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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.”

Giving Back: Brooks Brothers’ Winter Wonderland

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Wednesday night’s holiday party at Brooks Brothers’ Madison Avenue flagship, benefitting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, was nothing short of magical.

The Evolution of an Ad Campaign

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Countess Mara neckwear has always had a history of compelling advertising and Randa Accessories wants to ensure that the legacy lives on.

Calvin Klein Extends Clothing License with Peerless

PVH has extended its Calvin Klein license with Peerless for an additional year, according to PVH chairman Manny Chirico.

The New Haberdasher Ltd. in Green Bay

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Karen Alberg Grossman: In an ultimate show of customer loyalty, Daniel Wickman bought his favorite men’s apparel store when he learned owner Steve Van Vuren had plans to retire.

Saul Korman on Making it in a Career He Didn’t Always Love

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Saul Korman of Korry’s spoke about life in menswear in his acceptance speech for the 2015 Business Leader Award from the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Photo of the Week: Tom Beebe Holiday Window Sketches

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Karen Alberg Grossman: If you think it’s easy creating fabulous holiday windows, ask creative icon Tom Beebe about the work involved. His Hickey Freeman windows will be installed this Sunday.

The Man Behind the CEO

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Karen Alberg Grossman gets personal with Terry Lundgren and asks him about his toughest business decisions, his style, his family and what he uses in his hair.

Butch Blum: Celebrating 40 Years and a Brand New Store!

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Butch Blum hosted a charity gala, fashion show and auction to support five Seattle charities that work with at-risk children.

Terry Lundgren: Substance and Style

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MR Magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year: Chairman and CEO of the world’s largest department store, Terry Lundgren has the business savvy to match the charm.

November Editor’s Letter: Terry Lundgren, Person of the Year

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Karen Alberg Grossman: I learned so much from my interview with Terry Lundgren, Macy’s charismatic and surprisingly unassuming CEO — not just about Macy’s business, but also about leading, listening and inspiring a team.