street in Manhattan.
Karen Alberg Grossman: The January issue of MR is always a favorite for me: in order to recap the year, I speak with many industry visionaries who graciously share what they’ve learned from the past 12 months.