The Briefcase Project: A day of career empowerment for women

Mock interview

Karen Alberg Grossman was honored to be part of a wonderful event: the Briefcase Project, a volunteer-driven day for women looking to re-enter the job market.

Schmoozing: National Marfan Foundation Heartworks Gala


Thursday night’s National Marfan Foundation Heartworks Gala 2012 at Cipriani 42nd Street was once again a fabulous evening for a great cause.

Montréal Fashion Week


Karen Alberg Grossman: Fashion in Montréal is a highly revered—and government supported—enterprise.’s menswear mavens: Glen Schanen

Glen Schanen

MR’s Online Retailer of the Year, GVP of menswear, Glen Schanen.’s menswear mavens: Andrea Dechtman

Andrea Dechtman

MR’s Online Retailer of the Year, Andrea Dechtman, GVP/planning manager for menswear.

MR’s Online Retailer of the Year: The magic of, online retailer of the year

MR honors its first Online Retailer of the Year,, and its leaders, Jeff Kantor and Kent Anderson. Story by Karen Alberg Grossman.

Editor’s letter: The dinosaur myth

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: For at least as long as I’ve been writing about retail, department stores have been portrayed as on the verge of extinction. How ironic therefore that this segment of the market is today among the healthiest!

Great shoes, too-long pants

Great shoes, too-long pants

Karen Alberg Grossman wonders why men who wear great shoes cover them up with pants hemmed too long.

Vinny Belts: Get waisted!

Vincent DePillo

Karen Alberg Grossman talks to belt designer Vincent DePillo, whose colorful fabric belts are made in Bridgeport, Conn.

Parisian style

Cotton jackets

Karen Alberg Grossman: Just back from Paris, Lee Leonard of DLS Apparel Group was totally inspired by the menswear, in the stores and on the streets.