2012 UJA-Federation annual luncheon: Giving back!


Karen Alberg Grossman: This year’s UJA-Federation luncheon honoring Bon-Ton’s Brendan Hoffman and Peerless’ Alvin Segal raised an incredible $1.3 million.

Schmoozing: Father of the Year Awards lunch


Oscar Feldenkreis, John Thain and Shaquille O’Neal were among the honorees at this year’s Fathers of the Year lunch.

Delivering Dignity

Montel Williams speaking for Dignity U Wear

Karen Alberg Grossman: Montel Williams was a powerful guest host at last night’s Dignity U Wear fundraising event at Brooks Brothers, virtually moving the crowd to tears with his story.

Wayne Drummond: Chief adventurer

Wayne Drummond

Karen Alberg Grossman: That his business card reads ‘Chief Adventurer’ tells a lot about Wayne Drummond, top menswear merchant at both The Bay and Lord & Taylor.

Editor’s letter: Where’s the new?

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: The question for the clothing industry is this: with slimmer fit suits, shirts and ties driving sales for the past three years, where do we go from here?

Sports legend at Macy’s

David Wright

Karen Alberg Grossman: Adorable baseball hero David Wright from the New York Mets drew a big crowd last night at Macy’s Herald Square for an event sponsored by Peerless Clothing and Woolmark.

Something about Mimmo…

Mimmo Spano and Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: Why is it that I have never been out with Mimmo without myriad people stopping to tell him how fabulous he looks?

FEGS benefit dinner: Inspiring success!


Karen Alberg Grossman: I’m not often moved to tears at industry dinners but last night’s FEG’s benefit dinner at Cipriani was a notable exception.

Shopping West Queen in Toronto

Jeffrey Brown at Brown's

Karen Alberg Grossman visits the West Queen West section of Toronto, checking out the up-and-coming trendy boutiques that boldly combine fashion, music and design.

Schmoozing: Forum Group meeting in Minneapolis


Bob White and his team from Hubert White hosted a wonderful few days of work and play in Minneapolis this week.